The Latest

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

By Evany Turk

Viktor Luna: Living With HIV and Being Who You Want to Be

The Project Runway All Star talks about HIV and changing attitudes.

By amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Broadway's Hernando Umana Comes Out as HIV Positive

In what he called "the most important, scary, and liberating post of my life," New York actor Hernando Umana came out via Instagram as a proud gay man living with HIV.

By Charles Sanchez

Going XXX: HIV-Positive Activist Jack Mackenroth Comes Into His Own

The former Project Runway contestant and HIV activist makes a foray into adult entertainment.

By Charles Sanchez

Meeting Armistead Maupin: My Moment With the Legendary Author

"What do you do when you meet one of your heroes?" Charles Sanchez asks. "Well, if you're me, you gush, nervously giggle, say something you shouldn't, then ask for a favor."

By Charles Sanchez

Untying Tongues: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on Joseph Beam, Black Gay Men, and Ending HIV Stigma

The Noah's Arc actor discusses Joseph Beam and what Black gay men can do today to fight HIV stigma.

By Kenyon Farrow

Making Black Gay Lives Matter: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on the Impact of Joseph Beam (and Noah's Arc)

Honoring the birthday of late black gay writer and activist Joseph Beam, actor Darryl Stephens discusses the legacy of Beam, as well as his own in the breakout show Noah's Arc.

By Kenyon Farrow

Todrick Hall on HIV Awareness, Stigma and Fear Among People of Color

Despite his celebrity status and large body of work, Todrick Hall still makes time to shine a light on HIV issues among people of color. Charles Sanchez recently talked with him about how HIV has affected his life and his advocacy.

By Charles Sanchez

I Was an American Girl: One Trans Guy Says Thanks and Bye to Tom Petty

"Petty's vision of American girls was expansive and he was on what I'll just loosely refer to as 'our side': the side that bridges trauma and resistance."

By JD Davids

Living Out Loud: An Interview With Drag Performer Ongina

Since he disclosed his HIV status on season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race, Ryan Ong Palao has used the persona of Ongina to promote HIV testing and prevention.

By amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research