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Tim Murphy

Contributing Editor

Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal. He is the author of the 1980s New York City AIDS saga Christodora and the new novel Correspondents, which is set between two families in Boston, Beirut, and Baghdad during the years of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Latest by Tim Murphy

Oxiris Barbot
News Analysis

Health Advocates Are Furious Over the Resignation of NYC’s Health Commissioner

They say that Mayor Bill de Blasio sidelined her expertise by handing off crucial COVID-19 case tracing to another city agency.

By Tim Murphy
James Wentzy, Tracy McNeil, Catherine Allen
Features

At NYC’s Oldest HIV Residence, Both Fury and Excitement Over Rebuild Plans

Some longtime dwellers of Bailey-Holt House, open since 1986, oppose being displaced, even though they’re invited back.

By Tim Murphy
Moderna headquarters
News

Why Is Moderna Excluding People With HIV From Their COVID-19 Vaccine Trial?

“There is no clinical justification for excluding people with HIV from COVID-19 vaccine trials,” reads a letter from HIV advocates to federal health officials.

By Tim Murphy
Tony Christon-Walker.
Interviews

Alabama HIV Activist Talks About His New ‘Fictionalized Memoir’

Tony Christon-Walker’s Walking in Truth: Fatherhood is Part One of a trilogy he’s planning about his life as an openly HIV-positive Black gay man in the Deep South.

By Tim Murphy
Suwan Arjwichai-right.
Viewpoints

Thailand Has Lost One of Its Fiercest HIV and Drug-Policy Activists

Friends and fellow activists remember Suwan Arjwichai, who helped power the Thai Drug Users Network.

By Tim Murphy
HOP QueerLiberation
News

Will Internal Strife Break Heritage of Pride, NYC’s Longtime June LGBT Events Organization?

Facing challenges from without, HOP is also under fire from within.

By Tim Murphy
Benjamin Garcia
Interviews

Queer Mexican-American Poet's Debut Book Plays With Language to Explore Identity, Sexuality, Desire, and Resistance

Fellow poet Danez Smith calls Benjamin Garcia’s Thrown in the Throat a “freaky, stunning debut.”

By Tim Murphy
black white tug of war
Features

Did a Racial Power Imbalance Lead to a Pair of Firings at a Michigan HIV Agency?

CARES is among many nonprofits serving people of color but with mainly white leadership. When and how will that change?

By Tim Murphy
Housing Works Union credit Adam Obernauer
Features

The Union Push at New York City’s Housing Works Has Hit a Standoff Amid COVID-19 Upheaval

Management and many workers at the pioneering nonprofit have hit a stalemate over when and how a union vote can go forward.

By Tim Murphy