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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 [...]

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.

09 24, 2013

The Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?

By | September 24th, 2013|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|1 Comment

The film is either a transgressive act of eroticism, or an act that demonstrates how to become infected with HIV. Or perhaps both.

09 3, 2013

The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta III

By | September 3rd, 2013|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|3 Comments

These guys must be getting the hang of this, because we discussed and revealed things like never before. From crystal meth addiction to our mothers, nothing was off limits.

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.

01 2, 2013

The Private War That Killed Spencer Cox

By | January 2nd, 2013|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|50 Comments

When legendary AIDS treatment activist Spencer Cox died on December 18, 2012, the cause of death was AIDS-related complications, which is understandable if post-traumatic stress, despair, and drug addiction are complications related to AIDS.

10 22, 2012

The Truth is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler?

By | October 22nd, 2012|Book Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|5 Comments

Kearns’ story includes a bizarre intersection between us that I found so revelatory and disturbing that I had to actually put the book down for several days while I reexamined an entire section of my life.

09 28, 2012

My Muscles, My Disease: A Snapshot of Drug Addiction

By | September 28th, 2012|Gay Life, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|9 Comments

Getting back in shape is an easy call. Except my mind puts physical fitness on the same crazy train as my drug addiction.

06 8, 2012

The Crystal Meth Connection of the Gay Porn Killer

By | June 8th, 2012|Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|15 Comments

"... the sheer madness of the crimes, and the killer’s insane determination to make it as shocking as possible, was sickeningly familiar to a recovering methamphetamine addict like me."

03 15, 2012

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

By | March 15th, 2012|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|10 Comments

“We’re born naked… and the rest is drag.” -- RuPaulWhen I was nine years old, I took my parents’ album of the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” and memorized every syllable of Gwen Verdon’s show stopper, “Who’s Got the Pain When They Do the Mambo?” Once I was satisfied with my lip-synching and choreography (I decided [...]

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