Childhood pictures and early memories
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Pill relief
I’m awaiting delivery of my next two weeks’ worth of medications with a major change in the blister packs. Gone will be Norvir, Prezista, Truvada and Nevirapine, all taken twice a day, and they’re being replaced with ONE pill, Genvoya, ONCE a day containing 4 new-to-me drugs in combination. What a relief, other pills continuing … Continue reading Pill relief (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography health-care medical update Source Type: blogs

World AIDS Day 2017
I can’t find too much going on to commemorate World AIDS Day in Toronto this year but it just so happens to be the day my Beyond Surviving group meets, so I guess that’s something. With ACT’s shift away from surviving AIDS to living with HIV, and the promise of preventing it entirely with an … Continue reading World AIDS Day 2017 (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography Source Type: blogs

National Coming Out Day 2017
It’s October 11. In the United States, at least, it’s National Coming Out Day. I know of no such celebration in Canada but we’ve been ahead of the pack inn most ways having to do with lgbt-2 liberation. For me, Coming Out Day was sometime in February of 1981. I had come crashing out to … Continue reading National Coming Out Day 2017 (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism biography/autobiography coming out of the closet family homosexuality sexual orientation Source Type: blogs

Before … After
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Source: My journey with AIDS - August 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: autobiography Source Type: blogs

The flight was brief, the landing less than graceful
I was on my way for a hair-cut this morning when, at the corner of Sherbourne and Gerrard Streets, I momentarily took flight. Picture Peter Pan on his worst day. While still airborne I thought of Craig, of the 24th of April, 2007. But I was still conscious. I managed to land without breaking my … Continue reading The flight was brief, the landing less than graceful (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - May 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography bipolar II Craig Chaplin health-care medical update Source Type: blogs

24 April 2007 – 24 April 2017
I’m feeling some anticipatory trauma, if there is such a thing, as we approach the tenth anniversary of the mishap which would, soon thereafter, take the life of my brother Craig. Maybe it’s a heightened sense of awareness that this sad anniversary is upon us. It was April 24, 2007, his partner Claude’s birthday, when … Continue reading 24 April 2007 – 24 April 2017 (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - April 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography brain trauma Chaplin Memorial Fund (United Theological College) Craig Chaplin family grief post-traumatic stress Source Type: blogs

Insubordination? (Probably.)
The Body Politic excerpt (PDF) I Googled my name today, for the hell of it, and came across this article I wrote for the June, 1986 edition of “The Body Politic”, Pink Triangle Press’s forerunner to Xtra!  I was up to my arm-pits involved in this using the pseudonym David Coleman to disguise myself to … Continue reading Insubordination? (Probably.) (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV autobiography coming out of the closet homophobia homosexuality human rights media sexual orientation social conservatives youth CKTB CRTC Gay Outreach (GO) Niagara John Michael St. Catharines talk rad Source Type: blogs

Press Release: The United Theological College / Le S éminaire Uni, Montréal – Honours at Convocation 2017
  The Senate and the community of the United Theological College are honoured to recognize the leadership and ministry of two colleagues at our Spring 2017 Convocation. At 2pm on May 10th 2017, at Roxboro United Church in Roxboro, Quebec, Rev. James Scott will be recognized through the conferring of the degree Doctor of Divinity … Continue reading Press Release: The United Theological College / Le Séminaire Uni, Montréal – Honours at Convocation 2017 (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - March 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: Chaplin Memorial Fund (United Theological College) Craig Chaplin United Church of Canada Rev. Dr. Susan Mabey Rev. James Scott Source Type: blogs

Connecting with ‘ The War To End All Wars ’ – Pte. Thomas Butler
Originally posted on My journey with AIDS...and more!: There is tragic irony with the news that Canada has suffered our greatest single-day loss of troops in Afghanistan with the deaths of six soldiers in a roadside bombing. A seventh Canadian suffered serious injuries. Regardless of our views on Canada’s role in this conflict our… (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - March 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography family genealogy grief Perth and Lanark County Harper Pte. Thomas Butler Tay Valley World War One Source Type: blogs

