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Watch Madonna honor two AIDS heroes at her NYC concert

The Queen of Pop saluted nurses Ellen Matzer and Valery Hughes, who were in the audience at Madison Square Garden.

Our country's dark history of persecuting people with HIV

A look back on the criminalization of HIV in the U.S. reveals its connection to systemic racism, classism, and homophobia.

Reflecting on World AIDS Day

Equalpride's Mark Berryhill shares his thoughts on a disease that's impacted our community for over four decades.

Nasty Pig's Cofounder Reflects on Love, Sex & World AIDS Day

David Lauterstein opens up about the AIDS epidemic, kink pride, and rubber chaps.

35 Years of World AIDS Day

A look back at how this annual commemoration — launched in1988 — brought the public’s attention to a pandemic’s reality.

Russell Tovey's Mission to Honor Artists of the AIDS Era

The out actor uses his art expertise to resurrect the work of lost creators.

HIV Advocate, Journalist Josh Kruger Murdered in His Home

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

How to Honor Senior Survivors of HIV

National HIV/AIDS And Aging Awareness Day recognizes the growing number of "golden" people living with the disease.

Rock Hudson: The Life of Hollywood's Closeted Gay Heartthrob

A look back on the life and career of the legendary star who we lost during the AIDS epidemic.

Prince Harry Says Mom Diana 'Led With Empathy' Against HIV

“While my mother did not live to see the success of today’s treatments, I feel immense pride in being able to continue her advocacy with you,” the Duke of Sussex recently wrote.

Striking New HIV Monument Coming to Ireland

The "Embraced Loop" is a different take on the typical AIDS memorial.

Don’t Miss the Largest Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in a Decade

The display in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will include many of the Quilt’s original handsewn panels, but for two days only.

A Pioneer in Gay Men's Health Care Passes Away

Dr. Anthony Scarsella was the last surviving member of a historic group that centered the health care needs of gay men and folks living with HIV.

Philadelphia to Honor Those It Lost to AIDS, But Not With a Statue

The city's LGBTQ+ Center will soon launch Remembrance, a living AIDS memorial that utilizes art, music, and stories. 

GMHC Has Been Helping People Living with HIV for 40 Years

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis has survived since the first days of the HIV epidemic — and is still caring for those who have survived along with it.

When a Group of Silver Screen Vixens Dared to Stand Up to HIV Stigma

How Vivian Blaine, Mamie Van Doren, and a handful of other aging "B-movie" actresses kickstarted HIV fundraising efforts in Hollywood.

The Memoir We've Been Waiting For: Peter Staley's 'Never Silent'

"There's no way we would've gotten through that without a heavy dose of sex, love, humor, community."

Why Baseball's Glenn Burke is Still Important to HIV History

Once labeled the next Mickey Mantle, Burke died penniless of AIDS complications. But his story still needs to be told. 

40 Years Ago: Meeting at Larry Kramer's House as a Pandemic Began

In 1981, a few activists sounded the alarm on a looming health catastrophe, but most people looked the other way — just as they did in 2020.