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Book cover of 'Homie' by Danez Smith; head shot of Danez Smith

How Danez Smith’s New Book, ‘Homie,’ Holds Us

While fewer poems deal with HIV than in their last work, ‘Homie’ is no less poignant.

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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.

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HIV Web Series 'Merce' Brings More Madness in Season 2

There's more madness in the second season of 'Merce.' Plus: Catch the premiere of the music video 'Your Cure.'

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Red Hot Organization Turns 30 With A History of Music and Fundraising for HIV/AIDS

The Red Hot Organization was founded in New York City 30 years ago. Producing dozens of original compilation albums, their work has funded the AIDS movement and educated a generation on the HIV epidemic.

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

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.

The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Img

The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"The film has been dogged by accusations of homophobia," writes Laurie Marhoefer. "But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else –- the tragic history that's glaringly absent from this movie."

A protestor demonstrates near R. Kelly's studio in Chicago on Jan. 9.

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.

Madonna performing in 2012

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I'm Not Buying

Madonna paid a surprise visit to New York City's historic Stonewall Inn on New Year's Eve. But David Barr remembers a past in which the cultural icon appeared not to have much time for the LGBT community.

Elton John

Why Elton John Owes Black People an Apology After AIDS 2018 Remarks

"I never would have imagined that on just the second day of the conference I would bear witness to the silencing of black gay men's voices and an affront to the experiences of black people across the diaspora -- perpetrated by none other than Elton J...