Shawn + Gwenn

A Month of Superheroes: Charles Sanchez and Team Merce

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This week saw the big finale of the 8 episode original HIV comedic web series, Merce. I was so intrigued when I first heard about Merce last year, via an… Read more

Judd Winick: The Hero Who Crashed The Real World

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I’ve written extensively about how much The Real World San Francisco influenced me- you know, the season of MTV’s reality show that featured Pedro Zamora and his life with HIV…. Read more

A Month of Superheroes: Georgia Arnold/MTV Staying Alive

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Georgia, Gwenn and me in 2010 Georgia Arnold is the Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which fights HIV globally by funding youth-led programs. Over the last few… Read more

A Month of Superheroes: Ryan White

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act. This federal program has provided so many services to the HIV/AIDS community. Much thanks goes to Ryan White, who… Read more

A Month of Superheroes: John Oliver

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The new issue of POZ is out, entitled “Suppression Superheroes”. You can check it out by clicking here. Inspired by this issue, I want to spend the next month highlighting… Read more

Merce- Original HIV Comedy Series!

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Now that 40 has sunk in, and I have recovered from my birthday festivities, I wanted to post an entry about one of my favorite new things: Merce! It’s so… Read more

Until There’s a Cure… There’s The Cure

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This year Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day ended up back-to-back. Which, considering how masochistic the emotion of love can be, seems quite appropriate. But, without love, I’m pretty sure… Read more

Cash for the Stache? Let’s Rock AIDS!!

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You’ve seen the moustache… and more of me than you intended to this week… and, well, the time has come… so let’s harness the full power of Freddie Mercury together!… Read more