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07 14, 2022

Monkeypox brings up trauma for older gay men. Here’s why.

By |2022-07-14T09:03:11-04:00July 14th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The World Health Organization has announced that it will convene a second emergency meeting next week to decide if monkeypox poses a global health threat. Case numbers just passed 10,000 globally. That figure is more than twice the number it was 10 days ago. Most cases continue to be found in “men who have sex [...]

07 11, 2022

Brian Thomas loved his Florida trip. Then the monkeypox blisters appeared.

By |2022-07-11T19:09:43-04:00July 11th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Brian Thomas during his recent Fort Lauderdale vacation. The photo on Brian Thomas’ Instagram page was a typically sunny one for the social media personality, who has built a rising presence as a sex-positive gay nurse living with HIV. “Farewell Wilton Manors!” it read, alongside a photo of him grinning shirtless among the [...]

05 31, 2022

Meet the Gay Men Behind POZ Magazine’s “Meth Still Kills” Feature Story

By |2022-06-08T17:53:18-04:00May 31st, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

No sooner had POZ Magazine editor Oriol Gutierrez accepted my pitch to do a feature story about meth, gay men and HIV than a stunning Facebook post came across my feed. Someone I knew, Mark Wingo, had died of a meth overdose, and his roommate, Chuck Parker, posted the news and plainly said that meth [...]

05 5, 2022

Queer the Media: A Chat with the GLAAD Award ‘Outstanding Blog’ Nominees

By |2022-05-05T10:54:09-04:00May 5th, 2022|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Among the glittering nominees of Hollywood films, television and music honored at the annual GLAAD Awards, one category celebrates grassroots queer media like no other. The “Outstanding Blog” award honors ongoing blogs, typically written and curated by a single person, that exemplifies GLAAD’s mission to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and fight defamatory media [...]

04 11, 2022

Join a Free Webinar on Social Isolation among Long-Term Survivors

By |2022-04-11T11:07:29-04:00April 11th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Mark S. King, Gina Marie Brown, Arianna Lint, and David Fawcett are the panelists for an upcoming webinar on social isolation among long-term HIV/AIDS survivors. There is a moment in a 1982 NBC News television report about the emerging plague that still stops me in my tracks. Keep in mind, the culprit for [...]

03 15, 2022

My HIV Positive Test was 37 Years Ago Today. This is What I Know Is True. 

By |2022-03-15T08:56:59-04:00March 15th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

In the early 1980s, I was a gay man living in West Hollywood, California, and the AIDS crisis was barely on the horizon.  I remember hearing about people dying, maybe a friend of a friend, and thinking to myself, “oh, I think it must happen to really sleazy people. But not to us, the good [...]

02 1, 2022

Darian Aaron on Black Love, the White Gaze, and ‘The Reckoning’

By |2022-02-01T08:02:25-05:00February 1st, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Darian Aaron, editor of The Reckoning (Lee Jones Photography) The Reckoning, a blog site devoted to Black LGBTQ+ voices, has been producing kick-ass content for the last few years. It is also riding high these days, with the recent announcement of its second consecutive GLAAD Media Award nomination, joining previous winners Holy Bullies [...]

01 25, 2022

The Bitter Satisfaction of Judging the COVID Queens

By |2022-01-27T08:38:09-05:00January 25th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Here’s a fun fact. If people had simply stopped having sex in the 1980s, AIDS would have been stopped in its tracks. But we didn’t and it wasn’t.  The culprit was basic human need. Even in the face of our own mortality, we reached out to one another and we touched and we wept and [...]

01 20, 2022

The 2022 GLAAD Award Nominees Include Multiple HIV Stories and Outlets

By |2022-01-20T23:46:59-05:00January 20th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

GLAAD Nominee Mark S. King of My Fabulous Disease (Photo by Matt Roth) The annual GLAAD Media Awards, which “honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,” included several stories, writers, and outlets from the HIV community among their 2022 award nominees. For the first time, POZ Magazine [...]

01 4, 2022

What Can 500 Sailors Possibly Learn from a Gay Long-Term HIV Survivor?

By |2022-01-04T16:13:53-05:00January 4th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

I grew up on Air Force bases. My father was an officer, Colonel Harol R. King, which was a handy thing to mention if the base police caught you lighting firecrackers in the street or running around the golf course like an idiot. Mostly, though, growing up meant respecting the men and women who wear [...]

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