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About bdwardbos

Writer (plays, essays, memoir, blogs), actor (theater, film, TV), teacher, HIV/AIDS educator, cat whisperer

Hey, folks. I was interviewed for this AARP Magazine article, for my perspective as a long-term survivor. Interesting and timely article, all-around. Take a look. 😎 https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/hiv-treatments-research.html?fbclid=IwAR1epIqDcJsVDLT_sLJCp_lIY6ZDDihvgkCygAq078fbFW9ssLIojKSXzl0

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(A Valentine to Provincetown – 2007) “It is as if the residents of Provincetown are the culmination of all who have gone before: the Portuguese fishermen and their descendents remain, as do the parsimonious New England Methodists, the ‘60s hippie-artists, … Continue reading

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Chapter XIII of my ongoing personal chronicle of the 1980s, “Years of Living Precariously”, in A&U Magazine. “Eventually, the movie houses closed. The Anvil closed, the Saint closed, the baths closed, Fire Island virtually shut down, Provincetown was Province-Ghost-town, the … Continue reading

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My cover story in the June 2021 A&U Magazine.  The fabulous and inspirational Tom Viola shares about his three decades helming Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and about overcoming some of his personal struggles. (click on photo for full interview)

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Reading my monologue, “Last Dance”, for the March 23, 2021 event, “It Starts With A Word: Dramatists in Times Square”, co-sponsored by The Dramatists Guild of America and The Times Square Alliance, by the Red Steps in Times Square, NYC. … Continue reading

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A&U magazine essay, Second Acts column: “Hanging On”

For HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, June 5: A repost of my personal essay, “Hanging On”. Thank you for reading. Our voices must continue to be heard. 🙏 “For many years, I have had variations of this recurring dream: I … Continue reading

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Musto captures the mood of New York City during those early years, when he states, “Everyone was filled with grief, terror, and rage. But you know what? The nightlife kept going….We were more bonded than ever. We had to leave … Continue reading

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1986: The Virus That Dared Not Speak Its NamePart XII of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemicby Bruce Ward Though my public affect was one of stolid nonchalance, I began a private descent into … Continue reading

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I was twenty-eight years old. In just a few months, perhaps, I projected, I would no longer be desirable, acceptable. I would, in fact, become a pariah, a walking manifestation of the disease that was ravaging my insides. Who would … Continue reading

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(to read previous chapters, please type in “aumag” in search box, or click on: https://aumag.org/category/columns/years-of-living-precariously/ “At home, at night, I would go through my little wooden box of cocktail napkins, matchbook covers, and scraps of paper, with scribblings of first … Continue reading

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