“I want our stories told, even though I know that not all of them are great or are about uplift and accomplishments.”
In its annual Surviving Voices series, the National AIDS Memorial has turned its eyes to the nation’s transgender community, who live at the nexus of numerous structural health disparities.
Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.
The Red Hot Organization was founded in New York City 30 years ago. Producing dozens of original compilation albums, their work has funded the AIDS movement and educated a generation on the HIV epidemic.
Part 1: "It wasn't really that I even had the expertise. … It was just I was so beside myself and so outraged and so driven," Red Hot Organization co-founder Leigh Blake recalls.
Part 4: "Red Hot wasn't intimidated by our radicalism and saw that we were doing great things and changing the conversation … and they stepped up," said ACT UP New York veteran Peter Staley.
Red Hot Delves Into Black and Latinx HIV Epidemics in the U.S. and Globally With Hip-Hop, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Afrobeat
Part 3: "It just turned out to be a very big party in the studio. And everybody was just dancing, and it didn't even seem like recording," Nigerian musician Femi Kuti recalled.
Visual AIDS commemorates 30 years of its World AIDS Day art activist project with new short films from around the world.
Writer Craig Washington attended the Paradise Garage reunion party this summer. It was both reunion and revival for those who survived the AIDS epidemic.
TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.