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Offline jessem3s

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September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« on: August 20, 2007, 08:00:11 PM »
Now you can take a look at the new issue of POZ MAGAZINE.
 ;D

Enjoy  ;D :P ;D
« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 08:38:06 PM by jessem3s »

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Re: Read the New Issue of POZ MAG
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 08:02:53 PM »
Why are you in it?

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Re: Read the New Issue of POZ MAG
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 08:14:03 PM »
 ;D
Someone on here spread the beans after I told them about it in confidentiality.
I guess you can't trust anyone on here!


« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 08:34:06 PM by jessem3s »

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Re: September POZ MAG-- love it!!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 08:25:50 PM »
So why are you in it?
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Re: September POZ MAG-- love it!!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 08:26:36 PM »
How about you read it...

 ;D

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Re: September POZ MAG-- love it!!
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 08:27:18 PM »
Not sure I want to... ;D
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Re: September POZ MAG-- love it!!
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 08:28:16 PM »
To each their own.
Don't read it. ;D

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Re: September POZ MAG-- love it!!
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2007, 08:35:15 PM »
I will, when I get my copy in the mail...is that you on the cover? Are you a cover girl now?? Oh lord, as if her ego wasn't big enough... ;)
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Re: September POZ MAG-- love it!!
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2007, 08:35:50 PM »
LOL hey hey hey!!! ;D

Read it!

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007, 08:41:24 PM »
I'll wait for the October issue, myself... ;)  I think we've had a bit of an "overkill" here in the threads lately.
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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007, 08:43:10 PM »
If there is nothing nice to say than say nothing at all... ;D

I love my cover! Super rocking!
I love Regan & Sally & everyone at POZ!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
They rocked it totally!!!

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007, 08:51:22 PM »
Trust me, that was nowhere near "not nice."  Now calm down, Superstar   :P
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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2007, 08:52:39 PM »
It wont go to my head.. Thats what its all about breaking the stereotypes!!! ;)

Read the article!
HIV is not a black, gay, or druggies disease!
Anyone can have it! All walks of life!!!
I am so happy that I can show that, and that's all I want to do!!! ;D

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2007, 08:53:42 PM »
I read the entire thing, sweetie......Congrats on your debut?
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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 08:55:53 PM »
I read the entire thing, sweetie......Congrats on your debut?
THANKS ALOT!!!!
It means alot ;)

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2007, 09:00:12 PM »
WOW first week here on the forums and already has won his way over on POZ Magizine.

« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 11:50:38 PM by Jerry71 »

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2007, 09:02:37 PM »
The magazine thing has been in production since April... So it wasn't an overnight thing.... :)

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2007, 09:06:00 PM »
Coño !
what's next, Deco Drive?


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Offline jessem3s

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2007, 09:06:21 PM »
That is the plan!!! ;D

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2007, 09:20:14 PM »
It wont go to my head.. Thats what its all about breaking the stereotypes!!! ;)



Yeah...that's why you posted this thread and changed your avatar  ::)

In a similar vein, did anyone see the new issue of handballled bears?!?  I'm on the cover

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2007, 09:23:30 PM »
There is more to it than the cover...
I bet if you had it you would do it too, and don't pretend like you wouldn't!
But anyways.... Productive/positive messages appreciated all others not. ;D

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2007, 09:34:34 PM »
There is more to it than the cover...
I bet if you had it you would do it too, and don't pretend like you wouldn't!
But anyways.... Productive/positive messages appreciated all others not. ;D

Oh lamb - if you are gonna scream for attention you must learn to accept a few laughs at your expense too.

Did I ever tell you about the time I tried to use glow in the dark paint in the Rambles....I got laughed at by the boys and attacked by the mosquitoes!  But am I bitter?!? >:(

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2007, 09:41:22 PM »
Im not bitter!! ;D ;D ;D
We can hold hands, and run in the rolling hill sides of gay land... :-*


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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2007, 09:59:03 PM »
Jess,

Sweetpea, when you put yourself out there you have to expect certain amount of flak. Rather than get all wounded, wear it as a badge of honour.

I personally think Poz magazine is a low rent rag which is the HIV equivalent of the National Enquirer, but part of me still admires you for what you've done in sharing you story. What's more, if it helps the poz cause even just a little then it is something you can be proud of.

MtD

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2007, 10:25:47 PM »
congrats budddy.....

so where is my cover story about being a big fat bear in NYC and being POZ????  where??? Where ????

