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Ulysses Dove with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Tread

Honoring Ulysses Dove, 25 Years After His Death From HIV

We celebrate the life and contributions of the renowned Black choreographer and dancer whose work told the human story, pushed through struggle, and shattered stigma.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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The CDC Is Updating PrEP Guidelines. Here’s Why I Wish These Updates Existed Sooner.

The new draft guidance opens the door for PrEP discussions for “all sexually-active persons.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Did NYC’s Pride Organizers and Its Queer Cops Group Ever Really Discuss the Cops Marching Without Uniforms and Guns?

The issue has cracked the city’s main Pride organizing group down the middle—but it’s unclear who’s not budging on what could be a key compromise.

By Tim Murphy
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The Nervousness That Came With Not Knowing

For these LGBTQ community members, the late 1970s through early 1980s was a time of first relationships and life in NYC and Seattle, set against a backdrop of uneasiness amid rumors of "weird infections."

By Tim Murphy
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From Pilot to Finale, ‘Pose’ Lived for Our Community

The acclaimed LGBTQ drama series’ finale served as a feast of realness mixed with tributes to real life.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”

Black Queer Sex Workers Need a Seat at the HIV Advocacy Table: A Conversation With JD Blackstone

Sex workers are not monolithic—and it is vital that their expertise be centered in HIV efforts that target the sex worker community.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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Building the Road to Black Queer Liberation at the Native Son Awards

Alphonso David, Lil Nas X, and Steven Canals were among this year’s awardees for their contributions in activism, media, and entertainment.

Marco Castro-Bojorquez at a UNAIDS conference

Remembering Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Mexican-American Filmmaker and HIV Activist

Since coming to the U.S. in the 1990s, Castro-Bojorquez had been involved in numerous artistic and activist projects, many of them related to the experience of being a queer, bilingual Latinx immigrant living with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
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“Beautiful Men Who Just Didn’t Make It”

Working at Whitman-Walker Clinic in the early 1980s, George Bellinger Jr. was among the first to see posters warning people to be careful and to wear condoms.

By Tim Murphy
Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health

“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.