ACT UP

LGBTQ

The Trans Rights Movement's Mothers Are Finally Getting Their Due

In 'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson,' filmmaker David France illuminates the story of trans heroes ignored for far too long.
Manuel Betancourt
10.8.17
LGBTQ

How AIDS Changed Art Forever

Three recent exhibitions show that though HIV is no longer a death sentence, the art world is still grappling with its psychological toll.
Muri Assunção
8.22.17
LGBTQ

Can a Pride Be Proud with Unethical Corporate Sponsorship?

An increasing bevy of activists say they can't—a conflict that's redefining the battleground of LGBTQ rights.
Steven Blum
6.25.17
LGBTQ

What I've Learned from 30 Years of AIDS Activism

Older generations of LGBTQ people know Peter Staley as a hero. He explained what lessons can be drawn from his time fighting AIDS today.
Peter Staley
3.31.17
HIV

My First 30 Years with HIV

French HIV/AIDS activist Didier Lestrade reflects on a lifetime spent fighting the epidemic, in both public and private.
Didier Lestrade
2.24.17
Art

Meet the Artists Who Came of Age After the AIDS Epidemic

The exhibition 'One day this kid will get larger' provides a fresh perspective on HIV/AIDS.
B. David Zarley
2.3.17
Stuff

The Chief Historian of the AIDS Crisis Explains How to Survive a Trump Administration

David France, author of <i>How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS</i>, recounts lessons from the crisis and tells us how to prepare for Trump.
Peter Moskowitz
12.3.16
Stuff

Is the LGBTQ Community Ready to Fight in Trump’s America?

The fight for LGBTQ rights has produced some of America's most attention-grabbing – and effective – activism over the past half-century. Can that spirit reawaken under a Trump White House?
Jon Shadel
11.25.16
Stuff

What It Feels Like to March as the Spirit of a Gun Violence Victim

Demonstrations by the protest group Gays Against Guns feature veiled stand-ins for shooting victims, dressed all in white, silently marching to represent their spirit.
Khalid El Khatib
11.22.16
Stuff

Why the Ashes of AIDS Victims on the White House Lawn Matter

Twenty years ago, in response to government officials' failure to adequately respond to AIDS, ACT UP brought the bodies their inaction murdered to a place they couldn't be ignored—their front lawn.
Jason Silverstein
8.30.16
News

Can Gays Against Guns Break the American Gun Industrial Complex?

Yesterday's die-in, held in New York outside investment firm BlackRock, Inc., proved that radical queer activism is still kicking.
Tyler Trykowski
8.17.16
Art

Kia Labeija's Firsthand Account of Growing Up HIV+

The artist shares her essay 'Eleven' titled after the 11th anniversary of her mother's passing.
Kia Labeija
12.1.15
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