Latest by Mark S. King
Anthony Braswell wasn't thinking about the International Olympic Committee's notorious protection of the Olympic rings logo when he came up with a dangerous idea.
In a cramped meeting room in New York City on May 27, 2016, a dozen gay men, HIV positive and negative alike, came together to answer a vexing question: How do gay men bridge a divide that has been forged through decades of HIV stigma, distrust and m...
Mark S. King spoke with three HIV-positive seniors who have navigated the sexual terrain. Their experiences range from adventurous to romantic to a happy dismissal of sex altogether.
"When I retired in 1992, my goal was to be here for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996," Jesse Peel states. "Then the new HIV drug cocktail happened, and my goals just kept spreading further out in front of me. I'm hoping to reach 80."
When Will Armstrong emerges from heart surgery in just a few days, he will have weeks of hospitalization ahead. He will also have expensive new hardware in his chest and a devoted animal waiting anxiously at home.
"I am sensitive to the passage of time because I have seen lives with great promise left unfulfilled," Mark S. King writes. "I may no longer fear dying, but I am sorely afraid of not taking full advantage of these precious additional years that were ...
The conference "was at turns exhilarating and a little unnerving," Mark S. King writes. "White male advocates like myself might have lost our bearings from time to time, wondering why we felt self-conscious at a conference devoted to an issue we care...
When the curtain rises for On Demand, the newest Broadway Bares show to be performed in New York City on June 19, Ben Ryan will be back, appearing for a third time in the opening number.
"Daniel Cardone’s essential but relentlessly grim documentary about longtime AIDS survivors, Desert Migration, is fascinated with the bodies of the gay men it profiles," Mark S. King writes.
For years, Mark S. King delivered the stock message: Most HIV transmission comes from those who don't know their status. But new data says many times it's from those who are diagnosed but not in care. What's an advocate to do?