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Michael R. Jackson.
Interviews

Black Gay Pulitzer Winner Michael R. Jackson Uses Theater to Challenge HIV and Sexual Stigma

One of the two Black gay Pulitzer winners in 2020 discusses Tyler Perry, loving Black men, and being an ally to people living with HIV.

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Interviews

After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

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Viewpoints

For Black People, a ‘Return to Normal’ After the Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Enough

Craig Washington argues we must create a new paradigm after COVID-19 where racial disparities aren’t the default reality.

Charles Stephens
Features

Surprised by the Coronavirus Racial Disparities? These Longtime Black HIV Providers and Activists Aren’t

From Chicago to Detroit to the South, they say COVID-19's impact in Black communities is exactly what they expected—and it’s going to take major change to ever turn that around.

Fred Hersh
Interviews

Acclaimed Jazz Pianist and HIV Long-Term Survivor Fred Hersch Is Giving Free Daily Facebook Concerts During the COVID-19 Crisis

He’s playing a mix of his own works, jazz classics, and the American songbook daily at 1 p.m. ET on his livestream.

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Features

With New Ways to Talk About HIV on Hookup Apps, Positive Men Have More Options Than Ever

“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”

Candy Marcum and Howie Daire
Interviews

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.

Jewel Thais-Williams
Interviews

Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.