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The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

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?

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I'm a Young, White, Gay Man Living With HIV, Here's How I Became Committed to Racial Justice

Michael Lamb was a white gay man who thought he knew it all. Then he was diagnosed with HIV, and he realized that if he wanted to end HIV stigma and racism, he had to start with himself.

Madonna performing in 2012

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I'm Not Buying

Madonna paid a surprise visit to New York City's historic Stonewall Inn on New Year's Eve. But David Barr remembers a past in which the cultural icon appeared not to have much time for the LGBT community.

Ivo Mittelmeijer and Ejay de Wit speak with Mark S. King about the NoMoreC campaign at Sauna NZ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, during AIDS 2018

A Gay Sauna Strives to Wipe Out Hepatitis C

The NoMoreC campaign is sponsored in part by Sauna NZ, a gay bathhouse in Amsterdam. So it seemed only appropriate for Mark S. King to head over to the sauna for a little quality time.

Mark S. King at the 'Out With It' AIDS 2018 preconference meeting

Gay Men From Around the World Share Struggles and Solutions at International AIDS Conference

In his first video report from the 2018 International AIDS Conference, Mark S. King finds out what gay life is really like for men around the globe. Some of their answers might surprise you.

HIV Testing Truck at Chicago Pride

Is There Still Room for HIV Prevention and Education at Pride?

How do community-based organizations see using Pride as a place for HIV education and information in the 21st century?

Homeless teenager with sign asking for help

Homeless LGBTQ Youth Remain at Risk for HIV, and They Need Us

Homelessness is a problem in and of itself, but for LGBTQ youth, housing instability is also a significant risk factor for becoming HIV positive.

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Those Offended by #NoJusticeNoPride Should Learn LGBT History: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Activist Peter Staley shares his perspective with Mark S. King about why street activism is not only a right, but an obligation.


For 2017, Major LGBTQ Pride Events Embrace Trump Resistance Marches

With HIV activists in the mix, D.C., L.A. and NYC are leading the way. Will other cities follow?

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Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV

For the first time in 12 years, a person living with HIV addressed a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daniel Driffin took center stage, speaking about HIV/AIDS advocacy.