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St. Patrick's Cathedral scene in Pose in FX's series Pose.
Features

Here's the Story Behind the St. Patrick's Cathedral Action Depicted in 'Pose'

ACT UP's 'Stop the Church' action is an essential piece of queer history.

Scene from Pose.
News Analysis

Decoding 'Pose's Depiction of HIV/AIDS History in Season 2's Premiere Episode

The second season of 'Pose' begins in 1990, two years after its first season ended. And in New York City, that means a lot has happened.

Barry Jenkins and Alvin Ailey
News

Alvin Ailey to Get His Own Biopic from Moonlight Director

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins will direct a film about the HIV-positive dance pioneer.

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Personal Stories

Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress

The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.

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Personal Stories

New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men

'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.

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Viewpoints

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.

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Viewpoints

The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"The film has been dogged by accusations of homophobia," writes Laurie Marhoefer. "But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else –- the tragic history that's glaringly absent from this movie."

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News

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?

Rozzlyn and Ruth in a scene from POZ ROZ
Viewpoints

'POZ ROZ' Wants 'Pozitive' Vibes With New Digital Comedy

This refreshing series following an African-American millennial woman living with HIV avoids the sappy or sentimental.