Susan Mabey to receive 2017 Chaplin Memorial Award
“A Christian who happens to be a lesbian”, Susan Mabey’s is a name which has been more than incidental in the long struggle for LGBT inclusion in the United Church of Canada.  Cited by the Chaplin Award committee for her recent bridge-building, even as a self-described ‘lightning rod’, as the multi-ethnic Toronto school where she … Continue reading Susan Mabey to receive 2017 Chaplin Memorial Award (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - February 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV Chaplin Memorial Fund (United Theological College) church coming out of the closet Craig Chaplin grief homophobia homosexuality sexual orientation social justice United Church of Canada Source Type: blogs

Do You Hear The People Shing?
This coming Thursday I am having a number of teeth and partial teeth extracted as my mouth make-over goes into high gear  (This is the work that is more typically done by the fifth year of one’s sobriety but, as I didn’t think I’d live long enough to bother, I’ve waited until the tenth.) Yesh … Continue reading Do You Hear The People Shing? (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - February 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography health-care medical update recovery Source Type: blogs

Stuart McLean in a serious moment
I once met Stuart McLean, the legendary Canadian broadcaster who died yesterday.  It was both my brush with fame and utter modesty. The occasion was the aftermath of a very tragic time, in the 1980s, in St. Catharines, Ontario where I worked in private radio. Several men had been arrested for sexual encounters in a … Continue reading Stuart McLean in a serious moment (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography media suicide #cbc metro morning #cbc morningside #cbc stuart mclean Source Type: blogs

It ’ s Bell Let ’ s Talk Day – let ’ s review
It is a measure of self-compassion on this Bell Let’s Talk Day when I can slow down and remind myself of where I am and where I’ve come from. I have a long history of, and recovery from, substance abuse – chiefly, but not solely, alcohol – begun shortly after a period of sexual abuse … Continue reading It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day – let’s review (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV autobiography Bell Let's Talk Day bipolar II Childhood trauma mental health PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) sexual abuse sexual orientation stigma Source Type: blogs

The ever-present question: Now what?
I describe myself, rightly so I think, as a long-term survivor of AIDS and HIV.  I offer as evidence my being diagnosed with HIV in 1989 and my long, slow recovery from AIDS-related Cryptosporidiosis in the early 90s – the effects of which shadow me to this day. Over the years, due to a serious accident … Continue reading The ever-present question: Now what? (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography bipolar II mental health PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) stigma suicide Bell Let's Talk Day Source Type: blogs

Thank you Rosemary Barton and MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes
Celina Caesar-Chavannes appeared tonight on CBC Power and Politics with host Rosemary Barton.  She was there to discuss her experiences with depression, before and since becoming MP for Whitby and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Parliamentary Secretary. Rosemary’s thorough, careful questions brought out responses I could relate to in my own experience – and even in present … Continue reading Thank you Rosemary Barton and MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography bipolar II health-care mental health politics stigma Source Type: blogs

This.
http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2016/aids-survivors/portraits/ (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - December 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV biography/autobiography health-care mental health Erin Allday San Francisco Chronicle Source Type: blogs

December 6th
While we honour the memory of all victims of male violence against women everywhere, before and since, Canadians particularly recall today the names of the victims of the Montreal Massacre at l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989: Geneviève Bergeron, 21, was a second year scholarship student in civil engineering. Hélène Colgan, 23, was in her … Continue reading December 6th (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - December 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism gender grief Dec. 6 Ecole Polytechnique men's violence against women misogyny white ribbon Source Type: blogs

World AIDS Day 2016
The blank page stares up at me, “World AIDS Day 2016”. That will be Thursday. It’s not like it used to be when life was much more urgent, desperate. I think of the dead. I still sorely miss my friends, friends from our twenties and thirties. Gone. It’s like Remembrance Day, but I don’t like … Continue reading World AIDS Day 2016 (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - November 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography friendship grief World AIDS Day Source Type: blogs

Generosity
As heard on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning today Wood Haven Country Lodge in the Kawarthas opens its heart next weekend to women and children from area shelters, offering them a get-away in the busy holiday season.  David explained to Matt Galloway that when his partner died of AIDS several years ago, he decided to extend an … Continue reading Generosity (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - November 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV friendship Sue Johanson support Wood Haven Country Lodge Source Type: blogs

