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Sleeping With President Donald Trump: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

Sleeping With President Donald Trump: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Our past is a monster we had beaten down," Mark S. King writes. "But then it faded behind us, beyond reach, and somewhere back there it grew strong and fearsome and has now leapt over us to become our immediate future."

HIV Cruise Retreat
Personal Stories

Aboard the 2016 HIV Cruise Retreat: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"The HIV Cruise Retreat brought together people living with HIV and our loved ones (four different men brought their mothers) for fellowship and joy," Mark S. King writes. "It includes both men and women, gay and straight, with men very much in the m...

My Gay Love for Monster Movies: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
Personal Stories

My Gay Love for Monster Movies: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"If the state of my personal AIDS crisis can be measured in movie genres, then my trauma must have subsided because horror movies are back in my Netflix queue with a vengeance," Mark S. King writes.

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night With Rock Hudson: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
Personal Stories

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night With Rock Hudson: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"The 31st anniversary of the passing of Rock Hudson brings this memory back again, as it does each year," Mark S. King writes. "Maybe I want you to know this sordid tale because I'm still as star-struck and vain as when this happened."

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The CDC's Gay Dance Video About HIV Is Flat Out Fabulous: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous," Mark S. King writes.

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea and Advocacy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea and Advocacy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports abo...

Pregnant Guest Kicked Out of 'Charm Ball' Over Protest Fears: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Pregnant Guest Kicked Out of 'Charm Ball' Over Protest Fears: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When blogger Itta Englander chose to join protesters at Chase Brexton's annual "Charm Ball" to voice concern over the direction of Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the LGBT community, there was little doubt there would be some tension at th...

The Chase Brexton 'Fired Five'
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Catching Up With Chase Brexton's 'Fired Five': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the city's most vulnerable populations, met in person for the first time since their dismissal.

Mark S. King and his mother
Personal Stories

What It Feels Like for a Mom: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I sat Mom down to find out things I've never asked before," Mark S. King writes. "What did she really feel when she found out I was positive? Did she believe I would die? Do mothers have a right to know? What advice would she offer other families?"...

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The Human Toll of Chase Brexton's Union-Busting Efforts: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"With a union organizing effort underway by employees at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore ... senior management evidently tried one of the oldest, and most cruelly transparent, tricks in the playbook," Mark S. King writes. "They fired managers ...