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Plus 148 May-June Issue: Alexandra Billings, Troye Sivan, and More

Plus 148 May-June Issue: Alexandra Billings, Troye Sivan, and More

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In this issue, we focus on women and HIV — and Hollywood's shifting attitude on the topic — and celebrate six years of U=U. 

Our May/June 2022 print edition of Plus magazine delves into how Hollywood is finally shifting its attitudes around HIV — especially thanks to brave celebs like our cover star Alexandra Billings. The actress, singer, and trans activist has been open about being a longterm survivor of HIV throughout her career, and details much of the pain and trauma she experienced at the epidemic's height in the 1980s and '90s in her new memoir, This Time for Me. In the book, Billings also recounts her days as a sex worker and how she eventually became one of the most visible and successful trans actors today — a platform she's used to bring HIV narratives to light in shows like Transparent. We also chat with Three Months star Troye Sivan about how the coming-of-age tale of a young man waiting for his HIV test results is a story of hope rather than despair. Plus, we celebrate Black women, like Real Housewives' Garcelle Beauvais, who have always been instrumental in the fight against HIV, as well as celebrate 6 years of the U=U (undetectable equals untransmittable) movement.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.