The 20 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men of 2014

From Greg Louganis to Keith Haring, there have been thousands of impressive gay men who have lived with HIV. In honor National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we celebrated 20 great guys who we think are reinventing what it means to be HIV-positive in 2014. Here's our snapshot introduction — and you can click on each guy to read our full interview with him.

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Sam Page
With a celebrity clientele that includes Florence Welch, the woman behind the popular indie band Florence and the Machine, and a Zen-learner-meets-gay-Dr.-Oz philosophy, Sam Page is anything but a typical Hollywood trainer.

Read his full interview here.

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Patrick Ingram
After he attended the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative’s 2014 Policy and Advocacy Summit earlier this year, blogger Patrick Ingram says he realized just how much pressure there is to act as if living with HIV is easy.

Read his full interview here.

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Andy Bell
Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and ’90s knows the music of Erasure, the chart-topping, award-winning two-man New Wave megaband started by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell nearly 30 years ago. Now they're back with a new album and Bell is still sexy as hell.

Read Andy's full profile here.

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Sean Strub
It’s been been more than 30 years since activist and author Sean Strub was diagnosed with HIV, and every year since that moment he’s been making a major impact in the fight for justice for people with HIV.

Read his full profile here.

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Matthew Zavala
Matthew Zavala works at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital’s HIV Risk Reduction Program helping (in particular, but not exclusively) young gay and bisexual men and transgender youth of color, who are disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Read his full interview here.

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Tom Spanbauer
Ruggedly handsome author Tom Spanbauer has legions of fans. The Idaho native often writes of race, sexual identity, coming of age, and creating family in his many novels including The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon, In the City of Shy Hunters, Now Is the Hour.

Read his full profile here.

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Cyon Flare
Coming out as gay to your mom at 13 is tough for many kids, but not for Cyon Flare. That's because he wore cha-cha heels as a 5-year-old. Now the Billboard chart topping performer is back with a new song and a sunny outlook.

Read his full interview here.

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