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04 20, 2018

Name HIV Activists Fiercer Than the Positive Women’s Network. I’ll Wait.

By | 2018-04-20T14:14:31+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Mark S. King feels the love with sheroes Lillibeth Gonzalez, Lepena Reid, and Maria Mejia. You may have heard me sing the praises of The Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN) before, but until now I haven’t had the opportunity to show you, up close and personal, why I believe they are the [...]

04 17, 2018

I Wrote “The Truth About the 7,000.” Now What?

By | 2018-04-17T09:43:33+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

It began with a death and a lingering question. After a friend – an advocate who knew what to do to stay alive – died of an AIDS-related cause a few months ago, I was left wondering why. Together with other deaths in the news of people “unexpectedly” dying the same way, it felt like [...]

04 10, 2018

Broadway Sends Amazing Gift to Parkland Theater Students

By | 2018-04-10T10:43:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Theater students at Stoneman Douglas High School with their cache of signed Broadway posters. As a longtime fan of the work of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), the charity that has laser-focused their time and resources on the impact of HIV on New York’s theatrical community, I was incredibly moved by their recent [...]

03 1, 2018

‘Versace’ Producer Corrects Offensive Remarks on HIV Stigma

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:21+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Jeff Daly/FX) In a new interview, Brad Simpson, a producer of the FX series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, has expressed regret for recent comments that appeared to dismiss modern HIV stigma. Charles Sanchez interviewed Simpson for a piece [...]

02 1, 2018

Hooray! HIV Stigma Is Over, Says Producer of Versace Series

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:21+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Oh, to be a Hollywood producer. High-powered meetings and mimosas. Swimming pools. Movie stars. And as far as the eye can see, not a single person living with HIV experiencing stigma. That’s the candy-colored scenario presented by Brad Simpson, one of the executive producers of the FX series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni [...]

01 24, 2018

Racquetball as an Exercise in Humility

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:22+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

Jon, left, celebrates another victory. My friend Jon is a gracious winner, as well he should be. He has had a lot of practice. During the months we have been playing racquetball together, I have never won a game. Not one. I hate Jon so much. I like to play games I can [...]

12 7, 2017

amfAR Chair Kenneth Cole Must Be Replaced. Here’s Five Suggestions.

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:23+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Javier Muñoz, Roberta Kaplan, Waheedah Shabazz-El, Nelson Vergel, and David Furnish would all make excellent replacements for disgraced AmFAR Board Chair Kenneth Cole. The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has been rocked by a scandal this year that involves shoe fashion maven Kenneth Cole, who serves as amfAR Board Chair, and amfAR [...]

11 27, 2017

The World AIDS Day Anthem We Really Need Has Just Arrived

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:24+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

The cast of Merce, the web series. Most people would walk away if the future seemed unclear and shut you out because they’re afraid. But I’m not. I’m right here. That’s what my love is for. My love will be your cure. -- “Your Cure,” an original song from season two of Merce [...]

11 20, 2017

Antron Reshaud Olukayode Died of AIDS. We Must Say It.

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:24+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Antron Reshaud Olukayode (photo: Rick Gore) This world lost a remarkable young man on November 12th, when Antron-Reshaud Olukayode, a 33-year-old HIV educator, writer, and performance artist from Atlanta died of AIDS. Antron lived with HIV for fifteen years. He died of AIDS. It is enormously important that we say that. His many [...]

11 8, 2017

Punishing Disease: Turning People with HIV into Criminals

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:25+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Sociologist Trevor Hoppe is a gay man with his finger on the pulse of gay sexual politics, a topic he has written about for years. He's also an over-achiever, defined as someone who is more productive than me. In his latest book, Punishing Disease, Hoppe tackles HIV criminalization, one of the most polarizing issues in [...]

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