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It's a Sin
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'It's a Sin' Is a Teary Eyed History Lesson

It’s a Sin, on HBO Max is a five-part drama takes place in 1980s gay London, right at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. The production is a huge hit in the UK, and it’s the first mainstream show in Britain featuring an HIV storyline.

By Charles Sanchez
Leo Herrera
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Going Viral: Queer Artist Leo Herrera on Social Media

How one visual artist works around social-media censorship to start vital conversations about the human experience, queerness, anti-racism, and our responsibilities to each other.

By Charles Sanchez
Toronto Gay Village
Interviews

The Murders That Haunted Toronto’s Gayborhood for the Past Decade—And a Chat With the Journalist Who Covered Them

Justin Ling’s ‘Missing From the Village’ is the deep-dive book version of his years-long investigation into why the police failed to connect dots—until they finally did.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

When It Comes to Gays Partying Maskless, Does Shaming Serve a Purpose?

Public health experts say it only makes things worse, but it can still feel necessary.

By Tim Murphy
Sonnabend
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Joseph Sonnabend, Brilliant Early AIDS Doctor, Would Treat Patients for Free

The amfAR and ACRIA cofounder, a hero in 1980s and ’90s New York City, died in London on Jan. 24 at age 88.

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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
RuthCokerBurksCarolineHolt
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
Perry Junjulas next to a sign that says "Governor Cuomo Keep Your Promise End AIDS'
Features

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
hole
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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
"The Sleepers," by Louis Fratino
Interviews

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