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.
Friends and family of Tim McCarthy, an AIDS activist and videographer, have established a human rights award in his name and are looking for an accessible and accountable home for the huge body of his work and collections.
Puerto-Rican performer Catiria Reyes won several pageant titles before her death in 1999. Here, Louie-Ortiz Fonseca unearths her history and legacy, which is like "discovering and losing someone in the same moment," he writes.
Though she died of HIV-related causes at the age of 26, her impact on fashion carried far beyond her years as a model.
There's more madness in the second season of 'Merce.' Plus: Catch the premiere of the music video 'Your Cure.'
Camryn Garrett's YA Novel 'Full Disclosure' Gives Gen Z the Black HIV-Positive Heroine They've Been Waiting For
Simone Garcia-Hampton's journey reminds us that the even the wokest young folks have blind spots when it comes to the epidemic.
Part 6: Red Hot's legacy in HIV/AIDS activism continues, and the organization's work has adapted to innovate music and philanthropy in the digital music era.
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.
Past 2: From Cole Porter to dance, grunge, and country, Red Hot bum-rushed the early '90s with prolific compilation albums and HIV/AIDS awareness.
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.
Part 5: "It was really before treatment got to people who needed it most … in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, [this funding] was the lifeline for people," said global health advocate Ron MacInnis.