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Queer Liberation March

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

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.
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Queer ACT UP Activists Were Among Those Beaten and Arrested by NYC Cops Amid #BlackLivesMatter Rallies

The batons and plastic cuffs came out during a post-curfew street showdown hours after a Stonewall rally for Black transgender lives.

By Tim Murphy
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

By Tim Murphy
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.
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.

By Tim Murphy
Leilah Babirye and Amanda Lugg

At This Harlem Meetup, LGBTQ Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Bond and Laugh

The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.

By Tim Murphy
Justin Toro

In the Bronx, Keeping Pace With New York City’s HIV Successes Amid High Poverty Rates

In the Bronx, poverty, homelessness, and other structural factors are barriers to care for many, but the borough is still making progress in fighting its epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
Alex Roque and Carl Siciliano credit Ali Forney Center

The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

By Tim Murphy
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Black Transgender Activist Kiara St. James on Her Strategic Vision for 2020—and on Getting Help With Holiday Depression and Anxiety

“I realized it wasn’t normal for me to feel the hopelessness I was feeling.”

By Tim Murphy