The outbreak of AIDS in the early and mid 1980's devastated an entire generation of gay men in the major US cities, and changed the entire gay lifestyle across the globe. Sex Positive looks at the fascinating journey of an unsung hero, from his journalism-activism in the late 70s through to his struggle for recognition and survival today. While most of us have never heard of Richard Berkowitz, he played an instrumental part in persuading the gay community to use condoms to reduce the transmission of HIV. His personal journey, as a S&M sex-worker and outcast, is just intriguing. With unprotected sex and infection rates amongst young men on the rise, Sex Positive is chilling historical lesson for all and a documentary that every gay man should watch.