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Here's the Story Behind the St. Patrick's Cathedral Action Depicted in 'Pose'

ACT UP's 'Stop the Church' action is an essential piece of queer history.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Decoding 'Pose's Depiction of HIV/AIDS History in Season 2's Premiere Episode

The second season of 'Pose' begins in 1990, two years after its first season ended. And in New York City, that means a lot has happened.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Judith Light Honored with Special Tony Award for HIV/AIDS Activism

The actress spoke about theater's role in shining a light on the reality of the AIDS epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez

New Documentary Examines Ballet Legend Rudolf Nureyev, Who Died of AIDS in 1993

'Nureyev,' directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, may introduce the late superstar to a new generation.

By Tim Murphy

RIOT on the Wall: Gran Fury's Iconic Painting at the LGBT Community Center in New York

Avram Finkelstein of the Gran Fury collective discusses art and activism for Stonewall's 50th and WorldPride.

By Charles Sanchez

Alvin Ailey to Get His Own Biopic from Moonlight Director

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins will direct a film about the HIV-positive dance pioneer.

By Mathew Rodriguez

New York Philharmonic Plays Symphonic Response to the AIDS Crisis

Composer John Corigliano's work is featured in the orchestra's Music of Conscience series, and accompanied by a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

By Charles Sanchez

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