Coming out was hard enough. Copping to HIV-positive status was another hurdle. Then came an innocent visit to a new dentist.
Jamie Brickhouse is a writer and performer in New York. A four-time Moth StorySLAM champion, he currently tours two award-winning solo shows, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother, based on his memoir, and I Favor My Daddy, based on his upcoming memoir. He’s a speaker on the issues of HIV, alcoholism/recovery, suicide prevention, and Lewy body dementia.
No one can say definitively why Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. But I can tell you why I tried to kill myself. Twice.
Daddy was a conservative and on every right-wing mailing list under sun, and when he died, his mail kept coming in bushels to his gay, liberal son.