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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!

0120, 2022

The 2022 GLAAD Award Nominees Include Multiple HIV Stories and Outlets

By |January 20th, 2022|

GLAAD Nominee Mark S. King of My Fabulous Disease (Photo by Matt Roth) The annual GLAAD Media Awards, which “honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,” included [...]

014, 2022

What Can 500 Sailors Possibly Learn from a Gay Long-Term HIV Survivor?

By |January 4th, 2022|

I grew up on Air Force bases. My father was an officer, Colonel Harol R. King, which was a handy thing to mention if the base police caught you lighting firecrackers in the street or [...]

1130, 2021

Revisiting a Heartbreaking Music Video on HIV Stigma, 25 Years Later

By |November 30th, 2021|

When the short video “27000” premiered at London Pride in 1996, featuring a live performance from Jimmy Somerville, the world of HIV was a much different place. The new HIV drug "cocktail" that would finally [...]

1116, 2021

A Financial Disaster Hits HIV Agencies in January. Why Won’t Anyone Stop It?

By |November 16th, 2021|

  A financial crisis that will curtail hundreds of millions of dollars to HIV clinics and the community-based organizations that run them is coming on January 1, 2022. It’s only weeks away. Meanwhile, our national [...]

118, 2021

COVID has Surpassed AIDS in U.S. Deaths. How Should HIV Activists Respond?

By |November 8th, 2021|

In less than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more Americans than have died from HIV/AIDS since the AIDS epidemic emerged 40 years ago. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [...]

1011, 2021

Review: Peter Staley’s Memoir “Never Silent” is a Real Life Thriller

By |October 11th, 2021|

Cover art detail from Never Silent by Peter Staley Activist Peter Staley's much-anticipated new memoir, Never Silent, opens with almost unbearable nail-biting suspense, sweeping us into the behind-the-scenes machinations of an ACT UP [...]

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