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What’s the Legal Forecast on HIV and LGBTQ Issues Now That Biden Has the Senate?

A new report shows the extent to which Trump filled court seats with judges holding anti-LGBTQ records. How fast can Biden offset that?

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Ruth Coker Burks on Her Five-Hankie Memoir of Caring for and Loving Gay Men With AIDS in 1980s and ’90s Arkansas

‘All the Young Men’ is an extraordinary account of Burks’ one-woman ministry amid stunning homophobia, ignorance, and cruelty.

By Tim Murphy
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New York State HIV and Health Providers Are Terrified of This Impending Cut From Gov. Cuomo’s Office

Activists and health care providers say that planned cuts in the Medicaid 340B program will decimate their funding for crucial services to vulnerable populations during COVID—and destroy the state’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
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The Myth of the Loose Butthole

Don’t let fear of a loose hole keep you from experiencing the salacious splendors of butt stuff, if you’re inclined to try. Just be kind to yourself and listen to your body.

By Bobby Box
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Brooklyn Artist Louis Fratino Is Depicting Gay Male Sex and Intimacy in the More Chill Gen Z Era of PrEP

His work strives to honor the legacy of 1980s queer artists, but without falsely “mythologizing” that era.

By Tim Murphy
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HIV Celeb Mark S. King Talks About His Virtual 60th Birthday Bash on Dec. 16

Elton John and Greg Louganis will “be” there—and you’re invited! It’s a (voluntary) fundraiser for the HIV longtime survivors’ network The Reunion Project.

By Tim Murphy
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An Amazing Documentary About 1950s NYC Drag Queens Will Be Widely Viewable Come January

‘P.S. Burn This Letter Please’ began with the discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters written among gays at the height of Eisenhower conservatism.

By Tim Murphy
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Linda Simpson’s Book of NYC Drag and Club Photos From the 1980s and ’90s Is Simply Irresistible

The Drag Explosion showcases the nightlife legend’s collection of shots she took out on the scene in an era long before Instagram—and before we had widely effective HIV treatment.

By Tim Murphy
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This New Documentary Beautifully Narrates the Life and Work of Artist and Activist David Wojnarowicz

Watchable online Nov. 11 to 19, it’s a footage-rich look at the output of a rebel icon who died of AIDS in 1992.

By Tim Murphy
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Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

“More data are needed to understand how methamphetamine may serve as a barrier to PrEP initiation, adherence, and long-term retention in care.”

By Larry Buhl