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Not Buying Dallas Buyers Club

Patrick Mulcahey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick Mulcahey

Critics have showered Dallas Buyers Club with praise, which is good news for Focus Features and Matthew McConaughey, whose outsized performance swings for the fences. But it's bad news for LGBT history and the history of AIDS activism.

AIDS: The First Five Years

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

Recently, artists have begun to examine the early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York with a new lens. The Oscar-nominated documentary "How to Surv...

It's World AIDS Day... Does Anyone Care?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

As we observe World AIDS Day, I find it perplexing that few seem willing to embrace or even mention the epidemic that so greatly affected and altered the LGBT community. What is it about that era that frightens us so?

Celebrating Gay America's 'Heroic Legacy' in the AIDS Plague

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 03.04.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

I've spent 25 years -- about half my life -- reporting and documenting what I call "gay America's heroic legacy in the AIDS plague." But since doing dozens of interviews to update my book, I've been concerned by how quickly our heroic legacy is being forgotten.