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Kevin Truong

Posted on July 15, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Kevin Truong What keeps Miss Ruby on top of her game? The four divine “P’s,” that’s what—Patience plus Persistence plus Passion equals Payoff! This is my daily mantra and it seems to be the same for photographer, Kevin Truong (rhymes with “thong”). Creator of The Gay Men Project, he travels [...]

Calling My Children

Posted on June 16, 2014 by in Features, Movies & TV, The Arts

Calling My Children An Interview with David Binder Gail Farrow passed away from AIDS-related causes in 1989, leaving behind a husband, Ronald Watson, and four sons, Ronald, Jr., Frank, Kenny, and Benny. Award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker David Binder was with her and her family for a year and a half, every day, documenting the last [...]

Gerard H. Gaskin

Posted on June 13, 2014 by in Gallery

Through the Lens Award-winning photographer Gerard H. Gaskin captures a then-and-now portrait of the AIDS pandemic by Alina Oswald While many may not recognize his name, photographer Gerard H. Gaskin has become a household name within the ballroom scene, which is an often-underground subgroup of the LGBTQ community. Born in Trinidad, Gaskin came to New [...]

Tim Courtney

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

Tim Courtney Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer “Ruby, do you want to play doctor? This time let me be the doctor, okay?” This childhood memory flashes through my noggin’ when I see an old chum, Tim Courtney, at an AIDS fundraiser in San Diego. Tim and I used to be neighbors and one time during [...]

Positive Pictures

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in Gallery

Positive Pictures Paul Schulz & Christian Lütjens Help Us Visualize Gay Male History by Chael Needle Positive Pictures: A Gay History (Bruno Gmünder) assembles an archive of images that asks us, when reflecting on contemporary gay realities, to see AIDS differently—the lifebeat within the loss, the dream within the nightmare, the epiphanies within the epidemic. [...]

Gallery: Duane Cramer

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in Gallery

Ancestry & Artistry Photographer Duane Cramer Talks with A&U’s Sean Black About His “Family” Portraits Duane Cramer’s clean, intimate photographic style grew out of an ingrained aesthetic that was planted early on in his childhood psyche by the (photographic) representations of his ancestral lineage. This familial dialogue underscores the diverse collection of creative works by [...]

Edo Zollo/Stand Tall get Snapped

Posted on February 15, 2013 by in Gallery

How You Connect Photographer Edo Zollo talks with A&U’s Chael Needle about documenting the diversity of living with HIV/AIDS *** Thirty portraits of thirty people living with HIV/AIDS from all walks of life and from all over the U.K.—a new exhibition of work, two years in the making, from photographer Edo Zollo has finished a [...]

Darcy Padilla

Posted on June 19, 2012 by in Gallery

Heartbreak & Humanity Photographer Darcy Padilla Addresses the Complexities of Poverty and the Difficult Task of Documenting Pain by Sean Black It was February 28, 1993, and Darcy Padilla and Julie Baird were seemingly destined to meet. For over a year, Padilla had been traveling with a medical team, consisting of a doctor, a nurse [...]

Making the Change

Posted on February 13, 2012 by in Gallery

Facing the Faces of HIV, a New Florida Anti-HIV Stigma Project Rolls Out by Alina Oswald How many ways can one tell a story? How many times? …How long until we fall asleep? The story I’m talking about is the story of AIDS. For three decades and counting millions of people have been living it. [...]

A Day with HIV in America

Posted on December 20, 2011 by in Noteworthy, Positively Literary

10:30 AM: Vacaville, CA: Phillip was adopted by Amanda Proctor and her partner: [Phillip's] biomother was infected during pregnancy and he showed up positive at six months-old. Thirty years have molded the face of AIDS into various shapes and forms dictated by the disease itself, medications, shame, and stigma. The modern-day face of AIDS is [...]