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October 2nd, 2016

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night with Rock Hudson


(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 […]

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September 27th, 2016

The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Flat Out Fabulous


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My Love,” was released by The […]

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September 22nd, 2016

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

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Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling […]

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September 19th, 2016

Pregnant Guest Kicked Out of ‘Charm Ball’ Over Protest Fears


When this blogger chose to join protesters at Chase Brexton’s annual “Charm Ball” to voice concern over the direction of Baltimore’s largest healthcare provider to the LGBT community, there was little doubt there would be […]

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September 15th, 2016

Catching Up with Chase Brexton’s ‘Fired Five’


The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore’s largest healthcare provider to the city’s most vulnerable populations, met for lunch earlier this week. It was the first in-person […]

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September 13th, 2016

What It Feels Like for a Mom


(My mother, Anne King, turns 90 this month. This story is my tribute, and you can hear her story in her own words in the video below.) I was standing at the ticket counter of […]

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August 22nd, 2016

LEAKED: Five Point Internal Memo to Chase Brexton CEO!

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TO:         Richard Larison, CEO, Chase Brexton FROM:     Your Executive Assistant RE:         Five points about the recent unpleasantness Sir, I know you’ve asked me not to disturb you when you are sealed in your […]

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August 17th, 2016

My Fabulous Disease Wins NLGJA ‘Best Blog’ Award

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There’s no way of saying this without it sounding like a humble brag, at best, so I’m just going to come right out with it. My Fabulous Disease has won the prestigious “Excellence in Blogging” […]

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August 16th, 2016

The Human Toll of Chase Brexton’s Union-Busting Efforts

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  Jill Crank misses her patients terribly. And she is worried about them. “The last thing I want is for them to think I abandoned them,” Jill said. “I’m afraid they might not know what […]

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July 26th, 2016

AIDS2016: The Full Video Collection from My Fabulous Disease

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The people, the parties, the protests! AIDS2016, the international AIDS conference held in Durban, South Africa from July 16-22, had it all. And it was my privilege to bring you the stunning sights and sounds […]

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