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Juan Michael Porter II

Juan Michael Porter II

Juan Michael Porter II is a dance and theatre writer based in New York City. He has contributed dance and theatre criticism to ColorLines, Dance Enthusiast, Time Out NY, Ballet Review, TDF Stages, HuffPost, Movement Research, and BroadwayWorld, where he is also the Managing Editor and Critic-in-Residence for Dance.

Latest by Juan Michael Porter II

George M. Johnson
Interviews

This Best-Selling Author Is Writing Life Into Queer Black Boyhood

TheBody contributor George M. Johnson discusses their debut best-selling memoir, ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue.’

By Juan Michael Porter II
William H. Carson Gabriel Maldonado Greg Millet
News

NATIVE SON’s Black Gay Leadership Forum Uplifts the Community, Virtually

Nearly 250 attendees joined in for the daylong event on personal empowerment and social justice.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Donja R. Love
Interviews

Off-Broadway Play About HIV-Positive Black Gay Men to Stream Online, One Night Only

Donja R. Love’s ‘one in two’ can be seen online this Friday, with proceeds going to Black activist causes.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Lindsey Graham GOP Senators
Viewpoints

Gay Sex Rumors Aside, Lindsey Graham’s LGBTQ Record Is a Flaming Trash Dumpster

Questions about the senator’s sexuality are swirling, but his votes on queer lives matter more.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Ron Simmons
Features

Remembering Dr. Ron Simmons, Black Gay Activist and HIV Champion Who Was So Much More

From the Vietnam anti-war movement to HIV/AIDS, TheBody remembers this trailblazing activist.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Kiyoshi Kuromiya
Features

You Should Know This Gay Asian-American Civil Rights, Anti-War, and HIV/AIDS Activist

TheBody remembers Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who died 20 years ago this month.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Michael R. Jackson.
Interviews

Black Gay Pulitzer Winner Michael R. Jackson Uses Theater to Challenge HIV and Sexual Stigma

One of the two Black gay Pulitzer winners in 2020 discusses Tyler Perry, loving Black men, and being an ally to people living with HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Jack Waters and Peter Cramer by MikeBaileyGates
Features

New Experimental Show Brings HIV/AIDS Out of the Undetectable Closet

Performance artists bring together 35 years of art and activism in ‘GENERATOR.’

By Juan Michael Porter II
Emil Wilbekin credit Warren White
Interviews

Emil Wilbekin Is Our Native Son and Afropunk’s Renaissance Man

“I wanted to create a space where we would come together and be forced to look each other in the eye, say hello, speak to each other, and serve as a mirror to each other.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
André De Shields
Interviews

Broadway Legend André De Shields Is Thriving at His Own Pace

The 74-year-old Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award–winning iconoclast for the first time discusses conquering HIV and continuing to break new artistic ground in the name of Africa.

By Juan Michael Porter II