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Can An Activist Inspire a Social Media Army To Fundraise For HIV?

Jack Mackenroth Pledges to Raise $50,000 for BRAKING AIDS® Ride With Sexy Selfies and Heartfelt Videos DONATIONS OF $100 OR MORE ARE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE TO WIN THS $1500 DOLLAR MARTONE BIKE! NEW YORK, NY (July 31, 2014) – Former Project Runway designer turned HIV activist, Jack Mackenroth is attempting a feat that many individuals and companies are struggling to conquer – mobilizing and monetizing a massive social media following for the greater good. Known on social media for… Read more

The HIV Equal Campaign: We All Have a Place at the Table

The HIV Equal Campaign: We All Have a Place at the Table By Gary Nelson via HUFF POST GAY VOICES Follow Gary on Twitter www.twitter.com/morrobayborn See original full story HERE. “Scanning the site’s collection of photos, you will see celebrities sharing the stage with just plain folk. The captions underneath the photos say “Modern,” “Genuine,” “Activist,” “Lover,” “Visionary.” In other words, we are not defined by our HIV status. We are more than that, much more.” After a heated exchange between… Read more

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GAY SHAMING FROM GAY MEN: HIV’s New War

It breaks my heart that the worst of HIV stigma comes from my own community: gay men. Here are salvos from a new battle: Calling a young, HIV-negative gay man a “Truvada whore” simply for choosing a prevention option with a higher efficacy rate than condoms. Becoming indignant when someone says AIDS is still a gay problem. Turning to the police when you find out the guy that just jilted you is HIV-positive. Putting “I’m clean, ub2″ in your online… Read more

“OPEN” short film (NSFW) on HIV; So hot!

Impulse Group and The Advisorie release new short film following up last years short, “Knowing” and keeps it NSFW hot!

Impulse Group and The Advisorie presents “Open”, an artistic and educational follow up to last year’s piece called “Knowing”.  The short further explores the nuance of a sexually active, sero-discordant couple during moments of decision, revelation, frustration and most of all love.

 

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Next Magazine: World AIDS Day 2013: On The Front Lines

I want to thank Next Magazine for putting me on the cover of their World AIDS Day issue!! (December 1st) Interview by Lawrence Ferber Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia They printed an edited version of my interview HERE.  I am so appreciative but there were a few important items that were omitted due to space so I have published the entire Q and A below. Please give us your age, marital status and tell us where you live. I’m 44,… Read more

Get Involved–Help Yourself By Helping Others

Get Involved: Help Yourself By Helping Others Original article HERE. by Andrew  Clark EDGE Contributor Jack Mackenroth has used the celebrity that came with being the first openly HIV-positive contestant on TV’s “Project Runway” to help HIV service organizations and co-found two HIV-awareness campaigns. He attributes his activism to the inspiration of those came before him. “I know that I am only alive because of members of ACT-UP and other activists so I have to pay it forward,” he told… Read more

Congressman Jim Himes Joins World Health Clinician’s HIV Awareness Campaign: HIV Equal

  by Justin Quinn ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. NORWALK, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) took part in an event to kick off a new national photo campaign, HIV Equal, designed to help bring about awareness of HIV and sponsored by the Norwalk-based World Health Clinicians. Free and confidential HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing was available to all attendees at the Norwalk event as they browsed the gallery of photographs of celebrities who have taken part in the campaign’s… Read more

World Health Clinicians Launches Testing and Anti-Stigma Initiative, “HIV Equal”

In an effort to bring attention to HIV/AIDS awareness and to reduce the fear and stigma surrounding the disease and testing for it, a new social media campaign entitled “HIV Equal” has been developed by Connecticut-based World Health Clinicians (WHC), and will officially launch on October 26, 2013 as part of the organization’s LGBT wellness event.

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