New Brad Chapter: Bug Chasing

Heard of bug chasing? Today, it’s a sort of fetish, mostly myth. But during the worst of the AIDS era, some gay men and transgender women, especially activists, felt a powerful urge to contract HIV on purpose. I heard many stories whispered about at the time. But Brad was my friend. I never dreamed he would become the subject of those whispers.

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Author’s Notes —

Readers who have noticed references to Pink Floyd in my writing may think me a fan of their work. I suppose that’s true. But I never really was a fan until after Brad turned me on to Dark Side of the Moon.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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