Prior, a character from Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (1993) suffers from HIV/AIDS. His story was common among many young gay men in NYC at that time. For many, AIDS was a scary and difficult subject to discuss. In the play, Prior was scared to tell Louis, his […]Read more "Gay Men’s Health Crisis: An Early Haven for People with AIDS"
“The early days of the AIDS epidemic were marked by prejudice, ignorance, and political strife — but the grassroots work of pioneering activists changed the conversation, sparking the fight that generated real change, and eventually, strong action from national and international leaders.”  ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) is an international direct action […]Read more "Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism"
HIV/AIDS is more prevalent among the African-American community than any other community in the United States. “The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times that of whites based on population size.”  African Americans account for 14 percent of the U.S. population, but yet still make up a majority of HIV/AIDS […]Read more "The Black AIDS Institute"
The Whitney Biennial, on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 7through May 25, is a contemporary art exhibition featuring young and lesser-known artists. Michelle Grabner, Anthony Elms, and Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance at MoMA curate the Biennial. Comer curated the much talked about and highly discussed third […]Read more "The Whitney Biennial: A Review of Sexuality"