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Abdi Nazemian

Coming of Age in the Early Days of the HIV Pandemic Is ‘Like a Love Story’

Sherri Lewis interviews award-winning novelist and screenwriter Abdi Nazemian about his new book, Like a Love Story.

By Sherri Lewis
Max Westerman and Sean Strub

Being a Gay, HIV-Positive Mayor of a Small Town: New Film Documents an Activist's Rise in the Trump Era

Sean Strub founded the HIV publication POZ and the advocacy group The Sero Project. Now he's showcased in a documentary that tells the story of how he became the mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Welcome to Chechnya Still credit David France

New David France Documentary Bears Witness to Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Chechnya

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ debuts on HBO June 30.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Viva Ruiz holding shirt

Viva Ruiz Wants You to Thank God for Your Abortion

Advocate Viva Ruiz of Thank God for Abortion talks about why she considers reproductive justice to be part of her spirituality, and about her short film, “Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution.”

By Mathew Rodriguez
Erica Lupinacci and Sarah Stewart credit Erica and Sarah

New Documentary Series Links the Lives of People Living With Chronic Illness

The series follows five subjects living with lupus, diabetes, HIV, and other conditions.

By Giuliani Alvarenga
still from 5B

‘5B’ May Be the Most Visceral and Moving 1980s AIDS Documentary Ever Made

We interview director Dan Krauss about his new film, which documents the early years of AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital.

By Tim Murphy
Mass Film Linus Ignatius and Nurse credit Linus Ignatius

Filmmaker Explores Internalized HIV Stigma, Body Dysmorphia, and More in New Short Film

Linus Ignatius' new short film deals with life after being diagnosed with HIV in 2019.

By Charles Sanchez
Connie Norman

Transgender 'AIDS Diva' and Activist Connie Norman Remembered in Powerful Documentary

The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.

By Giuliani Alvarenga