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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 [...]

10 11, 2021

Review: Peter Staley’s Memoir “Never Silent” is a Real Life Thriller

By |2021-10-11T22:07:16-04:00October 11th, 2021|Book Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Cover art detail from Never Silent by Peter Staley Activist Peter Staley's much-anticipated new memoir, Never Silent, opens with almost unbearable nail-biting suspense, sweeping us into the behind-the-scenes machinations of an ACT UP takeover of the New York Stock Exchange at opening bell. It's legitimately dangerous, timed to the second, and absolutely thrilling, [...]

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 [...]

08 24, 2020

GMHC Founder Larry Mass on the ‘Unwritten Chapter’ of AIDS History

By |2020-08-24T11:52:35-04:00August 24th, 2020|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Dr. Larry Mass (Adam Fredericks/GMHC) There are few nights more consequential in the history of gay men than the evening a group of gay men gathered at the home of Larry Kramer more than 35 years ago and began the business of creating the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (now known simply as GMHC). [...]

08 4, 2020

One Night with the Gay Man Who Slept with Thousands

By |2020-08-05T17:16:06-04:00August 4th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

The ceiling fan isn’t twirling fast enough to cool our bodies, not after the cardio workout we just had. My husband turns the fan switch higher and begins a search around the room for his underwear. “Oh man. I am so crazy about you...” I say, a bit boastfully, because I’m actually thinking of 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 [...]

05 13, 2020

Drag Philosopher Anita Mann Sings of Rainbows and Recovery

By |2020-05-13T09:36:21-04:00May 13th, 2020|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

When a group of entertainers were creating an online fundraiser for the Triangle Club, a Washington, DC, facility providing meeting space for LGBTQ people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, I knew it was time for Anita Mann to emerge from the duffel bag in the back of my closet. The result is a [...]

03 12, 2020

This Sex Worker Survived Hell to Teach Us Forgiveness

By |2020-03-12T09:34:26-04:00March 12th, 2020|Book Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Somewhere well into Every Grain of Sand, the mesmerizingly sad and ultimately transformative new memoir by recovering addict and sex worker David P. Wichman, the reader might wonder just how much more they can take. There are harrowing accounts of childhood abuse, of the bottomless cruelty of parents and the heartless whims of child protective [...]

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