The New Queer
How Sex Became a Four-Letter Word
In the 70s, Americans celebrated promiscuity. Today, it terrifies us—and we may never unlearn that fear.
The Chief Historian of the AIDS Crisis Explains How to Survive a Trump Administration
David France, author of How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, recounts lessons from the crisis and tells us how to prepare for Trump.
Getting Diagnosed with HIV Taught Me How to Live
It taught me that life is precious, and you are vulnerable. That it's not a disease, it's an opportunity to seize your life and live. And that we are going to be OK.
Why the Ashes of People With AIDS 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.
Powerful Paintings Depict the Trauma of the AIDS Crisis
“On top of everything, the newsman told us AIDS came from Africa... From a green monkey... Why everything got to come from Africa?”
Films for Outsiders: An Interview with Gregg Araki
We talked to the cult director about new queer cinema, post-punk, and crushing on Eva Green.