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10 12, 2017

That Time ‘Will & Grace’ Forgot HIV Exists. Again.

By | October 12th, 2017|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Ben Platt and Eric McCormack in Will & Grace, The revived Will & Grace television comedy has some pithy things to say about aging as gay men and our need to create families where we find them. The producers of the show, which is already a hit with audiences and critics, seem to [...]

10 2, 2016

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night with Rock Hudson

By | October 2nd, 2016|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

(The 31st anniversary of the passing of Rock Hudson brings this memory back again, as it does each year. Maybe I want you to know this sordid tale because I'm still as star-struck and vain as when this happened. Or maybe the memory still brings back fear and melancholy, so repeating it here feels like [...]

03 8, 2016

I Discovered My Brother Was Gay from The Advocate Magazine

By | March 8th, 2016|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

It was 1975 and I was 14 years old, all gangly limbs and stubborn acne, and I was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car.  Splayed across my lap was the magazine, open to the page my companion had selected. I was staring at the photo with something like revelation. “I wasn’t sure if [...]

12 9, 2015

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | December 9th, 2015|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

(I can't resist posting this each Holiday Season. The video below is my very favorite, of the more than 70 I have produced over the years. Enjoy!) My mother's home here in Shreveport, Louisiana, was fraught with excitement last week. Christmas decorations littered the living room, the almond scent of cookies filled the air, and [...]

11 25, 2015

HIV+ Gay Men Have Their Say in “The Infection Monologues”

By | November 25th, 2015|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|1 Comment

A variety of gay men spill their guts about their lives and HIV diagnosis. They are bracingly honest, sexually explicit, heartbreaking and hilarious. They are the men of The Infection Monologues, a theatrical event getting a 10th Anniversary staged reading at the Human Rights Campaign this Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The event is FREE, with [...]

12 12, 2014

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | December 12th, 2014|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|3 Comments

(I can't resist posting this each Holiday Season. The video below is my very favorite, of the more than 60 I have produced over the years. Enjoy!) My mother's home here in Shreveport, Louisiana, was fraught with excitement last week. Christmas decorations littered the living room, the almond scent of cookies filled the air, and [...]

03 24, 2014

Lessons Learned from Kissing a Straight Boy

By | March 24th, 2014|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News|1 Comment

Last night I kissed a straight guy full on the lips. Then he tenderly put his arms around me and kissed me back. Tonight I'm going to do it again. It sounds like conquest. Or breaking a taboo. At the very least it fulfills the fantasies of many a gay man. And it makes me [...]

12 20, 2013

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | December 20th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

What says Holiday Spirit more than Mom's cookies, Santa, and candid interviews about loving a family member with HIV?

09 29, 2013

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive

By | September 29th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|8 Comments

I had to create a video in my own peculiar way -- something that demonstrates the sense of humor that has served me well over the course of 30 years living with HIV.

08 7, 2013

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

By | August 7th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

I would hear other gay men make disparaging remarks about drag and I withered, unable to admit I was playing to a packed room every Sunday.

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