hiv Tag Archive

rIVerse: Turning Adversity Into Art

There’s a new group of superheroes on the scene – they’ve got the outfits, they’ve got the attitude, and they’ve got the superpower – turning adversity into art....

The Doctor Is In (Our Fantasies)

It’s both the ultimate embarrassment and the beginning of every gay porno: you arrive for your annual exam, learn that your physician is incredibly hot, and get inappropriately...

‘Sin’ Is In – Excavating 80s Queer Culture

Perspective is a powerful window through time. We look back at the past with a mixture of whimsy, wistfulness, and wonder. If only we could send a message to our younger selves...

Giving Is Sexy – Just Ask Gay for Good

The pulse of an electronic symphony throbs from a nearby DJ kiosk. A drag queen barks BINGO numbers and rewards participants with prizes and attitude galore. Queer elation swirls...

Love Knows No Status:

By David Artavia In March 2013, David Lester-Massey (then Massey) gave an interview that would change his life forever. At the time, Atlanta-based marketing professional and...

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

By Porchia Dees I am a Beautiful Black Queen Living with HIV. It has taken a long time for me to come to terms with that statement, because the concepts of beauty and HIV...

People We Love 2019: Guy Anthony

Why should you love activist Guy Anthony? The organizer, community leader and author has already done more to educate LGBTQ people about HIV/AIDS and issues facing the black...

This Is How AIDS Killed “America’s Favorite Dad,” Actor Robert Reed

Actor Robert Reed shocked the nation when he died suddenly on May 12, 1992 from AIDS-related colon cancer at the age of 59. He lived his entire life in the closet, although those...

DBGM Conference Unites People of Color in A Crusade for Mental Health and Social Justice

LGBT people take their lives four times more often than the general population. LGBTQ people of color are at exponentially higher risk. In order to address the specific challenges...

This is the First AIDS Ward: A New Documentary Takes You to “5B”

A film revisits the caregivers of Ward 5B, who faced fear and scorn to assist the first AIDS victims By definition, a hero is someone who displays courage or ability and is ad-...

This Is What It’s Like When Heroic Organizations Join Forces

It was a meeting of the minds and missions when Housing Works and Bailey House, two of New York City’s most respected organizations in the HIV/AIDS healthcare arena, began to...

This Is How to Never Forget to Take Your Meds Again

Effective HIV therapy depends on medication adherence. That means taking your medication at the same time each day. Strict adherence to one’s HIV regimen will reduce the risk of...