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Meeting the True Southern Belle -- Phaedra Parks: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

Meeting the True Southern Belle -- Phaedra Parks: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

Sometimes, when you walk through the door, you find out that there's so much more inside you than you could have ever imagined. That's what happened on my most recent trip to Atlanta. My dear friend Keith asked if I would come and deliver both contex...

Mondo Guerra Is Going to Dress You Up in HIV Awareness Img

Mondo Guerra Is Going to Dress You Up in HIV Awareness

Designer Mondo Guerra mixes art and activism to make sure that people are empowered to take control of their health. Find out what he's been up to and how you can get involved.

Mark Patton on Fighting the HIV Horror Show With Honesty Img

Mark Patton on Fighting the HIV Horror Show With Honesty

Though he has only three acting credits, Mark Patton is the most famous living actor with HIV, having starred in the cult classic Nightmare on Elm Street series.

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HIV-Positive Cover Girl?

Openly HIV-positive Paige Rawl is a finalist for Seventeen Magazine's Pretty Amazing Real Cover Girl Contest. Voting is open until Aug. 1.

HIV Stigma, Gay Men and the Fabulous Wizard of 'POZ': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

HIV Stigma, Gay Men and the Fabulous Wizard of 'POZ': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"What the world needs now is a message of tolerance toward people living with HIV. Delivered by me."

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night With Rock Hudson Img

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night With Rock Hudson

"Was I going to have sex with this man right here in the living room?" Mark S. King asked himself on that fateful night. "What about the man I loved, asleep in the bedroom? Was Rock Hudson as well hung as everyone said? Some questions got my attentio...

The Increasingly Strange Case of Uncle Poodle Img

The Increasingly Strange Case of Uncle Poodle

"In the course of a few short months, Lee Thompson ("Uncle Poodle" to reality TV watchers) has managed to personify a variety of hot button issues among gay men today. Or not. Depending on whom you believe," Mark S. King writes.

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Mondo's Mission: The Intersection of Truth, Design, and Advocacy

He'd never planned to go on Project Runway and talk about his HIV status. Mondo Guerra had kept it secret, even from his family, for a decade. But he found himself on that runway lying about the inspiration behind his work and feeling the emptiness o...

The Truth Is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler? Img

The Truth Is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler?

The story behind the title of Michael Kearns' memoir The Truth is Bad Enough is as delicious as the title itself. As Kearns' parents -- themselves worthy of a Tennessee Williams subplot -- battled each other at their divorce proceeding when Michael w...

Mondo Guerra on Adherence: How to Fashion Your HIV Treatment Plan Img

Mondo Guerra on Adherence: How to Fashion Your HIV Treatment Plan

Mondo Guerra rose to fame in 2010 with his run -- and public HIV disclosure -- on Project Runway. As he explains in this interview, he's now the spokesman for Project I Design, a campaign encouraging people with HIV to work with their doctors to ta...