Shawn + Gwenn

That’s The Spirit: A Tribute to Fletch (Depeche Mode) and a Love Letter to Music

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I had what I thought was the perfect set. Two days before my last show as Synthetic Division I woke up, put on my vintage Depeche Mode t-shirt and headed… Read more

50. Pedro Zamora Would Have Turned 50-Years Old Today.

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Today Pedro Zamora would have turned 50. Last December, I blogged about what would have been Ryan White’s 50th birthday. I never really knew that they were the same age until… Read more

50. Ryan White Would Have Turned 50 Years Old Today.

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Today would have been Ryan White’s 50th birthday. As some of you may know, there are some similarities between his story and my own. However, as time goes by that changes…. Read more

Once Silent, Now Paying it Backward for Peter Staley’s NEVER SILENT Memoir

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Opening up about HIV at age 20 was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. After a decade of keeping my status to myself at all cost, what… Read more

The POZ/Beatles Connection: An Interview With Sean Strub on the Anniversary of John Lennon’s Passing

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Tuesday, December 8 marks forty years since John Lennon’s murder at the age of 40. In the frantic moments that immediately followed the tragedy, Sean Strub was among the first people… Read more

Help On Wheels: A Tribute to Barry Haarde

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The hemophilia community suffered a great loss this month when Barry Haarde passed to spirit. I invited his blood brother (that’s what us hemophiliacs call each other) and fellow cyclist Vaughn Ripley… Read more

Your Cure: An HIV Anthem For Everyone

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Your Cure (Company) from MerceTheSeries on Vimeo. Last September I had the privilege of going up to Brooklyn to play a cameo role in Merce, Season 2. I remember the… Read more

Happy Blogiversary (20 Years!), Steve Schalchlin!

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When I decided to open up about HIV 20 years ago, I went online hoping to find the internet that exists today. My search for HIV websites yielded a handful… Read more