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06 2, 2021

He Wrote That First AIDS Report in 1981. He Has a Lot More to Say.

By |2021-06-02T17:23:50-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Family and Friends, Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Michael Gottlieb, MD (photo: Elizabeth Nathane) This June 5, 2021 marks 40 years since the famous report in a CDC publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), in which Dr. Michael Gottlieb outlined the troublesome cases of five gay men dealing with pneumonia and skin cancers. It is widely considered the “start” of scientific [...]

05 18, 2021

When Our Masks are Removed, What Will Be Revealed?

By |2021-05-18T09:26:25-04:00May 18th, 2021|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Last night I sat with my husband and a member of our pod (is there a more 2020 expression than that?) as we watched a perfectly sweet and entertaining movie that gets pretty sad at the end, and throughout its last twenty minutes I cried like my mother had just died. I cried the first [...]

04 13, 2021

HIV Genetic Data is Tracked and Shared. It’s Creepy and Dangerous.

By |2021-04-13T08:57:34-04:00April 13th, 2021|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

If you are a person living with HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health department probably already have your HIV genetic profile. They have been examining it and comparing it to a genetic analysis of other people. People in your community. People you might know. You probably never knew [...]

02 20, 2021

Rush Limbaugh Mocked AIDS Deaths. These HIV Activists Outlived Him.

By |2021-02-20T14:59:39-05:00February 20th, 2021|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Rush Limbaugh once mocked AIDS deaths by playing disco music while gleefully reporting who died. Now that Limbaugh himself is dead, here is my first (and last) episode of "Rush Limbaugh is Dead," in which I name just a few of the HIV activists who have outlived him. Rush Limbaugh apologized years later for mocking [...]

01 8, 2021

The Viking Terrorist Deserves Ridicule. Not Sexualization.

By |2021-01-08T20:01:10-05:00January 8th, 2021|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Alleged domestic terrorist Jake Angeli Humor is subjective, and born out of our desire to process complex emotions. “Comedy is my only weapon,” Mel Brooks once said, a man who has made a comedy industry out of destroying Hitler with sight gags. And then here comes Jake Angeli, the domestic terrorist who violently [...]

01 1, 2021

I Can’t Take Down My Holiday Decorations Fast Enough

By |2021-01-01T11:36:19-05:00January 1st, 2021|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

Who knew I had this final burst of energy, so wearying have the months been. But there I stood, running on one cup of coffee and without a bite of breakfast, tearing ornaments from the tree and dropping them inartfully into their tupperware tombs. Some were actually glass, as it turns out. I found out [...]

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 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 20, 2020

Don’t Worry, Thom Brennaman. We Know Exactly Who You Are.

By |2020-08-20T18:49:10-04:00August 20th, 2020|Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|0 Comments

(Tim Boyle/Getty) It has been ages since I have heard someone say the word “fag.” God knows the word is regularly weaponized on playgrounds and hurled from passing cars. I suppose that members of Westboro Baptist Church still carry around signs that say “GOD HATES FAGS.” It’s been nice not to give those [...]

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 [...]

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