On the 25th anniversary of that film, a new documentary follows up with the dancers. Strike a Pose reveals their ups and downs over the years, including the impact of HIV in their lives. Three of the dancers were living with the virus while on tour, but none of them disclosed that fact to one another at the time.
I'm a Los Angeles-based medical doctor who, for the past 25 years, has specialized in treating the LGBT community. I've witnessed the ravages of AIDS, the physical and psychological trauma of violent hate crimes, depression and suicide in a community specifically targeted for discrimination because of who they love.