That kid from ‘Who’s the Boss’ who surprised no one by coming out as gay has just come out as HIV positive, and now he wants to be “a beacon of light” to other gay people.
“It was terrifying, and there was a sense of relief,” he says. “It’s backwards. You’ve spent so much time terrified that you’re going to get it, and then you have it. You don’t have to be terrified anymore.”
“What I want my community to realize is we need to take better care of ourselves,” he says.
And what message is he going to be conveying? “Don’t be an idiot like me who used crystal meth and got infected with HIV through promiscuous unprotected sex?” Or, “If you use crystal meth and get HIV through unprotected anonymous sex, the LGBT Community will make you a hero and praise you for having the exquisite courage of a butterfly flying against the wind?”