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“Gay Day” at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012)

Here is my first report from the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.!

Since less than 5% of the programming for AIDS 2012 is targeting to MSMs (Men who have Sex with Men), a special one-day pre-conference is held the day AIDS 2012 convenes to address the needs and issues of this population.

My report includes a chat with United States Rep. Barbara Lee, who has just introduced comprehensive HIV prevention and anti-stigma legislation; the advocates fighting laws that criminalize people with HIV, a little social research on Grindr (the gay man’s cruise phone app), a chat with Positive Frontiers editor Alex Garner about getting rejected (and rejected others) during the dating process, and a visit to an AIDS2012 Reunion poz social event.

Stay tuned! The week is just getting started, with opening ceremonies to come, the opening of the colorful and provocative Global Village, and amazing sights and people ahead.

Thanks for watching, and please be well.




  1. Jeff Coulter July 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Fantastic, fun, and touching coverage of day 1 Mark. Thank you so much for sharing Gay Day with us!

  2. Dana Diamond July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks Mark, I am at the office working, working, orking and wishing I could be there. So, I say thank you for bringing me a piece of the conference.

  3. Subversive Librarian July 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks, Mark. Your videos always make me feel like I’m there. Can’t wait for the next one! P.S. I think maybe I want Rep. Lee for Chanukah this year.

  4. NE Rich July 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    As always, thank you mark, you are our much needed daily “Cliff Notes” for the conference! You efforts are most appreciated !!

  5. Sue July 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Keep it up

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