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  • On This Day Last Year

    Nov 17, 2015

    On this day last year — between 4 and 5:30 PM — I submitted to, and then received, two preliminary-positive HIV test results. Though it would be days before I would undergo bloodwork to determine the specifics of my disease, it took mere moments to realize that my life would be changed forever. My first thoughts were of the people … Continue reading

  • "Trigger Warnings" are for Trauma Victim...

    Oct 29, 2015

    According to Dr. John M. Grohol of, a trigger is, “something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her or his original trauma.” A trigger is caused by one of the five senses — including sight, sound and smell — and can be activated by something as simple as a … Continue reading

  • Why Representation is Important -- an Ar...

    Oct 27, 2015

    Hello everyone! For those of you who know me—welcome! For those of you who don’t: My name is Kody Boye. I’m the author of a zombie novel called Sunrise, which features a young gay man and centers around not only his struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse, but also the reality of a new and unfriendly world. The Band of … Continue reading

  • An open letter to Principal BJ Buchmann ...

    May 30, 2015

    After learning of and reading about the gay valedictorian whose graduation speech was silenced by school administrators, I felt compelled to reach out to Mr. BJ Buchmann with my own story – not only to tell him of the struggles I experienced throughout high school, but to also remind him that stripping someone of their narrative and ability to come out … Continue reading