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A New Book Honors the Straight Women Who Fought Alongside Queers Against AIDS

Fag Hags, Divas and Moms runs the gamut from women living with HIV/AIDS to celebrity she-roes like Liz Taylor and Princess Di.

By Tim Murphy

Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism

Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.

By George Kevin Jordan

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors

'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.

By Tim Murphy

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

By Tim Murphy

The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"The film has been dogged by accusations of homophobia," writes Laurie Marhoefer. "But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else –- the tragic history that's glaringly absent from this movie."

By Laurie Marhoefer for The Conversation

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

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.

By JD Davids

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?

By Charles Sanchez

On World AIDS Day, Remembering What the '80s Were Like for Latinx Gay Men in California

"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Nightclub Explosions With Political Points of View: Michael Musto on Writing at the Height of the AIDS Crisis

"I think people are more sexual now than they were when AIDS first hit. A lot of people used to run out in nightclubs in, like, scary outfits, almost to ward off potential suitors," recalls the legendary Village Voice columnist.

By Charles Sanchez

HIV in the Black Community: Honoring the Legends We've Lost and the Many Who Have Survived

Taking pride in how strong and resistant his community has been in fighting against this epidemic, George M. Johnson walks through the timeline of key moments in the HIV experience in Black America.

By George M. Johnson