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Mark S. King
Viewpoints

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

Mark S. King's essay in POZ Magazine has struck a nerve, with massive views and shares on social media. So, how do we create "spaces where people can be candid about their own treatment challenges and look for solutions?"

Mark S. King feels the love at the PWN summit with activism heroes Lillibeth Gonzalez, Lepena Reid, and Maria Mejia
News

Name HIV Activists Fiercer Than the Positive Women's Network. I'll Wait.

Mark S. King feels the love at Positive Women's Network - USA's Speak Up! National Leadership Summit for Women.

Javier Muñoz, Roberta Kaplan, Waheedah Shabazz-El, Nelson Vergel, and David Furnish would all make excellent replacements for disgraced amfAR Board Chair Kenneth Cole
News

amfAR Chair Kenneth Cole Must Be Replaced. Here's Five Suggestions. A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

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 major donor Harvey Weinstein. Mark S. King offers his suggestions for w...

The cast of 'Merce,' the web series.
Personal Stories

The World AIDS Day Anthem We Really Need Has Just Arrived: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The upcoming season of the web series Merce, about a man living with HIV, features a song about loving someone living with the virus and a video to accompany it.

Antron Reshaud Olukayode Died of AIDS. We Must Say It. Img
Viewpoints

Antron Reshaud Olukayode Died of AIDS. We Must Say It.

"How is it," Mark S. King asks, "that a longtime HIV activist could die from AIDS without the word being spoken?"

A still from the trailer of BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Viewpoints

BPM (Beats Per Minute) is the Sexiest Damn Film of 2017\. Period.

"It's tempting to encourage you to tell your friends that this is a movie about gay sex and New Wave music because that isn't a complete lie," Mark S. King writes. "And besides, the maudlin tag of 'AIDS film' is a disservice to BPM."

Mark S. King gets some vape love from advocate Damon L. Jacobs
Substance Use

This HIV Survivor Quit Smoking to Vape. Don't Judge. A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"My years of smoking are much more likely to kill me than HIV," Mark S. King writes. "I suppose that's progress, and testament to how far we have come in my 32 years living with the virus. So why am I so defensive about my switch to vaping?"

Zachary Booth and Alan Cumming in 'After Louie'
Personal Stories

After Louie Film Review: An AIDS Survivor, Barely Surviving

Mark S. King reviews director Vincent Gagliostro's semi-autobiographical film starring Alan Cumming as a a shell-shocked gay veteran of the 1980s trying to come to grips with his tragic past.

Review: _The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson_ Is Trans Film Noir -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Is Trans Film Noir

Filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague) returns with a new documentary that shows the deep rift that continues between trans people and the rest of the LGBT community.

George (PJ Johnnie) gets an HIV test, setting the multi-track action of the play into motion

As Much as I Can Lifts Up Black Gay Men ... and Blows Your Mind

"This emotionally searing production takes us by the hand -- quite literally -- and leads us to the middle of the nightclub, the church and even the bedroom of its characters and then dares us to look away," Mark S. King writes.