Richard Kearns, age 58. Los Angeles, CA.

A poet, journalist, activist, and Graying of AIDS advisory panel member, Richard is a long-term survivor living in Los Angeles. His blog – a cultural activist’s site with intended social, artistic, and political impact, aims to seek out, collect, and publish materials of every stripe that speak to life for older adults living with HIV and the people who care for them; he posts updates when he is feeling up to it and is not otherwise busy speaking at community council meetings, organizing HIV/AIDS Elder Advocacy conferences and New Media Trainings, or navigating the complex Los Angeles public transportation system to take care of the everyday stuff of life.