6 episodes

Queer activist and artist Leo Herrera talks about the monkeypox outbreak while in Berlin, one of the world’s hotspots. Discussions on Gay sex, disease, stigma and history.

Written by Leo Herrera
Produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

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Queer activist and artist Leo Herrera talks about the monkeypox outbreak while in Berlin, one of the world’s hotspots. Discussions on Gay sex, disease, stigma and history.

Written by Leo Herrera
Produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    Chapter 6: We've got a problem...

    Chapter 6: We've got a problem...

    In the series finale, Leo Herrera leaves Berlin for his home in Louisiana, facing the aftermath of Monkeypox outbreak in America and the questions it left behind.
    Words by Leo Herrera
    Produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    • 9 min
    Chapter 5: Word sick...

    Chapter 5: Word sick...

    Leo Herrera celebrates Pride and a birthday far from home and discusses how the language about Monkeypox can be as harmful as the virus.
    Words by Leo Herrera
    Produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    • 7 min
    Chapter 4: The topography of us...

    Chapter 4: The topography of us...

    Leo Herrera finally gets the MPX vaccine and in a fever, sees the outbreak as an allegory for how the Queer community maps itself.
    Words written and performed by Leo Herrera
    Episode produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    • 7 min
    Chapter 3: A pox on both your houses...

    Chapter 3: A pox on both your houses...

    Leo Herrera navigates the search for a Monkeypox vaccine as Germany finally starts its vaccination program.
    Words written and performed by Leo Herrera
    Episode produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    • 4 min
    Chapter 2: Don't get lost in the darkness...

    Chapter 2: Don't get lost in the darkness...

    Leo Herrera cruises the famous Tiergarten park in Berlin and talks sex and harm-reduction. Monkeypox cases continue to rise in Berlin and paranoia (and blue balls) are starting to set in.
    Words written and performed by Leo Herrera
    Episode produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    • 11 min
    Chapter 1: It's not a punishment it's neglect...

    Chapter 1: It's not a punishment it's neglect...

    How did we get here? Leo meditates on the Monkeypox virus in Berlin and around the globe. Drawing on personal experience, AIDS history, and his conversations with those affected. Leo proposes several calls to action from his fellow Queers. He shares from his past as an HIV activist and poses the theory diseases that have run through the gay community are symptoms of systemic failure and neglect. 
    Words written and performed by Leo Herrera
    Episode produced by Jacob Roger Sperber

    • 17 min

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