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Exclusive: We kiki with Q from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

The season 16 finalist discusses her early life, her journey on Drag Race, opening up about living with HIV — and looks ahead to what's next.

Todrick Hall has long supported the communities he comes from

"Some people will love what you do and some will never be fans. Give your attention to people who will defend you in rooms you’re not in."

Mr. Gay World's Plus cover story: behind the scenes

On Advocate Channel's new program, Cover to Cover, Stephen Walker speaks to pageant winner/health advocate Troy Michael Smith.

PEPFAR in Peril: The Far-Right Wants to End the Lifesaving Global HIV Program

Although PEPFAR has saved an estimated 25 million lives over the past 20 years (and was created by a Republican administration), extreme conservatives are attempting to shut it down.

Este Aliado del VIH Está Condimentando la Salud Sexual

Nuestra estrella de portada de la edición Latinx, Pedro Coronado, está agregando un poco de torcedura a las conversaciones sobre salud sexual.

This HIV Ally Is Spicing Up Sexual Health

Our Latinx issue cover star, Pedro Coronado, isn't afraid to add a little kink into conversations around sexual health.

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.

Far-Right's 'Morality War' Now Has Its Sights Set on PrEP Access

First, there were attacks on trans rights and marriage equality, then the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and now they're coming for PrEP. Are HIV meds next?

La 'Guerra Moral' de la Extrema Derecha Ahora Tiene la Vista Puesta en el Acceso a la PrEP

Primero, hubo ataques a los derechos de las personas trans y la igualdad en el matrimonio, luego la anulación de Roe v. Wade, y ahora vienen por la PrEP. ¿Son siguientes los medicamentos para el VIH?

The Real World's Danny Roberts Returns to TV to Speak His Truth

The reality TV pioneer opens up about living with HIV, the difficullties of sudden fame, and the joys of fatherhood.

Tyler TerMeer Makes History as SFAF's First Black CEO

As he takes his seat at the helm of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Dr. TerMeer reflects on the strong Black women and others who got him there.

Drag Superstar Trinity K. Bonet Remains a Queen for the People

Our cover star opens up up life beyond Drag Race, and why she continues to use her platform to educate folks about HIV

What HIV Looks Like Now: Good Morning America's Tony Morrison

After years of shame, this Emmy-winning journalist opened up about the pain of HIV stigma. Now, he’s an inspiration to others — and our person of the year.

Foes Tried to Sex Shame Him, But Rep. Roger Montoya Got the Last Laugh

Lawmaker Roger Montoya, a proud gay man living with HIV, survived bullying, homophobia, and a nasty political campaign to emerge as one of our nation’s most inspiring leaders.

Talk Show Host Gracie Cartier on Her Inspiring Journey of Self-Love

How the trans advocate and Emmy-nominated hairstylist broke free of negative thinking about life with HIV.

Musician Dizz Offers a Masterclass on Owning Your HIV Status

The Canadian pop star turned fear and guilt into determination and inspiration.

'N.Y. Times' Journalist Linda Villarosa Writes Our Lives

Villarosa is the nation’s preeminent expert on health disparities and HIV in the African-American community. 

HIV Activists David and Johnny Lester-Massey Share Their Love Story

The beloved serodiscordant couple, recently wed in Venice, are continuing to remind people living with HIV that love knows no status.

Michael K. Williams as a Gay Veteran Living With HIV Still Resonates

He mesmerized us on The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, but his gay character on TV as HIV-positive veteran Ken Jones on When We Rise was smooth sailing for the actor and activist. 

This Sexy 'Tales of the City' Star Has Got Our Attention

In the latest installment of the Netflix revival, gay actor Murray Bartlett offers a fresh look at living with HIV in 2019.