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Lady Catiria Reyes

Remembering NYCs Queen of Nightlife: Lady Catiria, HIV-Positive Transgender Performer

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.

The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial

How to Make an American AIDS Memorial

Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.

Porchia Dees

I'm a Beautiful Black Queen Living With HIV, Not Stigma

Porchia Dees was born with HIV. After years of struggling with stigma, she's defining her life on her own terms.

Camryn Garrett and book cover

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.

Red Hot’s latest campaign “Love Is The Drug” aims to support the human centered approach of harm reduction

Red Hot Keeps Burning With New Projects in the Streaming Era

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.

Red Hot collage

Red Hot Organization Turns 30 With A History of Music and Fundraising for HIV/AIDS

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.

CBGB, New York City, Manhattan, Historical New York Landmark, Black & White

Red Hot + 30 Years Old: How a Group of Activists Made an HIV Charity a Musical Iconoclast

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.

Red Hot's Keith Haring PSA

Red Hot + Launches and Succeeds in the MTV Era

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.

Verve Records donating $500,000 from the sale of Red Hot + Rio in 1998

Red Hot Funding Fuels an AIDS Movement -- Including ACT UP and Other Groups

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.

"Red Hot + Rio," 1996

Red Hot Raises Funds for Budding HIV Activist Groups Around the Globe

Part 5: "It was really before treatment got to people who needed it most … in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, [this funding] was the lifeline for people," said global health advocate Ron MacInnis.