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01 18, 2021

For This Black Woman Living with HIV, Grief Creates Power

By |2021-01-18T08:52:45-05:00January 18th, 2021|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Activist and Poet Deirdre Johnson Deirdre Johnson’s poem of grief and empowerment, below, begins a series of guest posts on My Fabulous Disease from Black women living with HIV. It’s my salute to Positive Women’s Network USA’s (PWN) upcoming “Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement Day” on March 12, 2021. [...]

01 8, 2021

The Viking Terrorist Deserves Ridicule. Not Sexualization.

By |2021-01-08T20:01:10-05:00January 8th, 2021|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Alleged domestic terrorist Jake Angeli Humor is subjective, and born out of our desire to process complex emotions. “Comedy is my only weapon,” Mel Brooks once said, a man who has made a comedy industry out of destroying Hitler with sight gags. And then here comes Jake Angeli, the domestic terrorist who violently [...]

01 1, 2021

I Can’t Take Down My Holiday Decorations Fast Enough

By |2021-01-01T11:36:19-05:00January 1st, 2021|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Who knew I had this final burst of energy, so wearying have the months been. But there I stood, running on one cup of coffee and without a bite of breakfast, tearing ornaments from the tree and dropping them inartfully into their tupperware tombs. Some were actually glass, as it turns out. I found out [...]

12 18, 2020

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By |2020-12-18T12:29:57-05:00December 18th, 2020|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

(I can't resist posting this each Holiday Season. The video below is my very favorite, of the more than 70 I have produced over the years. Enjoy!) My mother's home here in Shreveport, Louisiana, was fraught with excitement last week. Christmas decorations littered the living room, the almond scent of cookies filled the air, and [...]

12 17, 2020

Watch the Inspiring and Hilarious ‘Birthday Bash’ for HIV/AIDS Survivors

By |2020-12-17T10:46:35-05:00December 17th, 2020|Family and Friends, Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The reviews (and donations) are in, and “Mark S. King’s 60th Birthday Bash” was one for the ages. Or the aged, if you enjoyed the many jokes at my expense about hitting the Big 6-0. Best of all, the event raised $20,616.00 (so far) for its beneficiary, The Reunion Project, a national network of long-term [...]

12 8, 2020

Sir Elton John and David Furnish Join Line-up Saluting HIV/AIDS Survivors

By |2020-12-08T09:02:29-05:00December 8th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Olympian Greg Louganis, and Broadway star Javier Munoz. Sir Elton John and David Furnish have sent a special video message of support for long-term HIV/AIDS survivors, joining a growing list of celebrity guests for "Mark S. King’s 60th Birthday Bash" on December 16th. The event will also [...]

11 22, 2020

Once, When We Were Heroes

By |2020-11-22T13:34:41-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Richard King and Emil Matzner, 1982 My brother Richard smiles a lot. He has an easy laugh. But there was a time, years ago, when he held a poisonous drink in his hands and begged his dying lover not to swallow it. A time when Richard held the concoction they had prepared together [...]

11 16, 2020

Join my 60th Birthday Bash to Celebrate Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors!

By |2020-11-16T12:47:14-05:00November 16th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Well, it had to happen, sooner or later, if my luck held out. This December, I’m turning 60 freaking years old. And what better way to celebrate during these insulated times than to throw a virtual party to celebrate all long-term survivors who are hitting major life milestones we never thought possible? Join me on [...]

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 [...]

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