Just like Jesus, or a zombie. Or maybe both. Yes, Bipolar Bear is going to come back. Maybe. But it’s in your hands…
This will be the last Bipolar Bear blog entry. I don’t know if I will start up again at this stage. Some of my reasons are explained in this post.
Airports are the one place where it is completely acceptable to show unabashed emotion without giving a shit who is around you. Airports and natural disasters. Quite a few similarities there, really, although airports probably qualify as unnatural disasters.
Karl Moser’s HIV diagnosis came at a time in his life when he was self-destructing through depression. Not only has he learned how to live with HIV, but he’s also reclaimed the keys to a life worth living.
“I’m 20 and I have equal attraction to women and men. Is this OK or should I keep it to myself?” I’m wondering about Wondering, the troubled correspondent to the Lost In Love column of mX, an irritatingly-spelt piece of litter forced at gunpoint into your hands at rush hour on trains in three major Australian cities.
A gay festival in a country town is quite a thing to behold. While you expect liberalism in cities, gay people are largely invisible in places where cows and sheep outnumber the people.
Pete started his career in IT at 22, at a company he loved, with a culture and colleagues that inspired. He left four years later in an ambulance. The incident was the horrific endgame in an escalating maelstrom of workplace bullying by two of his supervisors, who decided to take the company’s less-than-stellar performance in the marketplace out on their employees.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ relationship with shampoo. We both pretend we need each other, and I conveniently ignore the often outrageous claims it makes on its bottles. But now I’m questioning my very existence.
Todd Karehana used to pull out his eyelashes and scratch up his face to look more masculine, after being teased at school for looking like a girl. Now in his mid-20s, he’s realised that “being masculine doesn’t mean you have to wear staunch clothes and grunt at people. It’s just being who you are.”
Universal testing fails as an HIV prevention strategy for gay men not just on the evidence, as we saw last week, but on the practicality and cost of making it work. Let’s look at some real-world applications of this.