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December 1 Is World AIDS Day

December 1 Is World AIDS Day

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Worldwide, an estimated 38 million people are living HIV, with more than 17 million still receiving no treatment to halt the progression of AIDS-related illnesses, according to data from UNAIDS. In 2016, approximately 1.8 million people became newly infected, with 160,000 of those under the age of 18, amfAR, the Foundation for […]

Classic D.H. Lawrence Film Adaptation Revived

Classic D.H. Lawrence Film Adaptation Revived

BY GARY M. KRAMER |  “Women in Love,” Ken Russell’s ecstatic and erotic adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel, is getting a weeklong re-release in a digitally re-mastered version at the Metrograph. The film, written for the screen and produced by ACT UP founder Larry Kramer, was a landmark romantic drama upon its release in 1969, in […]

At 35th, GMHC Marches to West Village AIDS Memorial

At 35th, GMHC Marches to West Village AIDS Memorial

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On August 11, 1981, Nathan Fain, Larry Kramer, Larry Mass, Paul Popham, Paul Rapoport, and Edmund White gathered in Kramer’s apartment for an urgent discussion of how the gay community could confront a frightening new deadly disease striking men in their midst. The result was Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the […]

Church of the Safe to Say It

Church of the Safe to Say It

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It wasn’t that kind of Inaugural Ball. Nobody looked past trans theater artist Maybe Burke’s talent; there was nary a word about who designed the clothes. Eyes didn’t dart when Natalie Douglas declared, “I’m a woman, so bleeding is political” before nailing a song about meeting Jesus in a Christopher Street […]

When Activists Made a Difference

When Activists Made a Difference

BY NATHAN RILEY | David France’s masterly new history of the battle against AIDS does double duty: chronicling the exciting but desperate mobilization against the fatal epidemic while also offering inspiration to activists – many from that earlier fight, but many more who are younger – who must today confront the reality of Donald Trump as […]

Thumping Trump, Larry Kramer A Lion Once More

Thumping Trump, Larry Kramer A Lion Once More

BY ANDY HUMM | Most people opposing Donald Trump figure his supporters are beyond conversion therapy and are focusing on getting out the vote for their side. But Larry Kramer, not usually known for his diplomacy, made a heartfelt and passionate appeal in an open letter to billionaire developer Steve Roth, whom he calls a […]

Gun Debate Largely Omits Talk of Suicides

Gun Debate Largely Omits Talk of Suicides

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | In the days following the June 12 killings of 49 people in an Orlando, Florida, gay club, LGBT gun control groups popped up around the country, including two named Gays Against Guns that formed independently in New York City. Dozens of established LGBT groups joined AIDS, progressive, and faith groups in endorsing […]

GMHC Fêtes Dustin Lance Black, Mary Fisher, Louis Bradbury

GMHC Fêtes Dustin Lance Black, Mary Fisher, Louis Bradbury

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | The annual Spring Gala of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, held March 21 at Cipriani 42nd Street, honored screenwriter and director Dustin Lance Black and advocate Mary Fisher, along with the group’s former board chair Louis Bradbury. Black won the Academy Award in screenwriting for the 2008 “Milk,” and was […]

“Society’s Child” Returns to Manhattan

“Society’s Child” Returns to Manhattan

BY DAVID NOH | If for no other reason than the poignantly empathic song “At 17,” prolific singer-songwriter Janis Ian is assured a place in music immortality. The troubled youthful reminiscence, released in 1975, has touched a chord with generations of listeners and became a cultural reference point in TV and movies from “The Simpson” to […]

The Keeper

The Keeper

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | Most every morning throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, he walked into the very epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the heart of Greenwich Village. He was the head gardener of the many bulletin boards where a Help Wanted notice for a poodle stylist might jockey for position with a call for submissions to […]

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