Night Watch: AIDS Activism & the Arts

Over in Amsterdam, when I wasn’t helping to person the A&U booth at the International AIDS Conference, I had the chance to visit some...

Simple Truth

Sometimes we become weighed down by the complexities of life, and, in particular, the intricate challenges we face as we navigate life with HIV/AIDS....

Versed in Adversity

As we look to the fall and all the educational responsibilities of raising literate children (in my case grandchildren) in an age that favors...

Family Values & Generational AIDS Advocacy

Just mention grandmothers and AIDS and one thinks immediately of the pandemic in South Africa and other countries on that continent. Grandmothers empowered themselves...

Jump In!

Jump! Jump—for my love! When I saw on social media that The Pointer Sisters performed at AIDS Walk New York last month, I was...

The Beat Goes On

More than twenty years ago, A&U featured Joan Rivers in a cover story interview, written by Glenn Gaylord. October 1996, to be exact. We...

Kids in America

About the same time that I learned that Chloë Sevigny had agreed to be our April cover story, I got a call from a...

Voices Carry

Mass shootings in American schools have occurred so frequently of late that when you bring up the topic in conversation, your listener is likely...

AIDS Is Not a Metaphor

Flesh & Blood by David Waggoner For hundreds of years, many immigrants have come to our shores in search of a better life. A better life...

Seven Banned Words

Just when I thought it was safe to be an HIV-positive American, I read that there are words that are no longer safe from...

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Putting People First

Putting People First Many moons ago, when a reporter tried to elicit a response to the AIDS crisis from the Reagan Administration’s White House press...