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05 17, 2018

Honoring My Older Gay Brother on ‘LGBT Elders Day’

By | 2018-05-17T10:56:19+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

It’s no surprise to me that the two causes I am most passionate about, HIV and addiction -- the two issues that drive my activism -- are both things that my older brother, Richard “Dick” King, cared about first. He showed me the way. May 16th marked the third annual “National Honor Our LGBT Elders [...]

05 10, 2018

REVIEW: Broadway’s ‘The Boys in the Band’ has Stars but No Wattage

By | 2018-05-11T00:52:19+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons star in Broadway's "The Boys in the Band." (Ramona Rosales) Most of playwright Mart Crowley’s bitchy zingers hit their target in the first-ever Broadway production of his 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, that much should be noted. The starry cast, composed of [...]

05 3, 2018

Revered AIDS Doctor Gabriel Torres: Redemption after Meth Addiction

By | 2018-05-03T16:35:20+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Torres, second from left, with St Vincent's staff in 1992. The article appeared in New York Magazine in 2008. I remember it quite distinctly. Titled “Another AIDS Casualty” and written by David France, the profile of once-famous New York AIDS physician Dr. Ramon “Gabriel” Torres was a heart-wrenching read. The story outlined a [...]

04 30, 2018

Listen Now: Signorile and King Discuss ‘The Truth About the 7,000’

By | 2018-04-30T10:35:24+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Mike Signorile has been sharing uncomfortable truths – or, at least, gay culture as he sees it – for a few decades now. I might know something about that. So, it was a pleasure to return to his radio show, now on Sirius XM Channel 127, to discuss my essay for POZ Magazine, “The Truth [...]

04 17, 2018

I Wrote “The Truth About the 7,000.” Now What?

By | 2018-04-17T09:43:33+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

It began with a death and a lingering question. After a friend – an advocate who knew what to do to stay alive – died of an AIDS-related cause a few months ago, I was left wondering why. Together with other deaths in the news of people “unexpectedly” dying the same way, it felt like [...]

04 10, 2018

Broadway Sends Amazing Gift to Parkland Theater Students

By | 2018-04-10T10:43:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Theater students at Stoneman Douglas High School with their cache of signed Broadway posters. As a longtime fan of the work of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), the charity that has laser-focused their time and resources on the impact of HIV on New York’s theatrical community, I was incredibly moved by their recent [...]

03 1, 2018

‘Versace’ Producer Corrects Offensive Remarks on HIV Stigma

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:21+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Jeff Daly/FX) In a new interview, Brad Simpson, a producer of the FX series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, has expressed regret for recent comments that appeared to dismiss modern HIV stigma. Charles Sanchez interviewed Simpson for a piece [...]

02 1, 2018

Hooray! HIV Stigma Is Over, Says Producer of Versace Series

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:21+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Oh, to be a Hollywood producer. High-powered meetings and mimosas. Swimming pools. Movie stars. And as far as the eye can see, not a single person living with HIV experiencing stigma. That’s the candy-colored scenario presented by Brad Simpson, one of the executive producers of the FX series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni [...]

01 22, 2018

Why Are We Still Haunted by The Boys in the Band?

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:22+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

The cast of the original stage production and film version of The Boys in the Band. When I was 15 years old in the mid-1970s, I couldn't wait to attend a local community theater production of The Boys in the Band. I was intrigued by the play's dark and mysterious reputation, and had [...]

12 7, 2017

amfAR Chair Kenneth Cole Must Be Replaced. Here’s Five Suggestions.

By | 2018-03-23T11:41:23+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Javier Muñoz, Roberta Kaplan, Waheedah Shabazz-El, Nelson Vergel, and David Furnish would all make excellent replacements for disgraced AmFAR Board Chair Kenneth Cole. The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has been rocked by a scandal this year that involves shoe fashion maven Kenneth Cole, who serves as amfAR Board Chair, and amfAR [...]

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