When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?
Since being diagnosed with HIV at age 20, Thomas Davis has used his dance talent to educate and advocate.
The passionate and prolific director talks about what it took to get this new version of the play mounted.
In what he called "the most important, scary, and liberating post of my life," New York actor Hernando Umana came out via Instagram as a proud gay man living with HIV.
"It's not often that gay men get an opportunity to commune together in this kind of shared spiritual experience," Charles Sanchez writes, "and for me, it was precious and profound."