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Eitan Baron

Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Eitan Baron “Freedom is not something you are given, but something you have to take”—Méret Oppenheim, Swiss Surrealist Artist and Photographer. As I read this at a recent exhibit in the Haifa Museum of Art, a surge of electricity rushed through my svelte body. I had already taken Méret’s advice! [...]

Alternate Endings

Posted on December 14, 2014 by in Features

Alternate Endings Visual AIDS marks the twenty-fifty anniversary of Day With(out) Art by Alina Oswald If art were a person, she—yes, she—would be a historian, documenting not only our desires and fantasies, but also the part of history usually left untold. And when it comes to documenting the history of AIDS, maybe there’s no better [...]

Visual AIDS Benefit Prints

Posted on November 26, 2014 by in Gallery

Gifts to Be Given Artists Deborah Kass, Philip Taaffe and Glenn Ligon donate their artwork to Visual AIDS to be included in a brand new Benefit Print Edition fundraising project by Alina Oswald In the end, we may all want world peace, to borrow a line from Miss Congeniality, but maybe a world without AIDS [...]

Susan Blond

Posted on November 12, 2014 by in Cover Story

Blond Ambitions Susan Blond strives to better the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS through her work with DIFFA by Lester Strong Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black Susan Blond: You may not recognize the name. But you’ll certainly recognize the roster of celebrities and organizations she’s represented over the years as press representative [...]

WehoLife

Posted on October 20, 2014 by in Features

Tricks of the Trade WehoLife Videos Take a Edgy, Frank Approach to HIV Prevention by Stevie St. John These aren’t your mother’s HIV-prevention messages…unless, of course, your mother is a sassy, redheaded drag star. That drag star would be Miss Coco Peru (Girls Will Be Girls, Trick), who is featured in one of the most [...]

Mexican Radio

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Once in a while there are reasons to see the upside being HIV-positive. I am looking forward to this year’s United States Conference on AIDS—presented by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), from October 2 to 5, in San Diego! My former hometown on the Mexican border is where, over a [...]

Swim for Life

Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Features, Noteworthy

Live, Love, Swim Turning the tables on the ice-bucket challenge, more than 400 swimmers plunged into the unseasonably mild waters of the Provincetown Harbor on Saturday, September 6th for the 27th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla. Joined by more than 75 kayakers, safety boats, cheering supporters and an impressive staff of volunteers, [...]

Amazin LeThi

Posted on September 11, 2014 by in Features

Raise Your Voice Author, fitness guru & Athlete Ally Ambassador Amazin LeThi uses the universal language of sports to change the attitudes about HIV/AIDS in the Asian community and around the world Text & Photos by Alina Oswald “You gotta give them hope,” Harvey Milk once said. His words have inspired generations, and resonated with [...]

Jesse Finley Reed

Posted on September 5, 2014 by in Gallery

Bleakness & Becoming Jesse Finley Reed Explores Sexuality & Empowerment in the Age of AIDS by Stevie St. John When his lifelong physician grew serious and addressed him as “Mr. Reed,” Jesse Finley Reed was unsettled. Then the doctor asked Reed if he were a homosexual. It was 1993, two years before protease inhibitors would [...]

Nir Zilberman

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Nir Zilberman I was stunned! My ruby red lips blanched white as I stared at a clothing store’s display window several months ago on West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard. Seated in a wheelchair and hooked up to an IV and an oxygen tank was a mannequin in a hospital gown. [...]