Ever since I was a little kid all I ever wanted to be was a writer. I’m afraid it’s all I’m ever going to be any good at, so wish me luck.
I’m also queer and HIV Positive. I live in Los Angles. I wrote a book, Accidental Warlocks, that you can find on Amazon and I’m working on my second novel, All That We Desire. I wrote a gay horror movie that maybe, if we are all lucky, we can all watch together one day!
I believe, that as a 52 year old HIV Positive gay man, visibility is important. So I write a lot about my experiences, because I want anyone out there who is queer, who is positive, who is struggling with who they are, to know that it’s ok. We are ok. Just as we are.
We all deserve to be here. We all deserve to shine as bright as we can. Even if that sounds corny as fuck, I don’t care. I have a lot of hope right now. I say this in the middle of a pandemic when our country is run by a white supremacist fascist that I still believe there is all this hope and possibility. Even when it seems impossible.
Being LGBTQIA is radical as fuck. Being visible, refusing to be anybody other than who we are, is an act of political defiance.
We have the right to be ourselves. To be seen. To be as Queer as possible. Regardless of our gender identity, our race, our sexual preferences, our masculinity or femininity, the shapes of our bodies, our ages or HIV Status. And fuck anyone who has a problem with that.
Thanks for reading. You can follow me at Facebook and on Instagram, at leavelljeff.
And Hey! You can check out my book, Accidental Warlocks, at Amazon! Your support would be amazing!