Even if a cost-effective HIV/AIDS cure and vaccine were here now, we still would most likely not get to the end of this epidemic without the leadership of the next generation. To that end, it is my great honor to introduce the 2014 POZ 100, which celebrates youth power. Our fifth annual list spotlights the efforts of 100 unsung heroes under the age of 30.
It took over 20 years for Larry Kramer to finally see his gut-punching AIDS play The Normal Heart put to film, but only days for the movie's few critics to slam its lack of racial and gender diversity. In what is now becoming a familiar pattern, filmmakers are being told to diversify our history, even if that history was less than diverse.