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Donja R. Love

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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In the Age of COVID-19, QPOC DJs Keep the Beat Coming, Despite Lack of Payment

Pandemics impact subcultures in ways that necessitate immediate and structureless change. Brooklyn’s nightlife is no exception, and artists of color have to adjust like everyone else.

By Malik Saaka
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COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop HIV Support Group From ‘Living Successfully’

Zooming in on new technology, these New Yorkers battle an old problem.

By Charles Sanchez
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What’s a Pride Without Latex? COVID-19 Cancels GMHC’s 30th Anniversary Latex Ball

The event, which serves as party and HIV prevention model, hopes for a COVID-free future.

By Stephen Hicks
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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement Has Finally Gripped Fire Island, New York’s Gay Elites

As protests erupted nationwide in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the #BlackLivesMatter movement came the LGBTQ-dominant communities of Fire Island’s Pines and Cherry Grove in New York.

By Tim Murphy
Pride + BLM

Nationwide, LGBTQ Pride Groups Scramble to Determine How to Link With #BlackLivesMatter

Already set back by COVID-19, primarily non-Black organizations are walking a line between allyship and appropriation.

By Tim Murphy
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Black Pride Events Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19. But What Happens to HIV Testing, Prevention, and Outreach Efforts?

Losing major public events to reach people who are undiagnosed or need connection to care may harm efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

By George M. Johnson
digital funeral

Dealing with the Loss of Intimacy in the Time of Digital Funerals

“The heart emoji, the prayer hands emoji, the crying face emoji—and the last touch, the flower emoji. These are goodbyes on this plane, as we yearn to be forever connected in the life that comes after.”

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial

This Is the Right Way 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.

By Larry Buhl