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Ricarrdo Valentine and Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. of BrotherHood Dance credit Ramy Mam
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What Happens When Black Gay Men With HIV Love and Dance in the Name of Brotherhood

After making a splash with 'how to survive a plague,' Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine create dance about the African diaspora with Brother(hood) Dance!

Pictured (l to r): Playwright Donja R. Love, director Stevie Walker-Webb, Production Stage Manager Jakob W. Plummer.
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New Play Seeks to Go Beyond the Statistics for Black Queer Men Living With HIV

HIV-positive black queer playwright Donja R. Love's new play, 'one in two,' brings the lives of HIV-positive men out of public health and onto the stage.

Laverne Cox and Chase Strangio
Interviews

What Happened Inside the Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

ACLU legal eagle Chase Strangio discusses his bird's eye view inside the Oct. 8 Supreme Court arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people's right to freedom from discrimination.

Rajee Narinesingh
Features

Her Fortune Is Her Face: Trans Activist Rajee Narinesingh

After sharing her story of underground plastic surgery on the show Botched, Rajee Narinesingh continues to be a beacon of light and hope for other trans women around the world.

Daniel Garza and Philip Yeager
Interviews

Creating "Compassionate Care for All" Is the Mission for Orange County HIV Organization

"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."

Aquarius Gilmer
Interviews

A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

"My gayness -- my identity -- is not a sin," says Rev. Aquarius Gilmer, the director of governmental affairs and advocacy at the Southern AIDS Coalition. "The sin is that people don't have access to prevention or care, not how a person contracts HIV or that they are living with HIV."

Jide Macaulay
Interviews

Creating A House of Rainbow for LGBT+ and HIV-Affected People of Faith in the UK, Nigeria, and Beyond

A Christian minister since 1998, Rev. Jide Macaulay's faith-based, intersectional advocacy work has helped faith leaders living with or affected by HIV worldwide.

Atlanta Skyline with lake Lake Clara
Personal Stories

Atlanta Can Do Better to Make Sure People With HIV Have Stable Housing

Local HIV advocate Lisa Britt shares her story of how the city's unspent HOPWA funding mess has impacted her family.