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Jewel Thais-Williams

Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

Sharon Day

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.

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Caitlin Ryan On Being a Lesbian Social Worker During the Early Years of Atlanta's AIDS Epidemic

Caitlin Ryan, a lesbian and social worker, as well as first executive director of AIDAtlanta, faced pushback from some gay men who felt that women had no place in the response to AIDS.

Jacquie Bishop

Jacquie Bishop Reflects on Being a Black Lesbian Health Care Worker in the Early AIDS Epidemic

Jacquie Bishop has seen some of the worst of the AIDS epidemic up close. Not only in her personal life, but also in her professional life. In this interview, she talks about the people with AIDS who she loved deeply, like Haitian writer Assotto Saint.

Housing Works + What Would an HIV Doula DO? present a reading of "I, OF COURSE, was LIVID" at  Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Bar on Feb 12, 2020.

New Play Remembers the Women Who Defined AIDS

“I, of Course, Was Livid” dramatizes the work women living with HIV did to change what was considered an AIDS-defining illness.

Ashton P Woods credit Ashton P Woods for Texas Campaign

This Houston Black Lives Matter Activist Is Running for Texas State Representative

Ashton P. Woods is the first Black, gay, openly HIV-positive person to run for a state seat in Texas.

Jack Waters and Peter Cramer by MikeBaileyGates

New Experimental Show Brings HIV/AIDS Out of the Undetectable Closet

Performance artists bring together 35 years of art and activism in ‘GENERATOR.’

Viva Ruiz holding shirt

Viva Ruiz Wants You to Thank God for Your Abortion

Advocate Viva Ruiz of Thank God for Abortion talks about why she considers reproductive justice to be part of her spirituality, and about her short film, “Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution.”

André De Shields

Broadway Legend André De Shields Is Thriving at His Own Pace

The 74-year-old Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award–winning iconoclast for the first time discusses conquering HIV and continuing to break new artistic ground in the name of Africa.

Angeles Delgado, Michelle Montgomery, Lisa Koffler, Jona, Roslyn Campbell, Michael Erhard credit Damaris Delgado

Despite New York City’s Overall Ending-the-Epidemic Success, Brooklyn Still Lags Behind

Skyrocketing housing costs mean HIV-negative youth have priorities other than prevention.