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2007, 10:31:50 PM »
Pete,

that issue will follow the one about 50-ish shrunken, lipoatropied, big-bellied disability queens....(read:  It ain't happenin')

Jess, congratulations sweetie.   

hugs,

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2007, 10:46:25 PM »
Congrats on the cover deal, Lil Pup. You gotten your few minutes of fame but am curious to know what one has to do to get on the cover? Not trying to but am just saying. Your story is kinda different but kinda the same, just that it seems you grew up with money. Not hating but just saying, you almost make me feel like you are happy about getting infected. And would like to see someone on the cover who I can relate to...No offense.
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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2007, 10:56:53 PM »
I don't think you can blame the puppy for the cover. There are very few covers (check the archives http://www.poz.com/archive/archive.shtml) where people will relate. Reminds me of the gay pride thread:

"[pride is the same] meaning behind the phrase "positive and proud". It alludes to not living in shame and not allowing others to treat us shamefully."

"Point is: showing off the way you want to is called our freedom.  If your not able to understand that gays and lesbians come in all sizes shapes and colors.....as well as ways of dressing and sexual proclivities....then ok.  But to say..."oh those freaky people are giving gays a bad name" is to show your prejudice and possibly your hypocracy....For insatnace: its ok for staight people to have their freaky dressy parades.... Mardi Gras and here we have the Mummers Parade where straight men wear dresses and wigs and march up Broad Steet on New Years Day.  Oh thats ok ...it doesnt reflect badly on straights. But put a guy in chaps with his ass hanging out and some others in drag and we have something shameful????Please  If gay pride is all about looking just like the Cleavers.....Hey Beaver... then I dont think I am so proud of my fellow gayus anymore.

That Jesse is an openly feminine gay 19yo (not flaming, he says, I may disagree with that) should be taken as pride. That he only freaked out for a week and goes on with his life is laudable. I hope that will we all be here when he suddenly has a panic attack or just feels low and reaches aidmeds.com for comfort.

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2007, 11:56:40 PM »
Congrats on the cover and the article buddy~ ;D
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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2007, 12:07:10 AM »
I think that everyone can take the story in the way they wish.
At the young age of 19 I have accomplished much!
Had a career underway(media), went to school(still do), kept up a social life(still have), and still impacted my friends in a positive way(always will).
I have always has boy trouble because of "me" but one day I do hope to find someone who loves me for me, and not get dumped because I don't look "latino" enough, or for the superficial things people want to look at.
There is more to Jesse than meets Jesse. ;)
I think if you get to know me you will realize that I am a really kind person, and absolutely sweet, grounded, and earthy. I may seem otherwise but the truth is that I am all about putting others ahead of me.
To answer the question about the story being the same but not the same... Hmm.. my family is middle class America so nope... Not rich.
I am just a suburb boy from Miami with high dreams, and hope and I pushed my way to make it to where I am.

I WANNA THANK EVERYONE WHO SEES THE POINT OF THE STORY AND APPRECIATE WHAT I and THOSE AT POZ ARE TRYING TO DO.
-One day the stigma of this disease will fade because all of us have given it a face-
« Last Edit: August 21, 2007, 02:15:34 PM by jessem3s »

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2007, 12:20:50 AM »
I'm glad this is stored forever. You will laugh at what you said in a couple of years.

It's great that you're so upbeat.

Ahh Youth...

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jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
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jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2007, 06:27:19 AM »
;D
Someone on here spread the beans after I told them about it in confidentiality.
I guess you can't trust anyone on here!



I guess I should withold judgement until I read the article, but I won't. The first thing I want to know is why in the world would anyone would consider it an accomplishment to end up on the cover of a magazine because they became HIV positive? Your job, going to school, those are the type of things that I could agree with you as being an accomplishment, course folks much less fortunate than you do that every day of the week, without seeking applause or attention.

As I said I haven't read the article and the above is just a preliminary thought. I'm sure after reading the article there will be much more discuss.

Oh by the way Jesus, you PM'd three people that I know of bragging about the upcoming article.

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2007, 07:24:22 AM »
I think if you get to know me you will realize that I am a really kind person, and absolutely sweet, grounded, and earthy.

Wait -- you forgot "humble".   ;)  :P

Congrats on your cover -- I look forward to reading the article when my magazine arrives.

