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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."

By Laurie Marhoefer for The Conversation

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

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.

By David Barr

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...

By Cheriko A. Boone, M.S.W., M.P.H.

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

Nightclub Explosions With Political Points of View: Michael Musto on Writing at the Height of the AIDS Crisis

"I think people are more sexual now than they were when AIDS first hit. A lot of people used to run out in nightclubs in, like, scary outfits, almost to ward off potential suitors," recalls the legendary Village Voice columnist.

By Charles Sanchez

Actor Jay Ellis Is Driven About HIV Awareness and Cure Research

The boyfriend in HBO's Insecure reflects on the times we are in, the challenges that remain in HIV and the questions of teenagers wondering about living with HIV for the rest of their lives.

By JD Davids

Lessons George Michael Taught Me

In the middle of the AIDS crisis, when everyone was telling us that sex was deadly and scary, George Michael was saying that "sex is natural, sex is and good," remembers Charles Sanchez.

By Charles Sanchez

Why Do People Still Think Magic Johnson Doesn't Have HIV?

Kellee Terrell empathizes with that little voice in your mind that wants to believe Magic is cured or AIDS is manmade. But if we don't surrender to science, she says, the ones we hurt are ourselves.

By Kellee Terrell