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12 13, 2011

The ‘My Fabulous Disease’ Holiday Spectacular!

By | 2011-12-13T10:10:54+00:00 December 13th, 2011|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|21 Comments

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 last minute phone calls and arrangements made it all feel like a major production was underway. And there was. The event that had everyone scrambling was held [...]

11 15, 2011

Sailing on the 2011 HIV Cruise Retreat

By | 2012-06-27T10:31:24+00:00 November 15th, 2011|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|12 Comments

It was my distinct privilege to serve as host and M.C. for a second time on The HIV Cruise Retreat, the labor of love by openly HIV positive travel agent Paul Stalbaum of Cruise Designs Travel. Paul has become the go-to man for gay travel groups " in addition to the HIV cruise he organizes [...]

09 9, 2011

Those Doggone Days of Summer

By | 2011-09-09T22:26:24+00:00 September 9th, 2011|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|8 Comments

July and August were almost frantically productive for me, and I've followed it by the longest period of, well, nothing, since I began producing this blog. Sorry. Sometimes an HIV guy just needs to lay around and catch up on Top Chef and Real Housewives (God bless you, Bravo). Hopefully you caught my most recent [...]

03 8, 2011

A Very Special One-Year Anniversary Posting!

By | 2011-03-08T15:05:12+00:00 March 8th, 2011|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|14 Comments

When Mark first started My Fabulous Disease, I was pretty sure it was going to directly result in the destruction of humanity.  One year later, we're all still here. I can't believe I lost that bet. Myles Helfand, Editor, The Body, The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource My father always said, "Raise your hand. Ask the stupid [...]

09 28, 2010

My Forbidden Love for Gay Monsters

By | 2010-09-29T00:31:52+00:00 September 28th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease|4 Comments

Zombies are deeply misunderstood, in my mind. They're outcasts, picked on, and are the perfect stand-ins for things we fear or don't understand. Things like death. Or gay people. Or disease. Or getting a disease from gay people that could lead to death. Work with me here. When "Night of the Living Dead" opened in [...]

04 29, 2010

The Bilerico Project: The Fabulous Disease of Mark S. King

By | 2010-04-29T21:57:25+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, News|0 Comments

"Someone stepped in and helped me out. I was not capable of getting that needle out of my arm on my own. I'm the one who wouldn't leave the dance floor. I'm the one who couldn't get enough of anything. I tried every new drug that came along. I brought that attitude into my new [...]

04 2, 2010

Win a car, bed a star in “a place like this…”

By | 2010-04-02T14:24:44+00:00 April 2nd, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|1 Comment

When I was nineteen years old, I vacationed to Los Angeles and won a car on "The Price is Right." And so begins my first book, "A Place Like This," about my years in 1980's Los Angeles. The book has been on my mind lately because of my work preparing a new one. Since the [...]

03 25, 2010

Facing Change

By | 2011-11-04T07:26:32+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|3 Comments

I recently made the move from my beloved Atlanta back to Fort Lauderdale, and it's been tough saying goodbye to my friends, my doctor and my support system. And the physical act of moving is hard. I've had to decide what is worth keeping and what to finally give up. In this video episode, I [...]

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