Lights, Camera, Activism!

"Just the Two of Us” is a song performed by Grover Washington, Jr., and the latest inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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...

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...

Vive La France!

October marks the anniversary of Rock Hudson’s death from AIDS-related causes at age fifty-nine. October 2, to be exact. It had only been a...

All in the Family

Frontdesk by David Waggoner November is a month when we have to decide to which candidates we give our votes. Sometimes, as we all know, we...

Children of the Revolution

Many moons ago, my father served as an intelligence officer, even briefing President John F. Kennedy during the tense days of the Cuban Missile...

Everything to Declare

Never one to jump to conclusions, but I might as well start a new bad habit, what with the way the news flow has...

We Are the Warriors

Disclosure. First actor Danny Pintauro disclosed he was living with HIV. Now Charlie Sheen. It’s an odd word—“disclosure.” It seems so official, so legalistic....

United for the Cure

As we were going to press on this issue I decided to scrap a Frontdesk essay that I was fond of for one that might not be as well written but is certainly more timely.

Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Sounds fishy to me! As we go to press, the Olympics are winding down and the suffering of tens of thousands of lives in...

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