Juan Michael Porter IIStaff Writer
Juan Michael Porter II is a staff writer for TheBody and TheBodyPro. He is also a contributor to Observer, TDF Stages, Time Out NY, and BroadwayWorld Dance, and a National Critics Institute Fellow. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, SYFY Wire, Colorlines, and SNews.
Latest by Juan Michael Porter II
Ronald Reagan responded to the AIDS epidemic the way Donald Trump is handling the COVID-19 pandemic—by flouting science and ignoring how social determinants drive infections.
"I hope that you dance in a sea of oddities and fabulosities even as it feels as if the sky is falling—because whether the world ends tomorrow or continues for another million years, we all deserve to be seen and known on our own terms."
Successfully navigating through these stages during one’s HIV diagnosis requires information, communication, emotional support, guidance, and direction.
It’s nobody’s business what Black women or gay men living with HIV do in their bedrooms—and it’s not our fault if we get HIV.
The prospect of a lifelong dependency on medication, fear of rejection, or feelings of personal failure can be emotionally debilitating, especially because there is so much stigma related to the virus.
Three different viruses cause the liver disease known as hepatitis. Here's what you need to know about the differences between them, including treatment and prevention.
Students demand a public apology, closure of the school until safety protocols can be implemented, and a place at the planning table for marginalized communities.
Why do people living with HIV fall through the cracks of care despite our best efforts, and how do we prevent that during a global pandemic?
If you have questions about whether or not you should disclose someone’s status, the answer is don’t do it.
Black, queer, HIV-positive playwright Donja R. Love launches a new writing workshop.