“I did a lot of direct asking to everyone I know – online and offline. Andrew Greene, Housing Works Senior Vice President for Business Development and Marketing said, “We’re thrilled with the social media attention and much needed funds Jack’s fundraising brought.” Contributions help the organization provide medical and mental health care, housing assistance and other services to over 5,000 New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.
Leveraging his body as a billboard, he would tag the name, business, website or social media handle of any major donor and post it on all of his social media outlets, which have a reach of over 500,000 followers.The larger the gift, the more provocative the placement. And when I posted a pic and thanked the individual for their generosity, often other donations followed,” Mackenroth said. I think there are some people who have permanently blocked my number. ” The buzz created by the Mack Pack also gained the attention of two major sponsors Martone Cycling Co. Mackenroth said he hopes that his team’s efforts will also draw media attention to BRAKING AIDS® Ride and the efforts of Housing Works.You think maybe it still happens, to homeless people, drug users, people living in Africa or Asia where antiretrovirals are harder to come by.If you live in America, either you think AIDS is the inevitability of living with HIV (so not true) or it’s been completely eradicated with modern medicine (also not true).Bryan ended up getting lucky a couple of hours later at another bar with Alex, an architect-in-training from Chicago who said he was negative.
There’s a twist: Bryan, in fact, was positive, although he wouldn’t find out that until six months later, when he got tested for the first time in almost three years—something he put off because, in the back of his mind, he was concerned about a bareback encounter with someone he met on Grindr who, the next day, deleted his profile, disappeared, as if in a poof of smoke.
I figured with my massive social media reach I could just put out a few occasional call-outs and the donations would come rolling in. Mackenroth had to get creative after his first few attempts yielded tepid results.
Subsequently he began “selling” personalized semi-naked selfies for donations over 0 dollars.
In 1991, Rambo quit his role as Congressman Grant Harrison in NBC’s “Another World” after saying he was infected with the AIDS virus.
He said going public with his condition was “like freedom to me.” He complained about industry prejudice against gay men and said the role he took in 1985 as Jack Ewing on the primetime drama “Dallas” began to shrink because he was single and suspected of being gay. The actor began his television career playing opposite his twin brother, Dirk , on the “The New Loretta Young Show,” (1962-63).
He also appeared on “The Guns of Will Sonnett” (1967-69), “Dirty Sally” (1974), “Sword of Justice” (1978-79) and “Paper Dolls” (1984). Dirk Rambo was killed in a traffic accident in 1967.