Jack Mackenroth is by far one of the hottest guys my gay eyes have seen, however Jack is oh-so-much more than just a hunky body and a gorgeous face. Jack is probably the most visible HIV activist working today and is very proud to show a completely different side of someone that has been living with HIV since 1989 with an ultra sexy 2012 calendar.
I recently interviewed Jack and asked him about the calendar and what it means to him and here is what he had to say:
Aamyko: You recently launched your "2012 Calendar For The Cure"; tell us a bit about that experience and if it something you want to do again.
Jack: The calendar begins in January 2012 and continues through May 2013. Each month features a different photographer with a very different style. Photographers taking part int the project include Adam Bouska (NOH8), Rick Day, Carsten Fleck, Frank Louis, James Franklin, Karl Giant, Tommy Synnamon, Mattheus Lian, Richard Gerst, Ray John Pila, Sonny Tong, Thomas Evans, Krys Fox and Preston Cros with over 17 amazing images in total.
I'm autographing and personalizing every copy and 100% of the proceeds go to The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) to help find a cure for AIDS. I've been modeling since I was 22 and I like doing photo shoots and I have helped create some great images but I don't think I will do the calendar again. It's been an incredible amount of work.
Aamyko: You said you wanted to put out a calendar that will help to combat the silence and stigma associated with being HIV-positive, do you think you have accomplished that?
Jack: Well, I think it helps. I think I'm definitely one of the most visible HIV activists working today. To show someone healthy and even sexy dispels a lot of misinformation. The stigma of HIV is massive which is why we need to keep talking about it and putting it out there. It's gonna take more than just a calendar but every little bit helps and one person can make a massive difference. POZ magazine just nominated me as one of the TOP 100 THINGS WE LOVE in association with HIV. It's an incredible honor.
Aamyko: GI-NORMOUS Thank You to Jack, who took the time to answer my questions and it was great to interview someone that is full of positive energy and a role model to so many.
To learn more about his amazingly sexy calendar or to buy a copy, go here.
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