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04 15, 2015

Spilling My Guts at the ACT UP NYC Long-Term Survivors Forum

By | April 15th, 2015|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|8 Comments

ACT UP has always intimidated me. In the 1980’s, while working at LA Shanti to provide emotional support to those dying of AIDS, I doubted my activist cred while watching the dramatic, inspiring actions of ACT UP. Everyone has a role to play, of course, but I so admired the courage and laser-focused anger of ACT [...]

03 28, 2015

The Video Series: The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta

By | March 28th, 2015|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

Why Andy Cohen isn’t badgering me with phone calls to bring this series to Bravo, I’ll never know. At any rate, you will find all three videos of the series below. During the first year of producing my blog videos back in early 2009, it occurred to me how much of my health and happiness [...]

01 28, 2015

Sean Strub and the Legacy of AIDS

By | January 28th, 2015|Book Review, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|5 Comments

Before my interview with activist Sean Strub, author of Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, let me share a revealing story. It was late 2011 and my life was in shambles. The breakup of a long term relationship had sent me into a spiral, followed closely by a devastating drug addiction [...]

01 23, 2015

About That GLAAD Media Award Nomination

By | January 23rd, 2015|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|7 Comments

  For twenty-five years I have been writing about living openly as a gay man living with HIV. Along the way I have spilled secrets, opened up about sex and relationships, highlighted the work of those who inspire me, come clean about my history of addiction and recovery, focused my video camera on international conferences [...]

01 6, 2015

15 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015

By | January 6th, 2015|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|4 Comments

They come from different cultures and regions of the world, but these fifteen HIV activists all share one important trait: a fierce devotion to HIV issues and a commitment to leave their mark on 2015. Their advocacy has been noticed by some of the most prominent people in the HIV arena, so it seems fitting to allow [...]

09 2, 2014

VIDEO: Methtacular! The Addictive Musical Comedy

By | September 2nd, 2014|Gay Life, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|3 Comments

It is no secret that I am a crystal meth addict in recovery. But writing about it, at least in the often humorous style for which my blog is known, escapes me. My process of recovery feels too precious, too personal, and yes, even too delicate. So it was with some skepticism that I recently [...]

07 29, 2014

AIDS2014: The Complete Video Blog Collection

By | July 29th, 2014|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|2 Comments

The AIDS2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, proved to be as colorful and exhausting as I had anticipated. There was no lack of images in the gorgeous city to share in my daily video blogs, and that included the faces of countless advocates from around the world. My deep thanks to my friends at [...]

12 30, 2013

The Top Ten ‘Fabulous’ Posts of 2013

By | December 30th, 2013|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The year 2013 was a game changer for My Fabulous Disease, and I want to thank you for your clicks, comments, and shares.  I have more confidence as an advocate and a writer, thanks to you, and traffic for this blog more than doubled over last year! I'm bad at predicting which posts might resonate [...]

12 20, 2013

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | December 20th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

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

10 30, 2013

Surviving Two Epidemics: AIDS and Meth

By | October 30th, 2013|Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|5 Comments

Maintaining a functional existence slipped away, just slowly enough not to alarm me, as if the drugs were quietly sneaking out the door with my life.

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