It breaks my heart that the worst of HIV stigma comes from my own community: gay men. Here are salvos from a new battle: Calling a young, HIV-negative gay man a “Truvada whore” simply for choosing a prevention option with a higher efficacy rate than condoms. Becoming indignant when someone says AIDS is still a gay problem. Turning to the police when you find out the guy that just jilted you is HIV-positive. Putting “I’m clean, ub2” in your online… Read more
Impulse Group and The Advisorie release new short film following up last years short, “Knowing” and keeps it NSFW hot!
Impulse Group and The Advisorie presents “Open”, an artistic and educational follow up to last year’s piece called “Knowing”. The short further explores the nuance of a sexually active, sero-discordant couple during moments of decision, revelation, frustration and most of all love.
I want to thank Next Magazine for putting me on the cover of their World AIDS Day issue!! (December 1st) Interview by Lawrence Ferber Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia They printed an edited version of my interview HERE. I am so appreciative but there were a few important items that were omitted due to space so I have published the entire Q and A below. Please give us your age, marital status and tell us where you live. I’m 44,… Read more
Get Involved: Help Yourself By Helping Others Original article HERE. by Andrew Clark EDGE Contributor Jack Mackenroth has used the celebrity that came with being the first openly HIV-positive contestant on TV’s “Project Runway” to help HIV service organizations and co-found two HIV-awareness campaigns. He attributes his activism to the inspiration of those came before him. “I know that I am only alive because of members of ACT-UP and other activists so I have to pay it forward,” he told… Read more
I was asked to do a quick video and be a part of the upcoming “You’ve Got This” HIV Awareness campaign. I wanted to convey a positive message of hope to anyone who is newly diagnosed. Please help me fight the stigma of HIV by sharing this video and supporting those living with the disease.Read More
In May 2013, Volttage co-founder Jack Mackintosh was interviewed by Chemda on her weekly show What’s My Name.
Chemda and Jack talk candidly about Jack’s life before Project Runway, the audition process, living with HIV, dating when HIV Positive, and (of course) his involvement with Volttage.com and VolttageBuzz.com. The discussion included a look into Jack’s life you might not have known about from other interviews.
To show her support of VolttageBuzz.com, Chemda has graciously allowed us to post the entire interview here on the site. Take a listen. Let us know in the comments what you think.
By Ryan Shea
Love comes in all kinds shapes, sizes, ways and conditions. Yet if you are open, mature and strong enough you can look past what some others can’t and get to know your significant other as the one you love rather than the one that you see with so many red flags. This is the case with my two good friends Scotty Rage and Charlie Harding. I met Charlie a couple of months back at the Black Party Expo here in New York City. It was a quick exchange, but we started talking on Facebook and texting and I truly got to know him and what a fantastic guy he was and is…
Olympic silver medalist Ji Wallace speaks to David Duran of VolttageBuzz. Wallace also took home gold at the 1996 Trampoline World Championships and set a record for the double mini trampoline in 1998. It was as guest of honor at the London Pride House during the 2012 Summer Olympics, while watching a television interview with Louganis, that he was inspired to tell the world that he, too, was HIV-positive.Read More