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02 21, 2017

What If I Told You the Project Inform Staff Was Hilarious?

By | February 21st, 2017|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Project Inform Program Manager Emily Mariko-Sanders acts up. Throughout the earliest years of the HIV/AIDS crisis, I deeply admired the fierce intellect of the late Martin Delaney, the researcher and advocate who, among many other historic accomplishments, founded Project Inform, the HIV treatment advocacy group with intimate ties to the community. What I [...]

03 8, 2016

I Discovered My Brother Was Gay from The Advocate Magazine

By | March 8th, 2016|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

It was 1975 and I was 14 years old, all gangly limbs and stubborn acne, and I was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car.  Splayed across my lap was the magazine, open to the page my companion had selected. I was staring at the photo with something like revelation. “I wasn’t sure if [...]

12 9, 2015

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | 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 10, 2015

Two Minutes of Advice for Those Testing HIV Positive

By | October 10th, 2015|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

This is a clever social media campaign: Healthline, an online health community, has asked people who have been living with HIV to create videos for those who have recently tested positive, known as "You've Got This." Think of it as "It Gets Better" for those with HIV. Of course, I had to create a video [...]

09 23, 2015

Catching Up with the First Miss America to Champion AIDS Awareness

By | 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 [...]

12 12, 2014

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By | December 12th, 2014|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|3 Comments

(I can't resist posting this each Holiday Season. The video below is my very favorite, of the more than 60 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 [...]

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 22, 2013

The Beautiful Sadness of “Dallas Buyers Club”

By | October 22nd, 2013|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|5 Comments

No one is healed and no one fully conquers their demons. The fact that the filmmakers make you root for them is a testament to a vexing main character you grow to love and admire.

09 29, 2013

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive

By | September 29th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|8 Comments

I had to create a video in my own peculiar way -- something that demonstrates the sense of humor that has served me well over the course of 30 years living with HIV.

08 7, 2013

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

By | August 7th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

I would hear other gay men make disparaging remarks about drag and I withered, unable to admit I was playing to a packed room every Sunday.

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