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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
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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New Orleans Artist Terrance Osborne Honors the City’s AIDS and COVID Heroes

Osborne’s work depicts New Orleans’ history and activism with vivid color and familiarity.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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COVID Is Not Stopping NYC Downtown Icon Justin Vivian Bond From Putting on Their Annual Holiday Show

Filmed live at Joe’s Pub, it’ll stream Dec. 20, capping a challenging but still busy year for the Notorious J.V.B.

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
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Write It Out! Celebrates 12 Playwrights Who Are Living With HIV on World AIDS Day

Award-winning playwright Donja R. Love created a program that gave opportunities to people who often face barriers and gatekeepers in the theater world.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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A New Book Explores the Racial Politics of Iconic Artist Keith Haring

Keith Haring’s Line, by New York City scholar Ricardo Montez, both celebrates and critiques the life and work of the graffiti-influenced painter who believed that he wasn’t “white on the inside.”

By Tim Murphy
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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
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More than Voguing, the Ballroom Community Is Fighting a Crystal Meth Epidemic in New York City

A new initiative called Ballroom, We Care is mobilizing community leaders and service providers to address the spike in crystal meth overdose deaths.

By Kenyon Farrow