This week's CL cover story profiles Michael Alvear. The Atlanta sex and relationship guru's career has taken off, while his love life life hit a brick wall built by the government-sanctioned discrimination.
I was introduced to Alvear's work six or seven years ago when I found one of his op-ed pieces in Southern Voice. I was a big fan and picked up the paper every week looking for his work.
Sadly, I can't find any of his Southern Voice columns online. However, while rummaging online I did find a couple of Alvear-related nuggets worth sharing.
Here's a commentary he wrote and read for NPR's All Things Considered in 2003 about how the South's culture of politeness and indirectness contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS.
And here's my favorite online Alvear knick-knack â a clip of him on The Greg Behrendt Show last year criticizing the studio audience for applauding a 23-year-old woman's virginity.
"Does that mean women who have had sex don't deserve applause?" he asks.
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