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Mark S. King

Welcome, My Friends . . .

I’m an HIV positive gay man in recovery from drug addiction. What’s not to love?

Be sure to check my entire video library here or browse my blog postings below. Get ready for some frank opinion, inspirational writing, debate on sexual politics, videos of poz life featuring my family and friends, and even some infamous drag. And please follow me on Twitter and join the My Fabulous Disease Facebook page!

1113, 2018

What 5,000 Phone Sex Calls Taught Me about Gay Men

By | November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The number might be a little low. Over the course of my “phone fantasy” career in the 1980s, I spoke to as many as ten customers in a given day, numbering in the many thousands [...]

119, 2018

The History of HIV/AIDS in One Astonishing Poem

By | November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Mary Bowman performing at the opening of the 20th Anniversary Community Summit. The team behind the 20th Anniversary Community Summit, being held in Atlanta this weekend and sponsored by ViiV Healthcare, knew how [...]

1024, 2018

This Drag Queen Will Steal Your Heart. Then Completely Destroy It.

By | October 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Benjamin Schatz of The Kinsey Sicks at the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS. The Kinsey Sicks have been at this a long time. The acapella singing group of gay men in drag [...]

1020, 2018

Thirty Years Later, AIDS Activists Who ‘Seized Control’ Discuss Their Legacy

By | October 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Original ACT UP activists Mark Harrington, Peter Staley, Gregg Gonsalves, and Ann Northrup at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on October 11, 2018. The AIDS activists who regularly stormed the [...]

1016, 2018

Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men with Our AIDS Tragedy

By | October 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980's, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS. Today, there are little rituals I have to honor his memory, and I often write [...]

1010, 2018

How HIV Activists Helped Create the Jeff Flake Elevator Moment

By | October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Very little happens by accident. The most iconic moments in HIV/AIDS activism – the appearance of the early SILENCE=DEATH meme, the footage of AIDS activist Peter Staley being peeled from a building during a protest, [...]

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