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Maxfield Haynes

The Hottest Men in Dance, 2021 Edition

Though each of these dancers is runway worthy, they eclipse standard measurements of masculinity while defining what it means to be gorgeous on their own terms.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Dancing Towards the Dream of Asian Representation

Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin, founders of Final Bow For Yellowface, created the initiative to eliminate offensive stereotypes of Asians in ballet.

By Juan Michael Porter II
in quadrants: Mykki Blanco, Billy Porter, Magic Johnson, and Jonathan Van Ness

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status—even in death—celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can also help increase awareness and fight stigma.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Anthony Rapp and the cast of RENT at New York Theatre Workshop. Photo by Joan Marcus

Twenty-Five Years Later, Would ‘Rent’ Make Me Laugh, Cry, or Cringe?

In the lucrative quarter-century since its debut, the iconic AIDS musical has been remade, remounted, accused of plagiarism, and politically picked apart. Twenty years since my own HIV diagnosis, what would I think of it?

By Tim Murphy
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The Show Mustn’t Go On: COVID-19 and the Broadway Shutdown

Broadway inspires people everywhere, but we’ll have to wait for its return.

By Charles Sanchez
Felix Gonzales-Torres

The Lasting Legacy of Artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Gonzalez-Torrez’ installations and their commentary on loss and time speak to us during the present pandemic.

By Anni Irish
Donja R. Love

This Playwright Is Helping People Living With HIV to ‘Write It Out!’

Black, queer, HIV-positive playwright Donja R. Love launches a new writing workshop.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Artist Devin N. Morris Explores COVID and Isolation Through His Art

Today there are many Black queer artists creating in isolation, consciously (or not) documenting their progression through this pandemic where previous generations couldn’t.

By Malik Saaka
Dr. Jason Kindt (left), director of the Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, supported by Broadway Cares/The Actors Fund, with actor (right).

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Has Started a COVID Emergency Fund for the Struggling Performance Community

Halfway to its $2 million goal, the fund is there for anyone who can document that last year they made at least $6,000 in the performing arts industry.

By Tim Murphy
Jack Waters and Peter Cramer by MikeBaileyGates

New Experimental Show Brings HIV/AIDS Out of the Undetectable Closet

Performance artists bring together 35 years of art and activism in ‘GENERATOR.’

By Juan Michael Porter II