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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 [...]

12 13, 2019

The Italians Honored World AIDS Day with Heart, Music, and Activism

By |2019-12-13T17:08:19-05:00December 13th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

With KOMOS, the LGBTQ choir of Bologna, Italy, as I bear witness to the HIV epidemic during their World AIDS Day event on November 30th, 2019. What a distinct pleasure to be in the company of spirited Italians for the week of World AIDS Day in early December. I was honored to be [...]

11 6, 2019

Sex Worker Jacen Zhu on Meth, HIV, and Racism in Gay Porn

By |2019-11-06T20:18:26-05:00November 6th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The fact that sex worker Jacen Zhu is a fiercely intelligent and community-minded young man shouldn’t really come as a surprise, despite our habit of keeping porn stars in their porny boxes. The advent of online opportunities like "Just for Fans" pages on Twitter, which make oodles of money for sex workers while giving us [...]

09 10, 2019

USCA Photos from Advocates in the Room Where It Happened

By |2019-09-11T23:28:21-04:00September 10th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A choral performance during Plenary II of the USCA. (Photo: Luke Hammerman) A picture, and sometimes a video clip, can tell a thousand words. Sometimes they shout those words, or even sing them to you. In these amazing pictures and video clips from the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the activists, advocates, and [...]

08 20, 2019

Four Podcasts on Gay Men, Meth, and Sex

By |2019-08-20T20:28:33-04:00August 20th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

James Watson, host of "Pozcast" Crystal meth addiction remains at epidemic levels. If you would like to learn more about the grip of the drug, and how it fuses with the sex lives of gay men, there are four new podcasts below that should enlighten you. The first three episodes come from a [...]

07 2, 2019

Larry Kramer Gives Us One More Chance to Wake the F*ck Up

By |2019-07-02T14:49:30-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A die-in on 5th Avenue during 2019 Pride Weekend in New York City. (photo: Leandro Justin) Our friend Larry Kramer, the godfather of the AIDS activism movement, hasn’t lost his edge. That should surprise no one. In his speech at the Queer Liberation March on Sunday, however, Larry was nearly wistful, reminiscing on [...]

06 25, 2019

Larry Bryant at DC Reunion Project: We Must Reinvigorate AIDS Fight

By |2019-06-25T07:49:08-04:00June 25th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Larry Bryant, Jr., at the Reunion Project in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2019 For many years, I have viewed activist Larry Bryant, Jr. as one of the most highly regarded voices of conscience in the HIV/AIDS movement, and among Black men in particular. At the recent Reunion Project event in Washington, DC, [...]

06 10, 2019

IML Winner Jack Thompson on Sex, HIV, and Facing Transphobia

By |2019-06-11T07:22:08-04:00June 10th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jack Thompson, who just won the 2019 International Mr. Leather (IML), is a lot. And he carries it well. Jack is biracial. He’s gay. He’s transgender. He’s extremely kinky, depending on what scale you use to measure such things. Jack is also utterly transparent about all that he is, to a disarming degree. His speech [...]

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