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.
The Red Hot Organization was founded in New York City 30 years ago. Producing dozens of original compilation albums, their work has funded the AIDS movement and educated a generation on the HIV epidemic.
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.