JD Davids (@TheCrankyQueer) was the senior editor and director of strategic communications at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2014 to 2018. He runs JD Strategies, is a member of the What Would an HIV Doula Do collective, and is on the board of ME Action. He is writing The Cranky Queer Guide to Chronic Illness.
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For many of us, managing HIV is not just about survival; it’s about living well. But what does “living well” actually mean, and what steps can you take to maximize your health and happiness if you’re HIV positive?
Lou Sullivan's "We Both Laughed in Pleasure," a collection of his diaries, is a "vital" book from a transmasculine writer and activist who writes, in great detail, about his desires.
Friends and family of Tim McCarthy, an AIDS activist and videographer, have established a human rights award in his name and are looking for an accessible and accountable home for the huge body of his work and collections.
Longtime HIV/AIDS activist and communications strategist JD Davids tells you how to ask about what you need to know -- and how to be a considerate, fun casual partner.
Unity and struggling together can help us make it through -- and help us heal when we face trauma, lifelong organizer JD Davids writes.
As U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on cases that may roll back LGBTQ legal protections, activist Tripp Reed prepares to risk arrest again.
Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.
Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.
On the Day of George H.W. Bush's Funeral, Recalling HIV/AIDS Deaths on His Watch, and How Queers Fought Back
"George Herbert Walker Bush was about to start formally running for a second presidential term," writes JD Davids. "From across the northeastern United States, ACT UP members were traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine, a stereotypically quaint village wh...
"When I reflect on 2018, what I feel most of all is a tenuous and troubled balance between despair and love," JD Davids writes.