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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.’

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.

WISH YOU WERE HERE (area teen) credit Theodore (ted) Kerr

51 Years Ago, a Black Teen Died of AIDS in St. Louis. Now, a Museum and Black Women Activists Will Honor His Legacy

The Griot Museum of Black History is hosting Impact HIV/AIDS, an exhibit and archive. Meet four Black women activists in St. Louis involved in the project.

LOIS CONLEY credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds
Interviews

This Black Museum Leader Is Using Art and Storytelling to Uncover St. Louis’ HIV History

“I want our stories told, even though I know that not all of them are great or are about uplift and accomplishments.”

(L-R) Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Herman, and Douglas Hodges at the curtain call for the opening of "La Cage Aux Folles" on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, 2010 in New York City.
News Analysis

Late Broadway Composer Is Remembered for Smash Successes, but We Shouldn’t Forget Outing His HIV Status May Have Killed His Career

The late Jerry Herman, who wrote now-legendary shows like ‘Hello Dolly!,’ ‘Mame,’ and ‘La Cage Aux Folles,’ was nearly ruined by his outing by a gossip columnist.

Lady Catiria Reyes
Features

Remembering NYCs Queen of Nightlife: Lady Catiria, HIV-Positive Transgender Performer

Puerto-Rican performer Catiria Reyes won several pageant titles before her death in 1999. Here, Louie-Ortiz Fonseca unearths her history and legacy, which is like "discovering and losing someone in the same moment," he writes.

The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial
Features

How to Make an American AIDS Memorial

Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.

Photograpy studio with lighting equipment and a camera
Viewpoints

The First Supermodel, Gia Carangi, Died of AIDS 33 Years Ago. She's Worth Remembering

Though she died of HIV-related causes at the age of 26, her impact on fashion carried far beyond her years as a model.

Ballroom, We Care Community Advisory Meeting
News

More than Voguing, the Ballroom Community Is Fighting a Crystal Meth Epidemic in New York City

A new initiative called Ballroom, We Care is mobilizing community leaders and service providers to address the spike in crystal meth overdose deaths.

TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature
Viewpoints

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.