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Advocacy in action with AIDSWatch

As the fight for health, rights, and recognition rages on, AIDSWatch remains the nation's largest event for HIV advocacy and building a community around those living with and vulnerable to HIV.

Nex Benedict’s tragic death further proves that Oklahoma is not OK

This HIV activist spent time in the area following the tragedy, and while the local LGBTQ+ community remains strong — so does its opposing forces.

HIV Advocate, Journalist Josh Kruger Murdered in His Home

The gay writer was a fixture in Philadelphia, where he advocated for the most marginalized.

Ghana's Newest Anti-LGBTQ+ Law Sparks Protests

A proposed law in the country would require citizens to report LGBTQ+ people to authorities.

Arrests Follow HIV Funding Protest at Speaker McCarthy's Office

Republicans are waffling on reauthorizing PEPFAR, which has saved millions of lives across the globe.

HIV Warrior Ronnie Grace Battling Stage 4 Cancer

Grace, a longtime HIV educator and LGBTQ+ advocate, is being treated for stage 4 liver and bile cancer.

Plus155 July/Aug: The Treatment Issue & Activist Mark S. King

In this issue, we bring you all the latest info about HIV treatment and prevention, and celebrate author and longtime HIV activist Mark S. King.

Author and Activist Mark S. King Gets Real About Sex, Drugs, and HIV

In his fascinating new memoir, the award-winning blogger illustrates that those living with HIV can have just as crazy, beautiful, sexy, and fabulous lives as anyone else.

Plus154 May-June: All About U=U

In this issue, we celebrate allies like reality star Greg Mathis Jr. and seven years of the U=U movement that continues to change lives.

Greg Mathis Jr. Is Using His Reality Star Platform to End HIV Stigma

The breakout star of Mathis Family Matters breaks down the importance of education and using your voice to fight for health resources.

Plus153 March-April 2023: The Wellness Issue

In this special issue of Plus, we talk about the importance of taking care of your body as well as healing and caring for your mental and emotional health.

What to Know About 2023's HIV is Not a Crime Awareness Day

The second annual event aims to decriminalize HIV entirely.

Rev. Steve Pieters is a Symbol of Hope for a New Generation

The famous activist reflects on the AIDS epidemic, the mpox outbreak, and his journey to faith. 

Actress Lexi Underwood Says Young People Can Help Fight HIV

The (RED) ambassador reflects on her life-changing trip to Tanzania and says her activism is just beginning.

Meet the 2022-2023 Pedro Zamora Scholars

Gilead is helping support the latest group of young people who continue to carry the torch for the late HIV activist.

How These Young, HIV-Positive Gay Men Found Each Other

"Being with other queer HIV-positive people is a liberating experience that allows a release of anxiety around status."

New Film Shows How Dionne Warwick Took on AIDS Crisis and Racism

The CNN documentary "Don't Make Me Over" looks back on the legendary entertainer's life and career.

Plus 152 Jan/Feb 2023: African American Issue w/ Sheryl Lee Ralph

In our first issue of the new year, we celebrate the Black community and its amazing contributions to the fight against HIV. 

Drag Race UK's Cheddar Gorgeous Auctions Iconic ACT UP Look for Charity

The runner-up of Drag Race UK season 4 is donating her legendary runway look for a great cause.

How This Black Gay Millennial Helped Bring U=U to the White House

At 28, our Person of the Year, Deondre Moore, has already made enormous impact in the fight against HIV. And he's just getting started.