I just smile and laugh when I’m called “old” or “infected with that shit” by some younger people, homophobes, or plain ole’ haters.
Baby, this is the face of 49 years worth of self care and living after an AIDS diagnosis on my death bed 20 years ago.
Some of Y'all haters better hope you age like me! My 50th birthday party will be on January 19, 2017.
It’s important that people such as myself, who are still living after an AIDS diagnosis, almost 50 yrs old and openly gay, speak our truths, because somewhere, somehow -someone is struggling with self acceptance, lack of love & support from family or community, and stigma.
There are so many pitfalls and heartaches I’ve had in my life but I PUSH myself to stay better and not bitter!!!