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12 9, 2015

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:23+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

(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 fraught with excitement last week. Christmas decorations littered the living room, the almond scent of cookies filled the air, and [...]

10 7, 2015

How Do We Solve a Problem Like Pintauro?

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:25+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|16 Comments

My discomfort began as I sat in front of my web cam, waiting to join Danny Pintauro in a segment on Huffington Post Live. Danny had recently announced on an Oprah special that he was living with HIV, which was big news for fans of “Who’s the Boss?” and those who loved the precocious little [...]

09 30, 2015

Recovering from Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:26+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Book Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|5 Comments

For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life. I suffered numerous relapses as I struggled to get clean, and my woeful journey back to crystal meth was always the same. First, small changes crept into my behavior; not about crystal meth precisely, but [...]

09 23, 2015

Catching Up with the First Miss America to Champion AIDS Awareness

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|5 Comments

When Miss Florida 1992, Leanza Cornett, competed for the crown of Miss America 1993, she didn’t just have gay hearts aflutter over our love for pageant competitions. We adored her because she proudly chose an AIDS awareness platform -- and she meant it down to her lovely bones. When she won, she made good on her promise [...]

06 29, 2015

Five Reasons to Take the HIV Test Right Now

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:29+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Sometimes it's helpful to get back to basics, and there is no more basic, effective tool to fight the HIV epidemic than to encourage testing. How long has it been for you, my friend? Here are five important facts about HIV testing that I hope will convince you to get busy and get tested -- again. [...]

05 25, 2015

The Odds of Love

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:31+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|6 Comments

This post will never be as romantic as I would like it to be. And it could never be as romantic as the truth. On the evening of July 22, 2012, Michael Mitchell went to a mixer at Cobalt, a gay club in Washington, DC. The international AIDS conference was being held in town and [...]

04 15, 2015

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

By | 2018-03-23T11:42:33+00:00 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 | 2018-03-23T11:42:35+00:00 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 | 2018-03-23T11:42:38+00:00 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 | 2018-03-23T11:42:38+00:00 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 [...]

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