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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 [...]

12 8, 2020

Sir Elton John and David Furnish Join Line-up Saluting HIV/AIDS Survivors

By |2020-12-08T09:02:29-05:00December 8th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Olympian Greg Louganis, and Broadway star Javier Munoz. Sir Elton John and David Furnish have sent a special video message of support for long-term HIV/AIDS survivors, joining a growing list of celebrity guests for "Mark S. King’s 60th Birthday Bash" on December 16th. The event will also [...]

11 22, 2020

Once, When We Were Heroes

By |2020-11-22T13:34:41-05:00November 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 [...]

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 [...]

09 29, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, First Person Cured of HIV, Has Died of Cancer

By |2020-09-30T07:06:00-04:00September 29th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV, died today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He delivered messages of hope for the HIV community through social media and interviews until nearly the end of his life. The passing was announced on his Facebook page by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen. Timothy died after a [...]

09 26, 2020

Peter Staley Just Unmasked Anthony Fauci and It Is Fabulous

By |2020-09-26T12:34:05-04:00September 26th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

  You know this will be an unusual interview, even for Instagram, when the host brings an enormous glass of wine to his lips and toasts his guest. “Let’s get into it,” Peter Staley says, and in the other chat box, Dr. Anthony Fauci laughs. The smile on the face of the Director of the [...]

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 [...]

09 1, 2020

Mark Addison Smith Creates Art from Eavesdropping

By |2020-09-01T13:37:32-04:00September 1st, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

New York City artist Mark Addison Smith respects your privacy, he really does. He just can’t help himself. If he overhears you say something fascinating, he might need to turn your words into art. Every single day since November of 2008, because of a promise Mark made to himself to be diligently committed to this [...]

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). [...]

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