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12 20, 2022

Naughty ‘n Nice Holiday Videos with an HIV Twist

By |2022-12-20T13:02:45-05:00December 20th, 2022|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

‘Tis the season, y’all. And you know how much I love a nice holiday video. Okay, maybe a naughty one, too. The folks at Mistr, the telehealth platform that provides free PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and STI testing, sure do have my number. They’ve just released a “Mistr Wonderland” music video, and it’s got holiday cheer [...]

11 22, 2022

Once, When We Were Heroes

By |2022-11-22T07:26:19-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Richard King and Emil Matzner, 1982 (I will never explain the early days of AIDS better then this, so I post this essay to commemorate World AIDS Day every year.) My brother Richard smiles a lot. He has an easy laugh. But there was a time, years ago, when he held a poisonous [...]

06 2, 2021

He Wrote That First AIDS Report in 1981. He Has a Lot More to Say.

By |2021-10-05T15:16:13-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Family and Friends, Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Michael Gottlieb, MD (photo: Elizabeth Nathane) This June 5, 2021 marks 40 years since the famous report in a CDC publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), in which Dr. Michael Gottlieb outlined the troublesome cases of five gay men dealing with pneumonia and skin cancers. It is widely considered the “start” of scientific [...]

05 18, 2021

When Our Masks are Removed, What Will Be Revealed?

By |2021-05-18T09:26:25-04:00May 18th, 2021|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Last night I sat with my husband and a member of our pod (is there a more 2020 expression than that?) as we watched a perfectly sweet and entertaining movie that gets pretty sad at the end, and throughout its last twenty minutes I cried like my mother had just died. I cried the first [...]

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 [...]

11 22, 2020

Once, When We Were Heroes

By |2021-12-01T07:57:47-05:00November 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 [...]

09 22, 2020

As Timothy Ray Brown Faces Death, a Great Love Endures

By |2020-12-10T13:31:42-05:00September 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 [...]

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 [...]

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