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2007, 10:14:08 AM »
Jesse, that was a nice article & I am proud of you for doing it. 

 :-*
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http://www.poz.com/articles/406_2384.shtml
« Last Edit: August 21, 2007, 10:16:50 AM by Dan J. »

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2007, 10:37:11 AM »
I just read it.  Nice article.  Congrats.

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2007, 10:46:10 AM »
I cant wait for mine to come in the mail! Congrats on the cover...that is pretty cool!!!

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2007, 11:16:53 AM »
Jesse,

It's never easy to come out publicly as being HIV+, so in that regard, congratulations to you.  

I'm also glad that your life appears to be going so well, despite being HIV+.  That's not the case for many folks with HIV, which I am sure you know.  I think we all need to be sensitive to that, especially when portraying how bright and promising life appears to be, like your article does.  So you shouldn't be surprised when some people challenge you, because their lives (myself included) look nothing like yours.

The subtext I infer from the article is that:  "having HIV is no big deal -- you can still be beautiful and have a fabulous life."  No, the article doesn't say that.  But that's the underlying message I get from it.  There's no mention of any health concerns about being positive.  I think all positive folks should realize that none of us know exactly what the future holds for us with respect to HIV.  In that respect, I applaud you for stating that you must live with the consequences of getting HIV.  How about expounding on what those consequences are for you?

To me, all of this calls for at least a modicum of humility in a public forum like Poz Magazine, which I find lacking in the article.  Yet statements like "Jesse Sanchez has been given a hard time—on the street, at school—for being gay and so absolutely beautiful" and "... the adoration of his friends kicked up to a whole new level when they saw how he handled his diagnosis" and "he’s been loved to the extreme as well" don't demonstrate even a hint of humility.  

Honestly, I have always been suspicious of folks who seek applause and attention, as it makes me (and many others) suspect self-promotion and selfishness.  I'm not saying that is the case with you.  But I am more impressed with what people do, not how they look or what they wear.  I wouldn't know Dolce and Gabba shades, from Foster Grants.

I look forward to is a follow-up article on your upcoming work as an HIV spokesman.  It strikes me that this article is somewhat premature, as what I'd really like to read about is what you have done and accomplished as an HIV educator.

Best of luck to you.

Regards,

Henry

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2007, 01:39:43 PM »
I think that everyone can take the story in the way they wish.
I think that if you see an 18 year old getting hired by a Fox News Station on a regular basis then you have nothing to be impressed about.
At the young age of 19 I have accomplished much!
Had a career underway, went to school, kept up a social life, and still impacted my friends in a positive way.
I have always has boy trouble because of "me" but one day I do hope to find someone who loves me for me, and not get dumped because I don't look "latino" enough, or for the superficial things people want to look at.
There is more to Jesse than meets Jesse. ;)
I think if you get to know me you will realize that I am a really kind person, and absolutely sweet, grounded, and earthy. I may seem otherwise but the truth is that I am all about putting others ahead of me.
To answer the question about the story being the same but not the same... Hmm.. my family is middle class America so nope... Not rich.
I am just a suburb boy from Miami with high dreams, and hope and I pushed my way to make it to where I am.

I WANNA THANK EVERYONE WHO SEES THE POINT OF THE STORY AND APPRECIATE WHAT I and THOSE AT POZ ARE TRYING TO DO.
-One day the stigma of this disease will fade because all of us have given it a face-

Jesse, Jesse, Jesse....

I am all in favor and support anyone who is so out about their sexuality and their HIV status.  I also believe that the more people are out, the better things will become for everyone.
Now, you must remember that we all have different realities.   Our experiences and lives with HIV are unique to each of us. 
I have to tell you that I admire your "in your face" attitude about being a young gay positive man.  I wish I had the balls to be that comfortable with myself at the age of 19...but that is an entire different story.
I also have to say that I had to make an effort to read the entire article without having any judgmental thoughts, and I hate to be judgemental. 
You are young and a recent seroconversion.  You are also very fortunate to have such a support systems (emotional and financial). 
You see, many people in here are truly the REAL SURVIVORS, the real HEROS.  These are the ones who were infected before any drugs were in the market, before we knew how HIV was transmitted, before we even knew what it was.  Some faced discrimination beyond your imagination because of this.  people wouldn't even sit on the same chair as someone who was thought to have AIDS had sat before, much less treat any PWA with the least amount of dignity.
Some don't have the support of their family, some don't have the financial support to make living with HIV a little easier, some only have this place for the support, which is so important.
So when I read things like "Not to mention the new car she gets him every year" ....no that is NOT your typical American middle class family lifestyle.
One thing that I notice is who you have to emphasize on your accomplishments by the age of 19.  Take it easy, you don't have to prove anything to us in here.  A little humility will go a long way.  I am happy for you,  and you should be proud of you have accomplished in life so far,  but don't think you are the only one here who is/was goal oriented and has accomplished things you can be proud of.  We all have a story too, remember that.
You like attention, so what?  There is nothing wrong with that, go for it if that is what you want.  Hey, you are young and pretty and if people are willing to give you the attention you seek, more power to you.

