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2020 Noplace Installation View 5
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Artist Devin N. Morris Explores COVID and Isolation Through His Art

Today there are many Black queer artists creating in isolation, consciously (or not) documenting their progression through this pandemic where previous generations couldn’t.

By Malik Saaka
Donja R. Love
Interviews

Off-Broadway Play About HIV-Positive Black Gay Men to Stream Online, One Night Only

Donja R. Love’s ‘one in two’ can be seen online this Friday, with proceeds going to Black activist causes.

By Juan Michael Porter II
David Webster and Larry Kramer
Interviews

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
Michael R. Jackson.
Interviews

Black Gay Pulitzer Winner Michael R. Jackson Uses Theater to Challenge HIV and Sexual Stigma

One of the two Black gay Pulitzer winners in 2020 discusses Tyler Perry, loving Black men, and being an ally to people living with HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Fred Hersh
Interviews

Acclaimed Jazz Pianist and HIV Long-Term Survivor Fred Hersch Is Giving Free Daily Facebook Concerts During the COVID-19 Crisis

He’s playing a mix of his own works, jazz classics, and the American songbook daily at 1 p.m. ET on his livestream.

By Tim Murphy
Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco
Features

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Dr. Jason Kindt (left), director of the Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, supported by Broadway Cares/The Actors Fund, with actor (right).
Features

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Has Started a COVID Emergency Fund for the Struggling Performance Community

Halfway to its $2 million goal, the fund is there for anyone who can document that last year they made at least $6,000 in the performing arts industry.

By Tim Murphy
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.
Interviews

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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Jack Waters and Peter Cramer by MikeBaileyGates
Features

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

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

By Juan Michael Porter II
Robert Lafosse and John Kelly credit Tim Murphy
Interviews

Robert La Fosse and John Kelly Discuss HIV, the Devil and Their New Take on a Stravinsky Classic

We often talk of a generation of queer artists we’ve lost to the AIDS epidemic—and indeed, we’ve lost far too many. But happily, many such artists living with HIV are still alive and well, making great work.

By Tim Murphy