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Abdi Nazemian

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
ACT UP

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.
Max Westerman and Sean Strub

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

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.
David Webster and Larry Kramer

On Loving and Losing Larry Kramer: An Interview With His Husband, David Webster

“Even at nearly 85, Larry was still a little boy,” said Webster.

By Tim Murphy
Celeste Watkins-Hayes.

How Women With HIV Have Been 'Remaking a Life' and Changing the World

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., discusses her recent book about women with HIV, the safety net, and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Oscar Lopez CEO, Poderosos & Founder of South Texas Equality Projects.

This Is How LGBTQ Latinx Folks Are Facing the Impact of COVID-19 at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Groups like Poderosos, Team Brownsville, and Angry Tías and Abuelas are working around the clock to help those most in need.

By Tim Murphy
George M. Johnson in 2016

“There’s Going to Be a Narrative Only You Can Tell”

A message of hope and purpose from a leader in HIV advocacy and Black queer empowerment.

By George M. Johnson
Deloris Dockrey

Remembering HIV Activist Deloris Dockrey, Recently Lost to COVID-19

The activist for the rights of Black women and immigrants living with HIV is remembered by friend and colleague Martha Cameron, M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Ed Shaw, Michelle Lopez, and Kelsie Louie.

Remembering HIV Activist Ed Shaw, Recently Lost to COVID-19

GMHC will be hosting a virtual memorial on May 13 to honor one of New York City’s most committed activists.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.