THIS IS THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Find the original article in Dutch in Hello Gorgeous HERE. Jack Mackenroth (46) is nationally known in the US for taking part in the popular reality show Project Runway in 2007. In it he was very open about his HIV status. Since then he speaks openly about reducing HIV stigma . Hello Gorgeous spoke with him recently. HG: How would you describe yourself? Where are you from? Where do you live now? What do you do for a… Read more
Eric Paul Leue, Mr. LA Leather 2014, outlines five key points for HIV advocacy.Read More
The reason why gay guys need to calm down, stop freaking out, and realize that it is not undetectable guys spreading HIV– it’s guys that think they’re negative.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.
It’s interesting the ways in which one’s whole world can flip on its head because of three letters—HIV– almost as interesting as the way we can let those three letters hold us hostage from time to time. Before my seroconversion at the age of 24, the virus was admittedly relegated, regretfully, to the public sphere of whispered gossip between overpriced cocktails with friends, conjecturing about rumors we’d heard about those who bore the stigma of the dreaded plus sign. The… Read more
VolttageBuzz co-founder Jack Mackenroth was asked to jump on the Instinct magazine Soapbox for their Health and Wellness Issue.
…HIV stigma needs to end now. The quiet judgment within the gay community is often passive but sly and cunning. For a community that has grown up feeling “less than,” we certainly have no trouble segregating within our ranks. So stigma needs to end. Yesterday.
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.