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26th Annual glad Media Awards

The Body




Anita Mann and Acting Gigs

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


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!


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


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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March 15th, 2012

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

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“We’re born naked… and the rest is drag.” — RuPaulWhen I was nine years old, I took my parents’ album of the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” and memorized every syllable of Gwen Verdon’s show stopper, […]

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December 13th, 2011

The ‘My Fabulous Disease’ Holiday Spectacular!

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 last minute phone calls and arrangements made […]

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