feature: “fuck stigma and hiding in the dark” – mykki blanco reveals hiv positive status

June 15, 2015

Mykki Blanco has come out as HIV positive. The multi gendered musician and performance artist revealed his status to fans via Facebook, writing: “I’ve been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. Fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life.” He added, “I’m healthy I’ve toured the world 3 times but I’ve been living in the dark, it’s time to actually be as punk as I say I am”. After receiving countless words of support, Blanco later stated: “I just cant be an image living in fear having people call me brave and it being a lie.”

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor