HIV

HIGH TIME FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

WAYNE BRISTOW SAYS, “IF ANYONE TOLD ME EVEN A YEAR AGO THAT I’D BE TRYING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, I WOULD HAVE LAUGHED.” DUE TO THE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HIS ACHES, PAINS AND ARTHRITIS, HIS THINKING HAS CHANGED.

High time for medical marijuana

A HUMBLING MOMENT

WAYNE BRISTOW ENTERS A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND SAYS “THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE AFFIRMED MY BELIEF THAT NO MATTER WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH OR GOING THROUGH NOW, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE."

A humbling moment.

Smoking & HIV/AIDS

Posted December 8, 2015 by CGrimard

It is estimated that the rate of people with HIV/AIDS who smoke is approximately three times the national average.1 This is a significant difference which begs the questions, why is smoking so prevalent among people living with HIV?

MY HOMOPHOBIC PAST

WAYNE BRISTOW AND SCARED STRAIGHT – A VIEW OF HOMOPHOBIA FROM THE CLOSET HE ONCE INHABITED.

 My homophobic past

I have been on the receiving end of it many times from strangers and even family members, but there was a time I embraced it. I practiced homophobia as a means of hiding who and what I was.

Homophobia (From Wikipedia)

LIFE’S LITTLE UPS AND DOWNS

WAYNE BRISTOW HAS FOUND HIMSELF A VICTIM OF THE OLD SAYING: “JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING MY HEAD TOGETHER, MY BODY STARTS FALLING APART”.

 Life’s little ups and downs

SOCIAL ISOLATION SOLUTIONS - GETTING OUT

WAYNE BRISTOW ASKS HIMSELF “SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A RUT AND WHAT YOU NEED YOU HAVEN’T FOUND”. YOU CLIMB OUT AND MOVE BEYOND YOUR CURRENT SURROUNDINGS, THAT’S WHAT.

 Social isolation solutions - getting out

 

MY FIRST PRIDE PARADE

WAYNE BRISTOW DIDN’T COME OUT UNTIL LATER IN LIFE – AND SO HIS FIRST VENTURE TO TORONTO PRIDE IN THE 90S WAS, HE SAYS, “MIND-BLOWING”,..

My first Pride Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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