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DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men "Not Living With HIV": A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men "Not Living With HIV": A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"The entire concept of the DaddyBear dating app is pathetic and hilarious," Mark S. King writes. "Their stated position on the HIV status of those daddies and bears, however, is frightening."

Y'all Look! It's the First Redneck HIV Prevention PSA! A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Y'all Look! It's the First Redneck HIV Prevention PSA! A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Thrive Alabama's hilarious new public service announcement is a World Wrestling-style smackdown that pits PrEP and prevention against HIV and stigma.

The Terrifying Crystal Meth Story I Have Never Told: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Terrifying Crystal Meth Story I Have Never Told: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"When my guard is down, it comes to me. It flashes across my mind, an uninvited assault the dark memory rushes in like a raid."

After Uproar, UnitedHealthcare Reverses Truvada Prescription Policy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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After Uproar, UnitedHealthcare Reverses Truvada Prescription Policy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When it was revealed a few days ago that the insurer had rejected a patient's pre-authorization claim for the drug Truvada as PrEP due to "high risk homosexual behavior," all hell broke loose. Now, the insurer has reversed themselves -- and then some...

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Insurer Denies Truvada Due to 'High-Risk Homosexual Behavior': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

UnitedHealthcare, Inc., denied a pre-authorization request from a gay man for Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) because he has gay sex. Really.

Taboo Sex, Racism and Gay Men: A Chat in Black and White -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Taboo Sex, Racism and Gay Men: A Chat in Black and White -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King and Counter Narrative Project founder Charles Stephens have a candid conversation about gay men, sex, racism, HIV and the thrill of the taboo.

Those Offended by #NoJusticeNoPride Should Learn LGBT History: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Those Offended by #NoJusticeNoPride Should Learn LGBT History: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Activist Peter Staley shares his perspective with Mark S. King about why street activism is not only a right, but an obligation.

Larry Kramer, Kelsey Louie of GMHC, Mark S. King, and Larry's husband, David Webster
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The True Love Story Behind Larry Kramer's Novel Faggots

When Mark S. King read the novel in 1978 when he was 17, he never knew he would one day be standing in the living room of the two main characters as they shared the backstory of the controversial sexual satire.

AIDS, Love and Desperation at the Louise Hay Ride Img

AIDS, Love and Desperation at the Louise Hay Ride

Louise Hay's message of self-love was provocative and unforgettable, recalls Mark S. King: "Call it new age or metaphysics, but I just call it spiritual activism during a time when no one else would have us."

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A Second Chance at Death: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I have learned important lessons about the intimacies of dying that I can use when I eventually face my own mortality," Mark S. King writes.