Mark S. King

Mark S. King

At a Glance:

Mark S. King has been a Project Contributor since May 2010, has written 157 entries and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.


Mark S. King is an HIV poz gay blogger in recovery from meth addiction. What's not to love?

Mark has been an outspoken advocate for those living with HIV since testing positive in 1985. He produces an often comical written and video blog ("My Fabulous Disease"), is an award-winning columnist and author of "A Place Like This," chronicling his life in 1980's Los Angeles.

He attributes his longevity to taking part in his health care, the love of a good man, and double chocolate brownies made from scratch. Find out more at

Mark S. King: Recently Filed

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When Miss America Met the Biggest Star in the World

Filed by Mark S. King | March 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

"He's with Miss America," he said. "They're right behind me." We both turned as the couple rounded the corner. They entered the light of the media room and I barely kept a gasp from escaping.Read More

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Our Transgender Teachable Moment

Filed by Mark S. King | February 03, 2015 | 3:30 PM | comments

I like to consider myself an enlightened gay man. But I haven't learned much about the T in LGBT, despite the issue bubbling up throughout popular culture. My sensitivity level is long overdue for some transitioning of its own.Read More

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My Gonorrhea Nostalgia

Filed by Mark S. King | January 13, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Whatever moderate concern we once had for contracting an STI (and empathy for those getting one) has been transformed into a fearsome judgment of any repercussions of gay sex, regardless of its actual threat to our health.Read More

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My First Gay Christmas, AKA Destroying My Mother

Filed by Mark S. King | December 28, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

There is so much distance in my mother's eyes that I fear she may never come close to me again. Circling her stare are wrinkles of pain, betrayal even, and in her hand she holds the watch.Read More

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Michael Loves Tyler: A Very Modern HIV Romance

Filed by Mark S. King | October 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Michael Lucas and Tyler Helms are practicing both of the most exciting developments in HIV prevention of the last generation. They're an HIV-prevention two-for-one.Read More