Cover Stories

He mesmerized us as Omar on The Wire, charmed us as Chalky on Boardwalk Empire, and still has us coming back for more as half of the titular Hap and Leonard. So expertly crafting another gay character on TV (real-life, HIV-positive veteran Ken Jones on When We Rise) was smooth sailing for the actor and activist. But the reasons why he took this role was way more personal than many realize.

March 20 2017 5:00 AM

In this exclusive interview, Smollett and comedian Sampson McCormick get real about the responsibility of being Black gay artists, the quest for an HIV cure, and what’s really at the root of homophobia and oppression.

November 15 2016 6:30 AM

Documenting his own life as a poz person with disabilities helped activist-turned-actor Joseph Kibler inspire thousands of others

February 08 2016 4:00 AM

From child star to advocate, Danny Pintauro shares his struggles with meth, sex, and HIV.

December 14 2015 4:00 AM

Counter Narrative's Charles Stephens thinks so.

November 05 2015 8:02 AM

He’s one of cable TV’s biggest stars, but when Matt Bomer traded in his White Collar to star in The Normal Heart, his stunning performance of an HIV-positive man was unparalleled in cinema history.

December 13 2014 2:33 PM

Project Runway’s Mondo Guerra talks love, food, fashion, his role on Lifetime’s Under the Gunn, and his work with Dining Out for Life, a foodie fundraiser for HIV and AIDS

May 06 2014 12:27 PM
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