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And that, my friends, is how we came up with HIV Blind Date.
“HIV is the gay scene’s boogie man,” said DJ Mark Ashley-Dupe in our Young People’s Discussion of HIV.
He’d never once mentioned his status, and I’d assumed he was negative. Huddled together in the corner of a shrieking pub full of whiskey-soaked drag queens, he confided in me a status he’d told no one. He’d read an article I’d written online and had assumed I was positive too.
I kissed him and grabbed his hand, and stole him away from the drag queens to go home and have him to myself.
Clearly what that boogie man needed was a group of fabulous activists from Act Up London to storm in, grab it by its ass and shove it into a light entertainment format that’s gonna vajazzle the stigma right out of its shadow. It’s a theatre show designed to share stories of love, dating and relationships with HIV.
We want to raise awareness and celebrate the fabulous fierceness of our community, both positive and negative.
He fitted an ignorant man’s HIV stereotype: he was a ketamine-sniffing rentboy, living with a sugar daddy in West Hampstead.
When I asked him how he paid the rent, he snorted and replied: “My ass.” He was also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
There are a lot of discussions we can have about emotions, especially if you are HIV positive and you are looking for a serious relationship.
I knew something about HIV from the magazines and GMFA flyers, and that if somebody came inside you that was a big risk.