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Tony Christon-Walker.

Alabama HIV Activist Talks About His New ‘Fictionalized Memoir’

Tony Christon-Walker’s Walking in Truth: Fatherhood is Part One of a trilogy he’s planning about his life as an openly HIV-positive Black gay man in the Deep South.

By Tim Murphy
Larry Kramer

Comrades and Friends Remember Gay AIDS Activist & Writer Larry Kramer

The co-founder of GMHC & ACT-UP, and writer of books and plays is remembered

By Tim Murphy
Jericho Brown.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown on His Forebears, HIV, and How to Enjoy Success in the Time of COVID-19

“I feel like I’m part of something much larger than myself,” he told TheBody.

By Tim Murphy
Brian Belovitch

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

By JD Davids
'Stonewall Strong': John-Manuel Andriote's Take on Resilience in the Face of HIV Img

'Stonewall Strong': John-Manuel Andriote's Take on Resilience in the Face of HIV

Author John-Manuel Andriote tells inspiring stories of his own experiences and pivotal happenings in LGBTQ history in the past hundred years, showing how often the gay community has been bold, loving, strong, victorious, and resilient.

By Charles Sanchez
The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris Img

The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris

Anne-christine d'Adesky has selected an excerpt from her new memoir drawn from the author's 1990s diaries.

By Anne-christine d'Adesky
For My Friend Luis López-Detrés: 'Relentless' Img

For My Friend Luis López-Detrés: 'Relentless'

Moisés Agosto-Rosario dedicated this short story to Luis Lopez-Detres, who died suddenly on September 9. It was inspired by a song Luis wanted Moisés to hear and dance to with him.

By Moises Agosto-Rosario
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Examining Death, Including the One I Caused

"My memorial service will be fabulous," gushes blogger Mark S. King. "I first outlined it during the initial, deadly wave of AIDS in the 1980's, and have edited it here and there over the years, updating the songs I would like played or the video foo...

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
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Voices from Within: An Anthology of Prisoners' Expressions on HIV & AIDS

Edited by Anthony Rozzell and Larry Wilson, with Associate Editors Charles Ridgway, Charles White, Larry Vaughan, and Gill BrownPublished by the HIV/...

By Body Positive