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Ebola vs. AIDS, Obama vs. Reagan

Peter Staley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

Compare and contrast: Ebola vs. AIDS, Obama vs. Reagan. Anyone who continues to defend President Reagan's response to AIDS is ignoring a history of gross negligence compared with the response to other disease outbreaks in the U.S.

Movie Review: Pride Proudly Crosses Lines

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pride is the kind of movie that is best seen without knowing its storyline going in. Because it delivers something quite different than you expect, based on the kind of movie it seems to be.

President Of The Black AIDS Institute: Gay Men In New York Did Not And Do Not Matter

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

The recent release of the much-anticipated film "The Normal Heart," which follows a gay activist trying to raise awareness in the early years of the A...

'You'll Never Get a Date Now': On Being Straight in the AIDS Community

Victoria Noe | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Victoria Noe

It was 1989, and I'd just told a former boyfriend that I was taking a break from my fundraising consulting practice to become the development director at Chicago House, a residential program for people living with AIDS. He was right: Nothing ruined the evening like telling a guy where I worked.

Love in a Cold Climate: Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves and the AIDS Crisis

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Coming to Britain at the same time as David France's How to Survive a Plague, the arrival of Jonas Gardell's Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves may represent a moment in our culture when sufficient time has elapsed for reflection and reconciliation, and also, I think, a renewal of anger.

Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men With Our AIDS Tragedy

Mark S. King | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980s, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS. I will not dig up Lesley's body and beat young gay men with his corpse. Lesley did not perish so that I could use him as a scare tactic. He wasn't a cautionary tale. He wasn't a martyr.

The HIV Generation Gap

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Just like in any battle, some of the long-term survivors of HIV can sometimes hold a bit of resentment toward those who avoided the worst part of the fight. And this sentiment is quite understandable. The early days of HIV are comparable to very few other epidemics in modern history.

Tim Cummings' Passage to The Normal Heart

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"It was profound, and admittedly a little nutty, but more importantly, it was one of the first times I realized something about myself as an actor: I am deeply committed to the work; I am very particular about the conveyance of the playwright's truths, be they fact or fiction."

Larry Kramer, Hannah Arendt, Vladimir Putin and the Life-and-Death Importance of Speaking Out

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What Larry Kramer, inspired so profoundly by Hannah Arendt, demonstrated is that the importance of our voices -- of speaking our minds and our truths, of organizing, of acting up and out -- can mean the difference between life and death. Which brings us to the situation in Russia.

How I Didn't Get AIDS

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Most of my young gay friends are uninterested in the history of my membership in ACT UP, but a few, like Jake, are curious, even insistent. I answer their questions and try to explain what it was like to be 25 in the East Village in 1989.

ACT UP Members Reunite, Without the Anger -- At Least for Now

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Kathleen Kiley

Spencer Cox's death triggered an awareness that remaining unconnected (and silent) was no longer effective in dealing with the trauma and sorrow of the AIDS crisis. So former members will converge on a Greenwich Village club to reconnect -- and perhaps settle on a strategy.

AIDS at 32: For Whom the Bell Tolls (32 Notables Share Their Stories)

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I reached out to both those who directly faced the onslaught of HIV/AIDS and those who are younger who have never known a world without it, to find out how 32 years of HIV/AIDS have affected their lives. Here are 32 voices on the 32nd year of AIDS.

Is This My Beautiful Life?

Peter Staley | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

Many of us AIDS-generation survivors in some way have unprocessed grief, or guilt, or an overwhelming sense of abandonment from a gay community that turned its back on us and increasingly stigmatizes us, all in an attempt to pretend that AIDS isn't its problem anymore.

The Song Of The Unlikely Survivor / My Beautiful Life

Robert Levithan | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Recently I attended a forum titled "Is This My Beautiful Life?" It focused on the veterans of the front lines of AIDS: activists and survivors. Like veterans of Vietnam and Iraq, many have not fully recovered. I seem to have. However, there's a deep grief that fills my heart.

The First AIDS Generation: Grappling With Why We're Alive And What It Means

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

All of us who were in the trenches of the AIDS war are today dealing with the grief and the survivor guilt. Many are grappling with deeper scars and something akin to post-traumatic stress. But unlike for veterans of other wars, there isn't any built-in support system for us.

Using Her Megaphone to Fight AIDS: An Interview With Lisa Lampanelli

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

Recently I visited with comedy's lovable "Queen of Mean" and also one of Gay Men's Health Crisis' heroes, Lisa Lampanelli.

Is HIV Being Shortchanged?

Seth Rosen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Seth Rosen

Major philanthropists are ignoring the continuing AIDS crisis in the United States. Why is HIV no longer a top priority among those with the means to do something about a still-spreading disease that can only be held at bay with costly medications and cannot be cured? People are dying.

William McGuinness

LOOK: From Yale, A New Approach To Remembering A Painful AIDS Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | William McGuinness | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Like good ideas, the Yale AIDS Memorial Project started as a simple one to change the world. In a brainstorming session held toward that purpose at ma...

The Life And Times Of David Wojnarowicz

Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

"Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz" is paying tribute to the artist, writer and AIDS activist whose name entered headlines in...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

What You May Not Know About The Fight Against AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Black Voices

It's been a big month in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On May 10, a panel of federal advisers gave a thumbs up to the first drug shown to prevent HI...

A Mother's Day Tribute For Women In Need

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Happy Mother's Day to every mother on this planet. We acknowledge your sacrifice, your hardships and your undying love. We only hope that we can give back a fraction of what you have given to us.

Grannies Revisit Motherhood Because Of Uganda's HIV Epidemic

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

In 2008 we began to help our students' caretakers, their elderly grandmothers. What began as a handful of guardians has blossomed into a program assisting over 6,200 grannies who are self-organized into 91 groups in three districts.

What Will Elton John's First Book Be About?

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Books

LONDON — Elton John is writing his first book, a personal account of the AIDS crisis. The musician says "Love is the Cure: Ending the Global Ai...

Television Without Millionaires?

Jack Healey | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Jack Healey

The idea is simple. What would happen if we broadcast an entire day's programming without a single millionaire being visible on the screen?

Assumption Of Responsibility: Condoms And The Pope

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

If the pope can increase the number of men who use condoms, if he can take "a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility," he will have done something. Which is, at least, not nothing.