On Friday the Stonewall National Museum & Archives is hosting author Mark S. King, who is promoting his new book, “My Fabulous Disease: Chronicles of a Gay Survivor.”
“I love that Stonewall has invited community leaders to read excerpts from this collection of essays,” King said. “Their perspective will make it something far beyond what my book alone provides.”
King was diagnosed with HIV in 1985.
This book is an anthology of some of his favorite blog posts and other writings, that take the reader on a journey that runs the gamut of emotions from gut-wrenching to the peak of happiness.
“There is some ground to cover within the pages of this book. I'm always careful not to reduce long-term survivors like myself to our 'great tragedy.' We are people who fall in love and have sex and try to grow old gracefully, like everybody else,” King said. “I’m glad this event is going to show all the facets of our complicated and eventful lives. Not to mention, some of the essays are hilarious and maybe even a little dirty."
The free event is 6 p.m. at the ArtServe building, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Visit https://marksking.com/ to read his blog and learn more about King.