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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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June 15th, 2016

My Muscles, My Disease: The Pitfalls of a Meth Addict

There is a folder, tucked within a folder, buried deep in my computer files. I shouldn’t be looking at its contents, yet I can’t bring myself to delete it altogether. It is labeled MARCUS, and […]

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June 7th, 2016

There’s More Room in a Broken Heart

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So don’t mind if I fall apart There’s more room in a broken heart. — Carly Simon, “Coming Around Again” When Will Armstrong emerges from heart surgery in just a few days, he will have […]

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June 5th, 2016

Surviving Life Itself: Reflections of a Longtime Survivor

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The young woman sitting across from me on the bus is in her mid-20s. She turns to her companion and her voice grows serious. “I know someone who died,” she says in the hushed tone […]

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April 12th, 2016

The Sound of Stigma

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Stigma is insidiously quiet. It is conjured in the mind, born of discomfort and fear, and then it is projected at “the other” among us. It judges them and isolates them. And it happens without […]

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March 17th, 2016

The Challenging Web Series That Travels from ‘Unsure’ to ‘Positive’

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In the gorgeous and sometimes maddening web series Unsure/Positive, we follow the life of a Boston gay man, Kieran, literally from the moment he gets his HIV positive test result. Kieran’s journey in the six-episode […]

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March 5th, 2016

Feeling the Love for L.A.’s Dearly Departed Circus Disco

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In a forsaken block of Santa Monica Boulevard, off the street and through an imposing industrial alley, a Hollywood disco opened in the late 1970s that made promises the other gay clubs were loathe to […]

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January 14th, 2016

I Watched Charlie Sheen on Dr. Oz So You Don’t Have To

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Dr. Oz has a very strange verbal compulsion. He can’t stop making lame metaphors. When taking an early morning jog with Charlie Sheen, in the first of their two-part interview for The Dr. Oz Show, […]

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January 12th, 2016

The Man Who Buried Them Remembers

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When he conducted the funerals, Tom Bonderenko tells me, he always wore his priestly garments and white stole. Even when no one showed up for the graveside service. “It was important to show dignity and […]

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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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