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Celeste Watkins-Hayes.
Interviews

How Women With HIV Have Been 'Remaking a Life' and Changing the World

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., discusses her recent book about women with HIV, the safety net, and activism.

Larry Kramer
News

Comrades and Friends Remember Gay AIDS Activist & Writer Larry Kramer

The co-founder of GMHC & ACT-UP, and writer of books and plays is remembered

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.

Jericho Brown.
Interviews

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown on His Forebears, HIV, and How to Enjoy Success in the Time of COVID-19

“I feel like I’m part of something much larger than myself,” he told TheBody.

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.

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.

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.

TS Candii.
Features

‘Policing Our Bodies’ Documentary Tackles Sex Work Decriminalization

Decrim NY and their activism is the central focus of the upcoming film.

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.

young man reading
Features

Five Books on HIV in the Black Community Everyone Should Have

These are not the only books, but they’re a great place to start.