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12 9, 2015

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By |2018-03-23T11:42:23-04:00December 9th, 2015|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|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 [...]

11 25, 2015

HIV+ Gay Men Have Their Say in “The Infection Monologues”

By |2018-03-23T11:42:23-04:00November 25th, 2015|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|1 Comment

A variety of gay men spill their guts about their lives and HIV diagnosis. They are bracingly honest, sexually explicit, heartbreaking and hilarious. They are the men of The Infection Monologues, a theatrical event getting a 10th Anniversary staged reading at the Human Rights Campaign this Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The event is FREE, with [...]

12 12, 2014

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By |2018-03-23T11:42:40-04:00December 12th, 2014|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|3 Comments

(I can't resist posting this each Holiday Season. The video below is my very favorite, of the more than 60 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 [...]

03 24, 2014

Lessons Learned from Kissing a Straight Boy

By |2014-05-21T12:56:44-04:00March 24th, 2014|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News|1 Comment

Last night I kissed a straight guy full on the lips. Then he tenderly put his arms around me and kissed me back. Tonight I'm going to do it again. It sounds like conquest. Or breaking a taboo. At the very least it fulfills the fantasies of many a gay man. And it makes me [...]

12 20, 2013

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

By |2014-05-21T13:10:18-04:00December 20th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

What says Holiday Spirit more than Mom's cookies, Santa, and candid interviews about loving a family member with HIV?

09 29, 2013

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive

By |2017-08-17T09:51:46-04:00September 29th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, Prevention and Policy|8 Comments

I had to create a video in my own peculiar way -- something that demonstrates the sense of humor that has served me well over the course of 30 years living with HIV.

08 7, 2013

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

By |2014-05-21T13:17:14-04:00August 7th, 2013|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

I would hear other gay men make disparaging remarks about drag and I withered, unable to admit I was playing to a packed room every Sunday.

10 30, 2012

Is there Pride in being HIV Positive?

By |2014-05-29T07:41:22-04:00October 30th, 2012|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|20 Comments

During the 2012 Atlanta Pride parade and festival, Mark S. King takes in the sights with his usual humor and asks a simple question: if HIV is nothing to be ashamed of, is it something to be proud of?

05 21, 2012

Coming Out with Donna Summer

By |2014-05-29T07:56:12-04:00May 21st, 2012|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|23 Comments

The music my friends liked when I was a teenager intimidated me. It was the head-banging rock of the early seventies, and it felt alien and unappetizing. Most of all, it just felt… straight, in a way I knew I could never be. Alone in my room, I listened to my beloved Broadway musicals, and [...]

03 15, 2012

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

By |2016-08-07T08:56:49-04:00March 15th, 2012|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|10 Comments

“We’re born naked… and the rest is drag.” -- RuPaulWhen I was nine years old, I took my parents’ album of the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” and memorized every syllable of Gwen Verdon’s show stopper, “Who’s Got the Pain When They Do the Mambo?” Once I was satisfied with my lip-synching and choreography (I decided [...]

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