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December 12th, 2014

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

Holiday Spectacular

(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!

SantaMark

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

Anita Smoking small

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

Anita Smoking small

“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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November 15th, 2011

Sailing on the 2011 HIV Cruise Retreat

It was my distinct privilege to serve as host and M.C. for a second time on The HIV Cruise Retreat, the labor of love by openly HIV positive travel agent Paul Stalbaum of Cruise Designs […]

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