Durban Diary

The Grandchildren Of Elizabeth Taylor Are HIV Activists, Too

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Somewhere Elizabeth Taylor is grinning from ear to ear. Her grandchildren have not only become HIV activists in their own right, but they dove right into an HIV protest that took over the main stage at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa.

In his ongoing video blog coverage of the global event, Mark S. King speaks to the famous and newly minted activists about their belief that laws criminalizing people with HIV are wrong. Mark also profiles a gay lieutenant colonel who had his military service to our country “erased” after he was wrongly accused of not disclosing his status to a sex partner.

Meanwhile, the AIDS2016 Global Village has opened, and Mark dives into the action there with chats with a sex worker, a PrEP activist, and a New Zealand gay man who explains exactly how cruisy the conference really is.  Hint: there are always a ton of committed advocates in the mood – and phone apps reveal they are less than twenty feet away.

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