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red curtain and lights in theater
Features

I Helped Put Together a Musical Revue Starring Women With HIV. Here's What We Learned.

The cast of 'Positive Dreams,' a stage performance by women living with HIV, taught each other the power of coming together despite vastly different backgrounds.

PRIDE YARNBOMBS BY Alex Creates
News

In New York City for WorldPride? See The Art Exhibit at the LGBT Center

The collections show slices of post-Stonewall queer life in New York.

St. Patrick's Cathedral scene in Pose in FX's series Pose.
Features

Here's the Story Behind the St. Patrick's Cathedral Action Depicted in 'Pose'

ACT UP's 'Stop the Church' action is an essential piece of queer history.

Scene from Pose.
News Analysis

Decoding 'Pose's Depiction of HIV/AIDS History in Season 2's Premiere Episode

The second season of 'Pose' begins in 1990, two years after its first season ended. And in New York City, that means a lot has happened.

Judith Light accepts the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards
News

Judith Light Honored with Special Tony Award for HIV/AIDS Activism

The actress spoke about theater's role in shining a light on the reality of the AIDS epidemic.

Rudolf Nureyev, subject of NUREYEV
Interviews

New Documentary Examines Ballet Legend Rudolf Nureyev, Who Died of AIDS in 1993

'Nureyev,' directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, may introduce the late superstar to a new generation.

RIOT by Gran Fury
Interviews

RIOT on the Wall: Gran Fury's Iconic Painting at the LGBT Community Center in New York

Avram Finkelstein of the Gran Fury collective discusses art and activism for Stonewall's 50th and WorldPride.

Barry Jenkins and Alvin Ailey
News

Alvin Ailey to Get His Own Biopic from Moonlight Director

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins will direct a film about the HIV-positive dance pioneer.

Archival photo of concertgoers writing the names of loved ones on a special panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in 1992
News

New York Philharmonic Plays Symphonic Response to the AIDS Crisis

Composer John Corigliano's work is featured in the orchestra's Music of Conscience series, and accompanied by a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.