Did you see this?
Exciting news from the NIH! “Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of 20 strains resistant to other antibodies of the same class. The remarkable breadth and potency of this antibody, named N6, make it an … Continue reading Did you see this? (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - November 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV Planet Earth has AIDS World AIDS Day Source Type: blogs

Meanderings of a mental health client in good company
Originally posted on My journey with AIDS...and more!: Would it be much of a surprise, even to the casual reader, that I am a mental health client? I have been since soon after my conclusive HIV diagnosis in 1990, although I wish now that I had sought such accompaniment long before then. It started… (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - November 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: Creative Arts health-care homosexuality mental illness Montréal poetry sexual orientation Source Type: blogs

Remembering “ The Romans ” – The Romans II Health and Recreation Spa
just an illustration🙂 I found it in the Yellow Pages, which I was checking out at the Toronto Coach Terminal on Bay Street. I had just arrived from Niagara College. It was 1979. I was 19. I thumbed through the book, checking “Baths”, which brought up bathroom fixtures mostly, then I think I tried “Saunas”. … Continue reading Remembering “The Romans” – The Romans II Health and Recreation Spa (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: autobiography coming out of the closet homosexuality youth Youth/Elders Project Operation Soap Romans bath house Source Type: blogs

Updated: Remembering “ The Romans ” – The Romans II Health and Recreation Spa
just an illustration🙂 I found it in the Yellow Pages, which I was checking out at the Toronto Coach Terminal on Bay Street. I had just arrived from Niagara College. It was 1979. I was 19. I thumbed through the book, checking “Baths”, which brought up bathroom fixtures mostly, then I think I tried “Saunas”. … Continue reading Updated: Remembering “The Romans” – The Romans II Health and Recreation Spa (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: autobiography coming out of the closet homosexuality youth Youth/Elders Project Operation Soap Romans bath house Source Type: blogs

Reprise: A human wreck at ‘ Wreck Beach ’
It was my first visit to the west coast, that summer of 1996, and – given my fragile health – I was determined to make it the trip of a lifetime. I would fly to Vancouver and then take the train across Canada to return home. My purpose in being out there was to attend … Continue reading Reprise: A human wreck at ‘Wreck Beach’ (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography Mount Sinai Narrative Writing Group travelogue life and death Source Type: blogs

No offence to ‘ black dogs ’ but I got real today
Bright and early this morning, before I could slip into dishonesty, I volunteered to my diabetes specialist that I was depressed.  Actually it was more like joining in conversation with her as she wondered aloud if any ‘black dogs’ were about. There’s always something cathartic about admitting this after circular self-arguments about whether I am … Continue reading No offence to ‘black dogs’ but I got real today (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV mental health health-care autobiography type-II diabetes medical update bipolar II friendship Source Type: blogs

Remembering “ The Romans ” – The Romans II Health and Recreation Spa
I found it in the Yellow Pages, which I was checking out at the Toronto Coach Terminal on Bay Street. I had just arrived from Niagara College. It was 1979. I was 19. I thumbed through the book, checking “Baths”, which brought up bathroom fixtures mostly, then I think I tried “Saunas”. I can’t be … Continue reading Remembering “The Romans” – The Romans II Health and Recreation Spa (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: autobiography coming out of the closet homosexuality youth Youth/Elders Project Operation Soap Romans bath house Source Type: blogs

I ’ m back, breaking my blogging fast
Facebook, with its at-best superficial ways of linking me to my world, has taken me away from greater reflection possible in this blog so…I’m back – on my journey here. The past few weeks I have been involved with the Youth/Elders Project, a joint effort of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, the 519 Community Centre and … Continue reading I’m back, breaking my blogging fast (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV biography/autobiography coming out of the closet friendship grief holiday letter queer Youth/Elders Project Buddies In Bad Times Senior Pride Network The 519 Church Street Community Centre Source Type: blogs

Time Stamp: Blog Writer ’ s Block
As of late, I’ve ‘got nothing’.  Facebook has ruined my blogging. (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - October 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: blog therapy writing Source Type: blogs

