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09 29, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, First Person Cured of HIV, Has Died of Cancer

By |2020-09-30T07:06:00-04:00September 29th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV, died today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He delivered messages of hope for the HIV community through social media and interviews until nearly the end of his life. The passing was announced on his Facebook page by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen. Timothy died after a [...]

09 26, 2020

Peter Staley Just Unmasked Anthony Fauci and It Is Fabulous

By |2020-09-26T12:34:05-04:00September 26th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

  You know this will be an unusual interview, even for Instagram, when the host brings an enormous glass of wine to his lips and toasts his guest. “Let’s get into it,” Peter Staley says, and in the other chat box, Dr. Anthony Fauci laughs. The smile on the face of the Director of the [...]

09 22, 2020

As Timothy Ray Brown Faces Death, a Great Love Endures

By |2020-09-22T13:11:12-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Tim Hoeffgen assists his partner, Timothy Ray Brown (Michael Louella) Tim Hoeffgen did a quick google search of his Scruff date as he headed over to meet him. Tim was living in Nevada in early 2013, and the guy he had been chatting with on the dating app looked a lot like the [...]

09 1, 2020

Mark Addison Smith Creates Art from Eavesdropping

By |2020-09-01T13:37:32-04:00September 1st, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

New York City artist Mark Addison Smith respects your privacy, he really does. He just can’t help himself. If he overhears you say something fascinating, he might need to turn your words into art. Every single day since November of 2008, because of a promise Mark made to himself to be diligently committed to this [...]

08 24, 2020

GMHC Founder Larry Mass on the ‘Unwritten Chapter’ of AIDS History

By |2020-08-24T11:52:35-04:00August 24th, 2020|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Dr. Larry Mass (Adam Fredericks/GMHC) There are few nights more consequential in the history of gay men than the evening a group of gay men gathered at the home of Larry Kramer more than 35 years ago and began the business of creating the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (now known simply as GMHC). [...]

08 20, 2020

Don’t Worry, Thom Brennaman. We Know Exactly Who You Are.

By |2020-08-20T18:49:10-04:00August 20th, 2020|Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

(Tim Boyle/Getty) It has been ages since I have heard someone say the word “fag.” God knows the word is regularly weaponized on playgrounds and hurled from passing cars. I suppose that members of Westboro Baptist Church still carry around signs that say “GOD HATES FAGS.” It’s been nice not to give those [...]

08 4, 2020

One Night with the Gay Man Who Slept with Thousands

By |2020-08-05T17:16:06-04:00August 4th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

The ceiling fan isn’t twirling fast enough to cool our bodies, not after the cardio workout we just had. My husband turns the fan switch higher and begins a search around the room for his underwear. “Oh man. I am so crazy about you...” I say, a bit boastfully, because I’m actually thinking of the [...]

07 30, 2020

‘My Fabulous Disease’ Wins GLAAD Award for Outstanding Blog

By |2020-07-30T19:59:17-04:00July 30th, 2020|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

The 2020 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Blog has been awarded to My Fabulous Disease. The GLAAD Awards were established in 1990 to recognize “outstanding representations of the LGBTQ community in media.” Long-term HIV survivor and activist Mark S. King produces all content for the blog, which uses the tagline, "He's an HIV-positive gay man in [...]

07 28, 2020

Gay Brothers Grieve an AIDS Death in 1989… with a Funny Video

By |2020-07-28T16:50:29-04:00July 28th, 2020|Family and Friends, Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

Richard King and Mark S. King in November, 1989 My brother Richard will tell you stories about his long-time partner, Emil Matzner, with great enthusiasm. Emil’s endearing quirks, their adventures as a couple, things like that. Richard might even provide details about Emil’s death from AIDS thirty years ago, but those are the [...]

07 21, 2020

The Scorching Words of Ravyn Wngz are an Activism Manifesto

By |2020-07-21T22:10:00-04:00July 21st, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Ravyn Wngz, a Toronto Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, never had to raise her voice on Sunday, when she delivered a scathing rebuke of systemic racism and privilege. Her beautiful words pierced the heart just the same. The words say everything anyone needs to hear about the importance of activism and why taking to the [...]

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