Drag and Gratitude
A Holiday Video Blog
By Mark S. King
December 15, 2009
This holiday season I am grateful for people like you who view my blog and make comments of support or feedback. Thank you, my friends. This episode has nothing more to offer but to make you smile, and help you remember that "we all have gifts in our bag."
To see more of my alter-ego Anita Mann, you can check out an earlier blog entry, My Alter Ego: Anita Mann.
The end of the year is always reflective, and I'm learning more with each video. If you are new to viewing the blog, let me refer you to my favorites (all previous blogs are listed to your right). To see a naughty entry with real messages about risk reduction, check Mark's R-Rated Sex Pig Blog. For a little philosophy, check My Search for Meaning. The most informative (and most viewed) is Treating My Facial Wasting. Or meet my Atlanta friends with You Gotta Have Friends. As always, I welcome your feedback and ideas about topics you would like addressed.
Episode 11: Drag and Gratitude
Our lives are precious and the season is joyful. All my love to you, my friends, and please be well.
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Comment by: aztekcasper
Mon., Mar. 1, 2010 at 8:06 am EST
Mark u are great, ur stories and vids are great and i really enjoy them all. please keep them coming. stay strong.
Comment by: John
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm EST
Mark, you make me wanna move to Atlanta and become a Southern Bear/Bell. Thanks for your beautiful gifts of laughter and comedy. Tell Anita, we loved the garlands... :)
Comment by: Ben
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Sun., Jan. 3, 2010 at 11:42 am EST
that was sweet
Comment by: Mark
Fri., Jan. 1, 2010 at 7:05 am EST
Thanks Mark - nice way to start out the New Year with a laugh and a spark. So clever - wonderful comedic timing - just plain fun. I love your vids - hope 2010 brings you Joy and Love.
Comment by: Scotty O
(Rochester Hills, MI)
Sun., Dec. 20, 2009 at 1:19 am EST
Thanks Mark for always being honest and fun. From your book to your part in Meth, you are always entertaining and informative. In spite of yourself, you always make me smile.
Comment by: steve
Fri., Dec. 18, 2009 at 3:01 pm EST
lordy mark that story will never be the same .very funny -loved it,thanks happy holidays.
Comment by: Magnolia
Fri., Dec. 18, 2009 at 10:43 am EST
Loved the Victorian garb!
Comment by: Bobby
Tue., Dec. 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm EST
You put the Merry in my eggnog!
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My Fabulous Disease
Mark S. King has been an active AIDS activist, writer and community organization leader since the early 1980s in Los Angeles. He has been an outspoken advocate for prevention education and for issues important to those living with HIV.
Diagnosed in 1985, Mark has held positions with the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, AID Atlanta and AIDS Survival Project, and is an award-winning writer. He continues his volunteer work as an AIDS educator and speaker for conferences and events.
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Interviews With Mark:
Mark King Looks Back at the AIDS Epidemic's Darkest Hour in the U.S. (May 14, 2008)
This Month in HIV: Crystal Methamphetamine and HIV (August 2007)
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Meth Burial (May 2008)
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Outliving My Father (May 22, 2001)
Mark recounts how years of caring for friends dying of AIDS prepared him for taking care of his dying father
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AIDS Always Benefits from What We Don't Talk About (April 2001)
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