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Tyler Curry
Tyler Curry is the senior editor of HIV Equal Online and an award-winning LGBT columnist. To learn more about Tyler, find him on Twitter @iamtylercurry, and on Facebook at

Entries by Tyler Curry

Unzipped Dallas: Single or Taken?

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 9:05 AM

In the premiere episode of Unzipped Dallas, get to know the all new cast as they discuss their relationship status, their turn ons, and the qualities they look for in a potential match. This season, Unzipped takes on the topics of love, trust, disclosure, monogamy, and hook-ups gone wrong. From...

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Danny Pintauro: 'I'm Not Here to Tell the Story They Want Me to Tell'

(16) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 4:07 PM

When Danny Pintauro sat down with Oprah Winfrey in September and disclosed his HIV status to the world, he sparked a conversation about stigma, HIV prevention and drug use to a massive TV audience. But when Pintauro went on ABC's The View to chat with fellow child stars, Candace Cameron...

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What Does It Mean To Be #Free2Love?

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 5:01 PM

HIV Equal Online presents #Free2Love, a new video about being empowered to love who you want through the use of Truvada as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Did you know that 91 percent of new HIV infections happen from someone who either doesn't know they are HIV-positive or who isn't on...

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Unzipped Episode 5: What Scares You About HIV?

(17) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 10:16 AM

In this fifth episode of Unzipped, the guys talk about what scares them the most about HIV and what they do to protect themselves. From disappointing their family and friends to the woes of insurance costs, Mathew, Eric, Zakh, Anthony and the rest of the guys get candid about their...

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The Free Market Economics of LGBT Equality in Texas

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 3:00 AM

When the 2015 Texas legislative session drew to a close, a small group of people behind a new initiative quietly celebrated their part in the defeat of more-than 20 anti-LGBT legislative proposals. The group, known as Texas Competes, is a pro-equality business initiative housed under the non-profit organization,...

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The Face of HIV/AIDS: Then and Now (Video)

(20) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 11:27 AM

Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born at a different time? As a man living with HIV, it is something I think about often. This video is dedicated to the longterm survivors and the ones we lost in the fight.


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Unzipped Episode 4: 'The Condom Broke' (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:58 PM

Watch as the guys discuss their risks and regrets in the fourth episode of HIV Equal Online's web series, Unzipped. From condoms breaking to anonymous sex, Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and Anthony talk about what sometimes keeps them up at night and what the actions they can never take back.

Unzipped is a new web series about love, sex and HIV. What are your thoughts about the series so...

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Unzipped Episode 3: Love and Heartbreak (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 11:11 AM

In the third episode of Unzipped, you find the guys going a little deeper into their sex and dating lives. Watch as Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and the rest of the guys talk about the first time they ever fell in love and what it felt like to have their heart...

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Unzipped Episode 2: Good Sex and Bad Sex (VIDEO)

(15) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 3:45 PM

HIV Equal Online's second episode of Unzipped explores what can make sex good, and what can make it bad. Watch as nine guys talk about the last time the had fun in the sack, and the last time they wanted to jump out and run screaming.


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Unzipped Episode 1: First Gay Experiences (VIDEO)

(12) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 11:24 AM

Do you remember the first guy you ever had a crush on? Or how about your first kiss? Some of us can recall it as if it was yesterday while others struggle to place a face with a name. But no matter how fuzzy your memory may be, chances are...

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Why Azealia Banks Will Never Redefine 'Faggot'

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:19 PM

I am a feminist. I am also a gay man. And as a gay male feminist, I take direction from my feminist women counterparts who have first-hand knowledge of what it means to be the subject of misogyny. Likewise, I expect women to take notes from my experiences with homophobia,...

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Rejected: The Struggles of Dating With HIV

(12) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 11:33 PM

As a reluctant HIV-positive activist, I am often bombarded with the secret misgivings of closeted HIV-positive men from across the country. No matter how much or how little they know about HIV or how short or how long they have been living with the virus, there seems to be only...

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Texas Foundation Stands by Giving Community Grant to Anti-Gay Ministry

(8) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 4:26 PM

When it comes to the people of North Texas, the phrase "go big or go home" certainly applies, and especially when it comes to their pocketbooks. Last week, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) took place - a day for donors in North Texas to give to local...

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Don't Call It a Comeback: The Resurgence of HIV Among Young Gay Men

(7) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 3:10 PM

During the last part of the 20th century, the topic of HIV and AIDS was on the main stage of every news outlet in the U.S. and abroad. And for gay men, it was a source of constant fear and anxiety as well as the focal point for activism inside...

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Using Sex to Sell HIV Prevention

(8) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:16 PM

If I've heard it once, I've heard it 100 times: So many people have accused me of trying to make HIV look "sexy." Many detractors have voiced a general belief that it is dangerous for those promoting HIV awareness or prevention to appear in any way that may come across...

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The Big Business of Hepatitis C and HIV

(13) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Protestors at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia

This year's 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, was marked by a catastrophic loss before the first red ribbon was donned by any of its attendees. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was carrying six...

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What Not to Do If You Are Dating and HIV-Positive

(31) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 11:35 AM


Oh what a different world it would be if we all knew how to navigate the tricky and treacherous battlefield that is the gay dating scene. Not only must we face the same plights and perils of the hetero single soldiers, but we...

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Life Can Be Different: Saving the Next Generation in Zimbabwe

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 6:13 PM


While driving back from Neshaya Secondary School in Makwa, Zimbabwe, I sat, staring out into the African sky at the rural homesteads that were loosely arranged throughout the land, built from logs, mud and thatch. Goats, donkeys and cows roamed free, unbound by...

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Fingers to Ashes: The Millennial Disconnect with HIV

(55) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 6:17 PM

It is hard to imagine that it was only 34 years ago when the first case of HIV was first documented in the United States. Shortly after, the virus seemed to spread like wildfire, burning a path of hysteria, frustration and sadness across the U.S. and throughout the world. In...

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The Duality of a White, Cisgender, Gay Man

(5) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 1:48 PM

As I'm an LGBT and HIV activist, my credibility and culpability in the fight for various human rights is often a topic of discussion.

Given the many layers of social issues that relate to the LGBT umbrella, it comes as no surprise that my race, sexual orientation, and identification with...

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