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Same Time Next Queer: New Gay Play Promises 'Electricity' Img

Same Time Next Queer: New Gay Play Promises 'Electricity'

The play has been running in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California, and is looking toward a New York City opening.

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors Img

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors

'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.

Reading Race in 1990s HIV Theater and Film Img

Reading Race in 1990s HIV Theater and Film

"Especially in the case of the [white] HIV-positive figures ... in Rent and Angels in America, these queer figures of color serve to remind audiences, 'Well, at least I'm not that,'" Danielle Fuentes Morgan says.

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison Img

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

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The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

Roxanna Hope Radja, Ward Horton, Michael Urie, Harvey Fierstein, Mercedes Ruehl, Jack DiFalco, and Michael Hsu Rosen

Carrying the 'Torch': Broadway Director Moisés Kaufman Talks About a Post-AIDS 'Torch Song'

The passionate and prolific director talks about what it took to get this new version of the play mounted.

 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Hip-Hop and HIV -- One Rap Song's Positive Message Still Holds True

"This song is more than a protest. It deals with the prejudices surrounding HIV and AIDS as well as having an educational angle," Adam de Paor-Evans writes.

Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath

Lonely Planet, a Play About HIV and Friendship, Still Resonates

The lesser known 1990s play about HIV still has a lot to say.

Delius stands before the congregation at church in <i>As Much As I Can</i>

Black Gay and Bisexual Men Create an Immersive, Intimate Performance in Two Southern Cities

As Much As I Can was brought to life by a mix of professional actors -- many from Baltimore and Jackson -- and community members acting for the first time.

Exploring the Work of Choreographer Ed Mock on the 30th Anniversary of His Death Img

Exploring the Work of Choreographer Ed Mock on the 30th Anniversary of His Death

"We are still deep in the process of excavating the memories of our fallen spiritual family," writes artist Brontez Purnell on making a film about choreographer Ed Mock, who died of AIDS in 1986.