Last but not least on my list of comments....when I read the following  from you  "“I only date men who are over 30,” he says. “Usually they’re career-oriented, successful”—a power dynamic that can put the eager-to-please teen at a disadvantage when the other man wants to skip the condom."....come on Jesse, really?!?!?!?!




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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2007, 01:46:19 PM »
Conrgratulations on the article.  Lets no forget we're all at different points on our own personal HIV road, and no experience is more or less valid than the next.
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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2007, 01:47:55 PM »
The more I'm reading the more I'm believing that the POZ editorial staff has their heads up their butts on this one to be honest.

Jesse is a young guy who is acting perfectly normal for someone his age...I really would like to know what was the thinking of POZ staff to use him though for a cover story in this fashion?

I really think they should have been more discretion and better judgement on their side to be frank.



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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2007, 01:49:00 PM »
I want to thank everyone who is supportive and sees the purpose of what I did.
Bringing attention for a cause. ;D
Thanks a million !

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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2007, 02:16:16 PM »
The more I'm reading the more I'm believing that the POZ editorial staff has their heads up their butts on this one to be honest.

Jesse is a young guy who is acting perfectly normal for someone his age...I really would like to know what was the thinking of POZ staff to use him though for a cover story in this fashion?

I really think they should have been more discretion and better judgement on their side to be frank.



It looks like the door has been open and I feel comfortable in expressing my critique of Ms. Chew's article. In fact I was so concerned that it not be perceived that I was attacking the subject of the article that I actually PM'd Peter Staley asking his permission to start a thread on this article. Peter responded that Poz Magazine and AidsMeds are more than willing to accept criticism no matter how harsh. So here goes.

First and foremost I want to say my critique is of the article, it's purpose, and more troubling to me, the poor journalistic quality. I want to make it clear that in no way is this a critique of Jessie.

I've read the article several times and for the life of me I can't figure out what point Ms. Chew is trying to make, what demographic she is trying to reach, or what purpose the article serves at all. To me it starts with the title and cover,"The Second Coming of Jesus," complete with halo, c'mon Ms. Chew could you be just a little more obvious? In fact after reading the title I kept waiting for more irony to unfold withen the article, but much to my chagrin it never happened.

In fact I'm so confused by the purpose of her article that I am going to stop here and invite Ms Chew to explain exactly what she was trying to achieve. Help me understand Ms Chew. Because as of now I could have saved you the time and trouble of writing this fluff piece by supplying you a direct link to Jesus' Myspace page and cutting out the middle man.
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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2007, 02:45:29 PM »
I found it to be a well written article and I hope you find yourself back behind the news desk someday.
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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2007, 02:52:21 PM »
To me it starts with the title and cover,"The Second Coming of Jesus," complete with halo, c'mon Ms. Chew could you be just a little more obvious? In fact after reading the title I kept waiting for more irony to unfold withen the article, but much to my chagrin it never happened.

Just to clarify - usually the author isn't in control of the title of the article or the cover of the magazine (even if it is about their article)

This is why I blame all of the Poz editorial staff and am a little dumbfounded as it seems to have been a group effort.

I also reiterate that my issue isn't Jesse, but the lack of editorial direction of the article that sort of leaves an ambiguous impression of the subject that really was unnecessary.


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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2007, 03:09:51 PM »
;D
Someone on here spread the beans after I told them about it in confidentiality.
I guess you can't trust anyone on here!


If this is some sarcastic, off-handed  swipe at me I don't appreciate it and will not be represented in a false light.

Jesse and I had a phone conversation last Friday night in which he told me about the cover article, as well as his having been given an official POZ blog. He asked me specifically not to say anything, and I did not.

