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The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial
Features

How 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.

CBGB, New York City, Manhattan, Historical New York Landmark, Black & White
Features

Red Hot + 30 Years Old: How a Group of Activists Made an HIV Charity a Musical Iconoclast

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.

Verve Records donating $500,000 from the sale of Red Hot + Rio in 1998
Features

Red Hot Funding Fuels an AIDS Movement -- Including ACT UP and Other Groups

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.

Still from RedHot's Stolen Moments Documentary
Features

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.

Derrick Woods-Morrow, Much handled things are always soft, 2019. Commissioned for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2019.
Features

'Still Beginning': 30 Years of 'Day With(out) Art'

Visual AIDS commemorates 30 years of its World AIDS Day art activist project with new short films from around the world.

A still from 'The Final Night In Paradise' - Documentary Installation
Personal Stories

The Bitter Sweetness of a Paradise Garage Reunited

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: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature
Viewpoints

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

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.

Left: Michael Callen and Richard Dworkin, Right: Michael Callen
News

Late, Great Musician and AIDS Activist Michael Callen to Be Musically Honored Nov. 11

The Joe's Pub event in New York will benefit the Callen-Lorde LGBTQ health clinic that bears his name.

L to R: Charles Shazor, London Shazor, Gavin Shazor, Aaron Anderson Jr.; Claire Gasamagera, Calvin Anderson, and Aaron Anderson Sr.
Features

Providing Daycare at HIV Conferences Helps More Parents Attend

This past September, the United States Conference on AIDS included childcare services for the first time. And this is how it should be at all HIV conferences, Aaron Anderson writes.

Jaron Benjamin, Lepena Reid, Bryan Jones, and Arianna Lint protest at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opening plenary session on Sept. 5
News Analysis

To 'End the HIV Epidemic,' Activists Demand Officials Involve Community in Planning

In a sign of growing frustration with the rollout of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan, dozens of activists stormed the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opening plenary session on Sept. 5.