Six Pioneering Gay Writers who Helped Bring HIV/AIDS to the American Forefront

Sadly, many of these writers are no longer with us, but their works live on, serving as both educational tools and as unique time capsules for one of the darkest chapters in LGBTQ history.

Information is the Key to Fight Myths of Sexuality

LGTBI rights in Africa get some help from science.

Home HIV Test? Here’s Why You Should Say No

There’s now a home test for finding out your HIV-status and Shadley Grei hopes you never use it.

The Blame Game

Mike Sliwa believes blame has replaced responsibility and therefore reinforced dominant points of view.

How the Internet Ruined Outrage

Jeremy Feist insists that progress comes not from screaming into the Internet echo chamber, but rather through open and vulnerable dialogue.

My Uncle Didn’t Get AIDS Because He Was Gay

Kathryn DeHoyos shares the most important thing she ever learned about sex.

The “Have Not Voted” Party

Why do you vote? (Or don’t, as the case may be.)

Of Ships and Men

Cameron Conaway explores the human rights abuses in Chittagong’s notorious shipbreaking yards. Photographs by Pierre Torset.

Never to Be Sold Again

Breaking the Cycle of Child Sex Slavery: “Despite it all—the rape or abandonment or HIV—there’s hope.”

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Ban on Circumcision Up for Vote in San Francisco

A new ballot initiative in San Francisco could ban male circumcision in the city. Is this a win for “intactivists”?

Magic Johnson Reflects on 20 Years With HIV

Even after two decades of living with HIV, the ex–NBA star continues the charge to raise awareness, change perceptions, and find a cure.

Facing AIDS Online: Social Media’s Place in HIV History

December 1 is World AIDS Day, and organizations are investing significant time and money into Facebook pages and YouTube channels. But will these tools reach the populations most vulnerable to the disease?