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10 HIV-Positive LGBT Characters We Love

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Amare (Evan Ross) -- Life Support (2007)

While most of the attention (and accolades) around this film went to Queen Latifah for her portrayal of Ana, an HIV-positive recovering addict from Brooklyn, the stand-out performance was by actor Evan Ross (Diana Ross' son). His fearless performance as Amare, a self-destructive gay HIV-positive teenage orphan who uses drugs to mask the pain of living with AIDS, was absolutely stunning. Amare's character gives us a glimpse of how hip-hop culture fuses with gay culture -- a rarity on both small and large screens. The last two scenes of the film are utterly heartbreaking and poignant.




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