I am reminded
of December 6, 1989 at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique. I am reminded of February 5, 1981 – Toronto’s bath house raids, the catalyst for my coming out. I am reminded of stolen innocence as a child at the hands of a stranger. I am reminded of the “flu” I couldn’t shake in May […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - June 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism anti-LGBTQI violence gay-bashing grief homophobia homophobia/transphobia homosexuality PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) sexual orientation Source Type: blogs

Medical update: It ’ s all good
While showing me a graph, with the trajectory of my health over the past few months, my endocrinologist  remarked, “I wouldn’t have sold you life insurance in January!” Point taken.  It was a rough patch, to be sure. But now… CD-4 count: 400 (the same level as when I was first diagnosed HIV+); up from […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - April 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV CD-4 medical update mental health type-II diabetes viral load Source Type: blogs

Medical update: It’s all good
While showing me a graph, with the trajectory of my health over the past few months, my endocrinologist  remarked, “I wouldn’t have sold you life insurance in January!” Point taken.  It was a rough patch, to be sure. But now… CD-4 count: 400 (the same level as when I was first diagnosed HIV+); up from […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - April 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV CD-4 medical update mental health type-II diabetes viral load Source Type: blogs

Out for 35 years
Reading something which noted that 1981 was 35 years ago jarred me into realizing that it was three-and-a-half decades ago this very month that I officially came out of the closet, by which I mean letting my family know that I was gay. It was in the context of the uproar over the bathhouse raids […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - February 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV autobiography coming out of the closet family homosexuality Mount Sinai Narrative Writing Group sexual orientation Source Type: blogs

Walking the walk – with assistance
First there was the pre-Christmas illness. Then, while in Perth, I went for only one walk – to the pharmacy – in a town which normally calls out for long walks.  I even felt unsteady on my feet roaming around Mom’s big old house. Mom, who has been using a walker  herself for a year […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography medical update Source Type: blogs

Walking the walk – with assistance
First there was the pre-Christmas illness. Then, while in Perth, I went for only one walk – to the pharmacy – in a town which normally calls out for long walks.  I even felt unsteady on my feet roaming around Mom’s big old house. Mom, who has been using a walker  herself for a year […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - January 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography medical update Source Type: blogs

Chasing the HI on a glucose meter
I spent the afternoon yesterday in the Emergency Department of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital after a drug overdose, albeit accidental, when I tried to eliminate a “HI” reading on my glucose meter with two, then three times the recommended dosage of my insulin.  It was lost on me that doubling and tripling up on a […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - December 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kenn Tags: autobiography health-care medical update Source Type: blogs

I’m Thinking, “This is Going to Hurt!”: On ‘How Not to Deal with Grief’
This article deeply moved me…as I suspect it will for any of you who have been impacted by the kind of grief associated with multiple loss, deaths due to overdose and or HIV/AIDS. Rather than just clicking on “like”, can you write a few sentences in […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - August 19, 2014 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV blog therapy friendship grief health-care homosexuality mental health Planet Earth has AIDS sexual orientation social justice stigma suicide Toronto Source Type: blogs

Sleep, no longer taken for granted, will soon be improving – hopefully
Early this month I had electrodes taped to my head, neck, chest and legs, then I was wished a good night for a sleep study to see why suddenly, to me at least, I couldn’t get a decent night of shut-eye. The results, which I received on Monday, showed that over the course of the […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - August 15, 2014 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: autobiography health-care medical update central apnea neurologist sleep disorder sleep study Source Type: blogs

On “The God Article” with Mark Sandlin: I Want My Religion Back – You Can Keep the Ugly Baggage
This post is a work in progress. Please join in with your comments!   Please read this article first: I Want My Religion Back – You Can Keep the Ugly Baggage.   When my friend and, to the point, Facebook friend, Lori Knight-Whitehouse posted this I replied: Kenn George Chaplin Let me know when it’s safe… 44 […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - July 28, 2014 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: activism biography/autobiography Christianism church fundamentalism social conservatives Source Type: blogs