As regards the article: it's not really that surprising. POZ mag seems to have a specific policy of insisting that being HIV+ and conforming to the cosmetic industry's standards of "pretty" are not conflicting concepts. I'm all for diversity, gawd knows, but to disavow the "50-ish shrunken, lipoatropied, big-bellied disability queens" in favor of 19-year-old self-obsessed boys and Manhattan socialite bottle-blondes is disingenuous, to say the least.

"The second coming of Jesus"? When, precisely was the first time, baby? And how, precisely are you breaking stereotypes with this statement:

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It wont go to my head.. Thats what its all about breaking the stereotypes!!! Wink

Read the article!
HIV is not a black, gay, or druggies disease!
Anyone can have it! All walks of life!!!
I am so happy that I can show that, and that's all I want to do!!! Grin

And the expression is "spilling" beans.

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Re: September POZ MAG -- Loves IT!!!
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2007, 03:12:59 PM »
For those of you who want to read the topic of this thread here it is: http://www.poz.com/articles/jesus_sanchez_miami_2046_12769.shtml

I didn't find anything controversial about the article. Personally I found it interesting in how Jesse's way of dealing with HIV was to spin it into self-promotion. It's not the way I dealt with it but I wasn't weaned on reality television and MySpace. As far as the article's style and subject matter, I took it to mirror that of the person she was interviewing: He perceives himself as a celebrity so that is how she interviewed him.

Are there more important stories that need to be told? Of course. I'm glad I got to hear Jesse's though.

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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2007, 03:57:48 PM »
Jesse and I had a phone conversation last Friday night in which he told me about the cover article, as well as his having been given an official POZ blog. Brent

Just and FYI...  I am unaware of Jesse being offered a blog on AIDSmeds or POZ, and my approval would be required for this.

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« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2007, 04:05:45 PM »
Just and FYI...  I am unaware of Jesse being offered a blog on AIDSmeds or POZ, and my approval would be required for this.

Peter

Well Peter, since we're "spreading beans", that's just what he told me. Without getting too deeply into the conversation, he perceived my lack of enthusiasm at the prospect as some kind of jealousy, saying that I should ask for an AIDSmeds blog of my own. I explained that Matty and I founded The Spin Cycle and find our appropriate readership there. 

Thanks for the response-
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« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2007, 04:18:03 PM »
As far as the article's style and subject matter, I took it to mirror that of the person she was interviewing: He perceives himself as a celebrity so that is how she interviewed him.

Ford,

I agree 100% and I thank you for saying that as it put into words what I couldn't exactly put my finger on with what was bothering me about the tone.

It reads like he wrote it himself and I realize that you are right about the angle, and that is exactly where I find fault with the poz editorial staff - I'm not certain this was really the right thing for POZ to do in how they depict a 19year old newly poz person in a national magazine.

If this was Britney doing the National Enquirer I would laugh and say she should know better and deserves it - but this is (no matter how savvy he thinks he is) just a 19 year old that agreed to a profile through what is supposed to be a serious publication for poz people.

My gut is that they thought he was fabulous and if he wanted to protray himself that way then who are they to argue, and though I get that rationale, I sort of question it in regards to the subject matter, placement and readership.

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Re: Read the New Issue of POZ MAG
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2007, 04:21:50 PM »
POZ mag seems to have a specific policy of insisting that being HIV+ and conforming to the cosmetic industry's standards of "pretty" are not conflicting concepts. I'm all for diversity, gawd knows, but to disavow the "50-ish shrunken, lipoatropied, big-bellied disability queens" in favor of 19-year-old self-obsessed boys and Manhattan socialite bottle-blondes is disingenuous, to say the least.
couldnt agree more

im increasingly concerned about the whole 'hiv lite' (as moffie would put it) thing and although i dont want people to think im about to drop down dead im tired of hearing the 'its no big deal' health line.

im sorry jesse but while i will never disrespect anyone for stepping up to the plate and trying to challenge prejudice im most uncomfortable with this whole thing (especially as it reads like a jesse-promo). while i respect the fact that you are embracing your new situation and not letting it destroy you, please dont seem quite so thrilled about it.

apologies to anyone ive offended by these comments, and especially to jesse if you feel you have been misrepresented, but as i said previously, im feeling very uncomfortable about this.

and whilst i agree that 
we're all at different points on our own personal HIV road, and no experience is more or less valid than the next.
i also agree entirely with iggy's misgivings

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