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Abdi Nazemian
Interviews

Coming of Age in the Early Days of the HIV Pandemic Is ‘Like a Love Story’

Sherri Lewis interviews award-winning novelist and screenwriter Abdi Nazemian about his new book, Like a Love Story.

By Sherri Lewis
The New York Times
Viewpoints

The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
Queer Liberation March
News Analysis

Will New York City’s ‘Alternative’ Pride Become THE March Going Forward?

COVID-19 shut down the city’s police- and corporation-drenched LGBTQ extravaganza. But a low-budget, pro-Black, and anti-police march picked up the slack.

By Tim Murphy
ACT UP
Interviews

Until We End the HIV Epidemic, ACT UP Is Still Here Fighting Back

TheBody interviews three current ACT UP New York members about their current campaigns and the challenges of organizing during another pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER
Features

Black Queer People’s Family Structures Are a Blueprint for the Revolution

How Black queer people show up for each other in nontraditional ways should be a lesson for us all.

By Ciarra Jones
Max Westerman and Sean Strub
Interviews

Being a Gay, HIV-Positive Mayor of a Small Town: New Film Documents an Activist's Rise in the Trump Era

Sean Strub founded the HIV publication POZ and the advocacy group The Sero Project. Now he's showcased in a documentary that tells the story of how he became the mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Welcome to Chechnya Still credit David France
Interviews

New David France Documentary Bears Witness to Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Chechnya

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ debuts on HBO June 30.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
BLACK LIVES MATTER + Pride
Personal Stories

We March in the Same Streets

Pride isn’t cancelled this year—in fact, it’s more inclusive than ever.

By Calvin Johnson
finger wagging
Viewpoints

With COVID-19, Much Like HIV, Stigma Kills Prevention Efforts

"If you couple two things together enough, let’s say disease prevention and shame, eventually people are going to avoid the former in order to not feel the latter."

By Josh Kruger
AIDS quilt
Reference

The History of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic changed the course of human history. This is the story of how dedicated activists changed the course of AIDS.

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW