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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 [...]

07 21, 2020

The Scorching Words of Ravyn Wngz are an Activism Manifesto

By |2020-07-21T22:10:00-04:00July 21st, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Ravyn Wngz, a Toronto Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, never had to raise her voice on Sunday, when she delivered a scathing rebuke of systemic racism and privilege. Her beautiful words pierced the heart just the same. The words say everything anyone needs to hear about the importance of activism and why taking to the [...]

07 18, 2020

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ is Traumatizing. Now Go Watch It.

By |2020-07-18T10:55:47-04:00July 18th, 2020|Film Review, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Welcome to Chechnya, the unnerving new documentary by filmmaker David France, stopped playing in my living room a full hour ago and I’m still trying to shake it. That may take some time, considering the events of the film -- the kidnapping, torture, and disappearance of LGBTQ men and women in Chechnya and the efforts [...]

07 14, 2020

This Anti-Trump Music Video is a Gay Disco Freakout

By |2020-07-14T09:33:53-04:00July 14th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

When POZ Magazine began work producing their online series, “POZ at Home,” editor Oriol Gutierrez came to me with a question. Would I like to come up with something, together with my friend and performer Charles Sanchez, that could be an entertaining coda to their first episode? What resulted is a three-minute gay disco freakout, [...]

07 7, 2020

When Facing the COVID-19 Rampage, Blame the Fire Island Gays

By |2020-07-08T21:51:42-04:00July 7th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

The judgment of the social media gods, decreed Monday morning, was withering and furious: the buff gay men on the Fire Island beach over the holiday weekend were nothing less than suicide bombers. Virtuous gays everywhere watched the video posts of these gurls gone wild and gagged on their signature Hamilton cocktails. Long-term HIV survivors [...]

06 24, 2020

Mark S. King Named the 2020 ‘LGBTQ Journalist of the Year’

By |2020-06-24T14:59:56-04:00June 24th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Mark S. King, sporting isolation hair and wardrobe. “I’m just a guy with HIV and a keyboard,” I often say. It’s meant as a pithy remark, sure, but it also feels like I’m somehow diminishing my power, and I won’t do that right now. Today, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA) [...]

06 23, 2020

Film: Can a ‘Gay Leftie with AIDS’ Get Elected Mayor of a Rural Town?

By |2020-06-23T23:04:28-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Family and Friends, Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Milford, Pennsylvania, is the kind of idyllic small town that Frank Capra romanticized in films like It’s a Wonderful Life. Nothing much rattles the citizens of this quiet country borough. They pay their taxes, vote conservatively, and don’t consider someone a native unless their roots can be traced back for several generations. If Milford is [...]

06 21, 2020

‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’ is the Audacious Memoir of a Black Queer Man

By |2020-06-21T18:41:02-04:00June 21st, 2020|Book Review, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

George M. Johnson, author of "All Boys Aren't Blue" (photo: Sean Howard) George M. Johnson could not have known about this moment in history when he wrote his memoir, All Boys Aren’t Blue, but for this white male reader, the sounds of courageous protestors in our streets were never far away. Johnson provides [...]

06 20, 2020

Shopping for Socks at the Mall with Larry Kramer

By |2020-06-20T08:08:59-04:00June 20th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

(This is a work of fan fiction, and Mr. Kramer loved it. See postscript below.) The mall was abuzz, with people darting in and out of stores, wrangling their kids and chatting on cell phones. I preferred it that way, because it kept Larry in a fairly calm state of quiet attention, ever vigilant as [...]

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