One Tough Pirate

One Tough Pirate

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One Tough Pirate – Bob Bowers, also known as "Da Pirate," is a 25-year thriving survivor of HIV/AIDS. Bob is a well respected National youth HIV/AIDS educator in schools and colleges. He is also the Founder and President of HIVictorious, Inc.  Recently, we get a chance to chat with Bob about life, tats and more . . . Tell us a little about you I was infected in 1983.  While my family and friends knew my status, I kept a low profile because of the various stigmas associated with being POZ.  I got married the first time in 1990 – we were a sero-discordant couple and we worked through those challenges. In 1999, my best man died – he was my 40th friend to die from AIDS – it was…
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Calling Gay Bloggers

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Calling Guest Gay Bloggers Here at Seasons of Pride we are always looking for new contributors, if you are a budding or even an experienced writer and are looking for somewhere on the web to showcase your work then why not give us a try. If you have an article that is of interest to the LGBT community, then we want to hear about it. A Few Reasons To Guest Blog For Us Get free exposure for your website or blog. Be a part of our growing community. Share your experiences with other LGBT readers. Your article can include up to a 75-word resource/byline box, which can also include up to 3 website links. If you currently have websites this is where you should let our readers know about it.…
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Be proud of every step you take

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What have you done today to make you feel proud? “I look into the window of my mind Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind I step out of the ordinary I can feel my soul ascending I am on my way Can't stop me now And you can do the same” I wanted to share with you a little of Heather Small’s “Proud.” A LITTLE INSPIRATION AT 100 BPM!! Everyday, we face challenges. And, everyday we have a choice - we can succumb to our fears and the labels that others try to place on us, or we can go boldly forward. There are plenty of people who are more than happy to tell us we can’t. It is up to you to decide you can!! So…
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ACTIVIST: The Times of Vito Russo

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Here's the new documentary about Vito Russo, the famed film historian and ACT-UP activist who succumbed to AIDS in 1990. Russo is best known for his book The Celluloid Closet.  Russo's concern over how LGBT people were presented in the popular media led him to co-found the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a watchdog group that monitors LGBT representation in the mainstream media and presents the annual GLAAD Media Awards. ACTIVIST: The Times of Vito Russo from Jeffrey Schwarz on Vimeo.
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The Killing of Georgie

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The song is based on a true-life story of an acquaintance of Rod Stewart, Georgie, who was killed in New York City. Although the lyrics state that Georgie died in 1975, this was for done for rhyming reasons only, his death actually occurring in 1974. Probably the earliest song to deal with a hate crime . . .
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Interested in selling to the Gay and Lesbian Community?

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[caption id="attachment_700" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Gay Buying Power"][/caption] If you would like to sell to the gay and lesbian (LGBTQI) communities, we can help. We offer several options - List your product in our store.  We handle marketing, web design, e-commerce and merchant processing.  You handle fulfillment. Same as above including fulfillment.  We carry your products in our warehouse and handle fulfillment. Ready for your own webstore? - we can build it for you.  Online solutions starting at $29 a month. To learn more - please email info@seasonsofpride.com
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I am changing

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We are in the middle of some big changes - we have recently changed our host provider - they had issues with LGBT content.  With that behind us, we are doing a Version 2.0 make over - I promise you will be pleased with the new look - check back soon! In the meantime:
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Did you miss us?

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[caption id="attachment_538" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Did you miss us?"][/caption] As my husband often says “You were gone?” We went offline late on February 12th, moments after we posted a great interview with “Da Pirate.” You know they say relationships in gay years is like 5 straight years together  - and on the Internet well you can just imagine! The weekend after the site went down; we were off to IBR 2009. Lots of big, furry mens!  Yum! On March 5th, the Justices in California gave little indication they would overturn the Prop 8 measure.  I followed the proceedings via the web – and many offered blow by blow Twitter tweets of the hearings.  It was definitely an interesting exercise via Twitter/Facebook. Justices seem to be leaning in favor of Prop. 8.…
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