Author And Retired Diplomat Talks Africa, Travel, and HIV

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Michael Varga & President Clinton

Michael Varga is a playwright, actor, author, and retired diplomat who’s worked all around the world. Varga served in Chad, hotspots throughout the Middle East, and in Canada.

He is also a long-time HIV survivor. Doctors did not expect Varga to live past the spring of 1997. But he’s still here and telling his incredible story.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., Stonewall National Museum & Archives will present a reading and talk with Varga, “Diplomatic Detours.” His essay of the same name was published in the March/April issue of Plus Magazineand details his life as a long-term survivor of HIV.

Varga will talk about his time in the Peace Corps, his life as a diplomat, and his work that has taken him around the world. He’ll also talk about figuring out a work/life balance while dealing with HIV. His Peace Corps novel, “Under Chad’s Spell,”will be available for purchase.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation sponsors the event. Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors is located at 2157 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Stonewall Museum is free of charge. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the event.

For more information, visit Stonewall-Museum.org.