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March 8th, 2016

I Discovered My Brother Was Gay from The Advocate Magazine

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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 […]

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December 9th, 2015

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

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(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 […]

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November 25th, 2015

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

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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 […]

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December 12th, 2014

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

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(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 […]

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March 24th, 2014

Lessons Learned from Kissing a Straight Boy

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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 […]

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December 20th, 2013

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

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

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September 29th, 2013

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive

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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.

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August 7th, 2013

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

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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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October 30th, 2012

Is there Pride in being HIV Positive?

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During the 2012 Atlanta Pride parade and festival, Mark S. King takes in the sights with his usual humor and asks a simple question: if HIV is nothing to be ashamed of, is it something to be proud of?

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May 21st, 2012

Coming Out with Donna Summer

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The music my friends liked when I was a teenager intimidated me. It was the head-banging rock of the early seventies, and it felt alien and unappetizing. Most of all, it just felt… straight, in […]

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