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.
"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."
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.
Rodriguez's aunt, who died of AIDS-related causes, taught him "to always understand [that] a diagnosis or a status does not speak to someone's dignity or integrity[.] It's just their status."
An interview with the co-star of the Emmy-winning series Transparent about the show and the shifting terminology around identity.
Rachel Maddow, host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC and one of more effective television journalists investigating and commenting on the trials and tribulations of this era, also has strong roots in the HIV community.
Known for his trademark wigs, flamboyant costumes and "ferocious" tracks, "genderqueer" rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco made headlines when he revealed that he was HIV positive on Facebook in 2015.
That's what friends are for.
"When I danced, I wasn't scared. I didn't think I was going to die. I was free."
Watch HIV advocate and designer Mondo Guerra make magic happen, from his tiny basement workroom to the runway of New York Fashion Week.