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welcome, my friends… 2018-03-23T11:41:14+00:00
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!

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, [...]

102, 2018

In Praise of Sam Elliott (and the Night He Showed Up for People with HIV)

By | October 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

  A moment of reverence, please. In 1975, I went to the movies and discovered everything I needed to know about men, sexual allure, chest hair and the masculine ideal that would fuel my fantasies for [...]

0927, 2018

AIDS2020 Will Welcome All the Right People to the USA. What a Travesty.

By | September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

It is every bit as absurd as it sounds. The International AIDS Society (IAS) plans to hold their global AIDS2020 conference in San Francisco – an insanely expensive and privileged city located in a country [...]

0911, 2018

Five Takeaways from the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

By | September 11th, 2018|2 Comments

The presenters of the HIV Survivor Monologues: Lillibeth Gonzales, Bryan Jones, Teresa Sullivan, Mark S. King, Rick Guasco, and Esther Ross. “What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” -- Eleanor of Aquitaine, [...]

0814, 2018

The Truth About the 7,000: Why Are People Still Dying of AIDS?

By | August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

(This essay, which originally appeared in the April/May issue of Poz Magazine, ignited conversations about "unexpected" AIDS deaths among those in our circle of friends. It is also the basis for a workshop at the [...]

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