For the month of June, we pay tribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by highlighting the work of HIV-positive artists, many of whom have been deeply involved in the evolution of LGBT rights in the U.S.
Handpicked from more than a dozen Visual AIDS Web galleries, these selections convey a plethora of themes ranging from love to lust, from stigma to vanity, from shame to self-acceptance, from fear to happiness.
We hope that these diverse and courageous works help strengthen your own sense of pride.
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.
Visual AIDS assists artists while preserving a visual record of their work through The Frank Moore Archive Project, the largest registry of works by visual artists with HIV/AIDS. Membership in The Archive Project is free and open to all professional visual artists living with HIV/AIDS and the estates of artists who have died from AIDS. Since 1999, TheBody.com has featured a monthly Visual AIDS Web Gallery with online, guest curated selections from the range of works held in the Archive Project -- including artists featured on these pages.
If you would like more information on Visual AIDS, visit its online home at TheBody.com.