Why I’m Marching with ACT with Pride!
My first encounter with ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) was in its early days operating over what at  the time was a KFC take-out restaurant.  Compassion and information deep-fried!  I was still living in St. Catharines, Ontario in those days, those early days of HIV and the upstart AIDS Niagara.  I was a bit of […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - June 28, 2014 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: Uncategorized ACT AIDS support HIV/AIDS Source Type: blogs

Letter to The Star Re: When free speech becomes hate crime (Letters, June 23)
From among the throngs walking past, largely ignoring him, a street preacher standing with a mic and an amplifier in front of Old City Hall called me out leaving the opening ceremonies of World Pride taking place at Nathan Phillips Square last Friday. Punching his words from between what he considered to be biblical condemnations […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - June 27, 2014 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: Uncategorized Christianity HIV/AIDS homosexuality World Pride Toronto 2014 Source Type: blogs

A new low
“How long have you been wasting?” the chiropodist asked me a couple of weeks ago as she updated a history on me. The starkness of the verb, however accurate, stayed with me. I’ve always been thin, I said, but my weight has been falling a bit since last fall. Fast forward to preparations for a […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - June 13, 2014 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography medical update unwanted weight loss Source Type: blogs

Another change to “Mr. G’s eye exam”
 Mr. G’s eye exam has been changed yet again so that the antagonist, though dead for more than a decade, might only be identified by his last initial and the responsibilities he held – not by full name nor school. I’m doing this following some brief correspondence from a classmate who wondered, without suggesting anything […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
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Bottling works and Code Mill from near Haggart Dam
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Source: My journey with AIDS - October 23, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Foggy weekend morning
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Source: My journey with AIDS - October 23, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Post #1031: My latest ‘Aha!’ moment
I’m very close to finishing the book Survivor – Auschwitz, The Death March and My Fight for Freedom by Sam Pivnik and some two-thirds of the way through I was jolted by this passage: We could have run, could have made it, could have reached the welcoming arms of the British, who surely wouldn’t fire […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - August 22, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: biography/autobiography Childhood trauma mental health PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) sexual abuse Auschwitz concentration camp Holocaust Primo Levi Sam Pivnik Source Type: blogs

Review (and a personal retrospective) – Behind the Candelabra
With only the most scant help from Google I have been trying to remember more about my personal, professional meeting with Liberace (“Please, call me Lee.”) It was some time in the mid-1980s, while I was working at a St. Catharines, Ontario radio station, when the subject of last night’s premiere of Behind the Candelabra […] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - May 27, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV biography/autobiography homophobia homosexuality media sexual orientation social conservatives stigma Behind the Candelabra Liberace Source Type: blogs

Lunch with Vito Russo
Disclaimer:  My memories have been assisted by Google and a piece of paper, 8-1/2″ x 11″ divided in half, on which is written the following: After signing up for The Movie Network again recently, I came upon the film “Vito: A Man For All Seasons”.  I was immediately transported back to the early summer day in [...] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - April 7, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: activism AIDS and HIV biography/autobiography homophobia Politics - USA sexual orientation social justice Celluloid Closet Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Ronald Reagan Vito Russo Source Type: blogs

Early morning, April 25, 2007
A prompt this week to write about something in a health-care context brought out this story which, despite having been told over and over in my head, had heretofore not made it down in writing. It wasn’t quite 5:30 am and Janice was already waiting for me on the main floor of Union Station. Her [...] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - March 14, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography Craig Chaplin family grief health-care Montréal Perth sexual orientation Source Type: blogs

Shaun Fryday, whose faith community emulates his personal hospitality, to be this year’s recipient of the Craig Chaplin Memorial Award
Rev Shaun Fryday has been selected by Montreal’s United Theological College to receive the award, established by my late brother, at the UTC Convocation on May 8th, 2013. Fittingly, the ceremonies will take place in Shaun’s congregation of Beaconsfield United Church. When he received the news, Shaun is said to have been deeply moved, recalling [...] (Source: My journey with AIDS)
Source: My journey with AIDS - February 24, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Kenn Tags: Chaplin Memorial Fund (United Theological College) Craig Chaplin sexual orientation social justice spirituality United Church of Canada youth Beaconsfield United Church LGBTQ Youth Centre Source Type: blogs