It taught me that life is precious, and you are vulnerable. That it's not a disease, it's an opportunity to seize your life and live. And that we are going to be OK.
Through the AIDS crisis and her cancer diagnosis, she taught me that all that matters in this world is love. It's a lesson that's shaped the family I call my own today.
Who you are in bed with one person isn't who you have to be with another.
I would estimate that I've slept with up to 3,500 men. But sex, whether at random or not, always represents a human connection—and that can always be beautiful.