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26th Annual glad Media Awards

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April 20th, 2015

IT’S NOT OVER: Signorile Rejects “Victory Blindness”

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On October 1, 1991, I joined furious LGBT protestors who took to the streets of West Hollywood, California. The newly elected Governor Pete Wilson, who had met with advocates during his campaign and assured them […]

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April 15th, 2015

Spilling My Guts at the ACT UP NYC Long-Term Survivors Forum


ACT UP has always intimidated me. In the 1980’s, while working at LA Shanti to provide emotional support to those dying of AIDS, I doubted my activist cred while watching the dramatic, inspiring actions of […]

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April 13th, 2015

Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower?

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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation scandal has taken a downright creepy turn. Only one day after a stunning whistleblower lawsuit against AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was made public, the embattled organization withdrew funding from an upcoming HIV advocacy event […]

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April 9th, 2015

The Angry Fallout from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandal

Michael Weinstein

Michael Weinstein, the polarizing and famously litigious head of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just got a taste of his own medicine when a stunning Whistleblower lawsuit against AHF filed last year was unsealed and made […]

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February 23rd, 2015

The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat

Timothy Crop

The annual HIV Cruise Retreat, commonly referred to as “The Poz Cruise,” will set sail this November 8-15 aboard the Ruby Princess, departing Los Angeles and cruising the Mexican Riviera cities of Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta […]

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February 3rd, 2015

Our Transgender Teachable Moment


The lobby of the Melbourne convention center at the international AIDS conference last July was packed with scientists, community educators, and activists. I was busy wrangling interviews for my daily video blogs. Across the room […]

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January 23rd, 2015

About That GLAAD Media Award Nomination

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  For twenty-five years I have been writing about living openly as a gay man living with HIV. Along the way I have spilled secrets, opened up about sex and relationships, highlighted the work of […]

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January 6th, 2015

15 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015

Yvette Raphael

They come from different cultures and regions of the world, but these fifteen HIV activists all share one important trait: a fierce devotion to HIV issues and a commitment to leave their mark on 2015. […]

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November 28th, 2014

Once, When We Were Heroes


My brother Richard smiles a lot. He has an easy laugh. But there was a time, years ago, when he held a poisonous drink in his hands and begged his dying lover not to swallow […]

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November 12th, 2014

VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes

Josh Chanse

When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she […]

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