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Ron Simmons

Remembering Dr. Ron Simmons, Black Gay Activist and HIV Champion Who Was So Much More

From the Vietnam anti-war movement to HIV/AIDS, TheBody remembers this trailblazing activist.

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.

Larry Kramer

Comrades and Friends Remember Gay AIDS Activist & Writer Larry Kramer

The co-founder of GMHC & ACT-UP, and writer of books and plays is remembered

HIV doula

What Would an HIV Doula Do? Collective Turns Attention to Radical Care in Time of COVID

By raising questions and considerations, these activists remind us to build community in a time of distance by loving, not fearing, each other.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya

You Should Know This Gay Asian-American Civil Rights, Anti-War, and HIV/AIDS Activist

TheBody remembers Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who died 20 years ago this month.

webinar

America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

LGBTQ and HIV Activists Protest Anti-Gay Evangelical Group at Pop-Up COVID-19 Hospital in NYC.

LGBTQ and HIV Activists Protest Anti-Gay Evangelical Group Running a Pop-Up COVID-19 Hospital in New York City

Rev. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse requires workers to oppose same-sex marriage and the idea of transgender and nonbinary people. Some New Yorkers say their do-gooderism doesn’t overrule their bigotry.

Aryah Lester

How One Trans Activist Is Using Horror Movies and YouTube to Cope in the COVID Era

Many longtime survivors of HIV are now finding themselves in the middle of a new pandemic. Here is how they are coping.

Lorena Borjas

Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

Candy Marcum and Howie Daire

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.