Editorials

Darian Aaron: In 2016, resolve to be less racist

I’m outspoken, but not as much as people believe. To be honest, I’m much more comfortable expressing myself through the written word than I am in situations where people have certain expectations about who I am...

Health Alert: Why I wiped HIV off my face

Some years ago, I told someone that I was HIV positive before I agreed to his invitation for a date. “Yeah, I know,” he casually replied, and then he looked a little embarrassed, as if he shouldn’t have said it...

Terrance Dean: World AIDS Day is every day

My strong and God-fearing grandmother wrapped her weary arms around me, held me close, and cried, “Your mother has AIDS, and your newborn baby brother has the HIV virus.” I remember the room spinning and I beca...

Darian Aaron: Activism 2.0; Out front, out loud, online

“We all have a voice, it’s just up to us individually whether or not we choose to utilize it.” I’ll never forget that advice or the person who gave it to me. It’s not by accident that the first time my thoug...

Darian Aaron: Georgia on my mind

We have a reason to celebrate during Atlanta Pride this year. The past three months since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples have been a whirlwind.I’m almost ce...