MY GAY WORLD: Once, When We Were Heroes

By: Rick Andreoli

Mark S. King is one of our newest contributors to From his blog My Fabulous Disease, he offers funny and thoughtful commentary on being a former addict who's living with HIV.

For World AIDS Day he created this video, entitled "Once, When We Were Heroes." It's a touching testament from a man who was at the heart of the crisis 20 years ago, reflecting back on the people he knew then, knows now, and how the crisis turned party boys into local heroes.

Take a moment and watch.

You can read more of Mark's work and watch his videos at My Fabulous Disease.

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