As we wandered the raucous streets, filled with jubilant queers, I felt safe holding my partner Dana's hand in a way I rarely did, even in the Bay Area. To feel that way here in the nation's capital was exhilarating.
It is particularly distressing to me that women -- including women in my age group -- are a growing population of new HIV cases. Many people past menopause don't understand that just because they can't get pregnant doesn't mean they don't need to practice safe sex.
In only a few weeks, nearly 25,000 people from around the globe will descend upon Washington, D.C. for AIDS 2012, the XIX International AIDS Conference being held in the United States for the first time since 1990.