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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
2020 Noplace Installation View 5

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
Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco

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 help increase awareness and fight stigma.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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
Lady Catiria Reyes

Remembering NYCs Queen of Nightlife: Lady Catiria, HIV-Positive Transgender Performer

Puerto-Rican performer Catiria Reyes won several pageant titles before her death in 1999. Here, Louie-Ortiz Fonseca unearths her history and legacy, which is like "discovering and losing someone in the same moment," he writes.

By Louie Ortiz-Fonseca
The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial

This Is the Right Way to Make an American AIDS Memorial

Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.

By Larry Buhl
Ricarrdo Valentine and Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. of BrotherHood Dance credit Ramy Mam

What Happens When Black Gay Men With HIV Love and Dance in the Name of Brotherhood

After making a splash with 'how to survive a plague,' Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine create dance about the African diaspora with Brother(hood) Dance!

By Juan Michael Porter II
Pictured (l to r): Playwright Donja R. Love, director Stevie Walker-Webb, Production Stage Manager Jakob W. Plummer.

New Play Seeks to Go Beyond the Statistics for Black Queer Men Living With HIV

HIV-positive black queer playwright Donja R. Love's new play, 'one in two,' brings the lives of HIV-positive men out of public health and onto the stage.

By Juan Michael Porter II