Armistead Maupin: I've Stopped Speaking To Trump-Supporting Family Members
With his Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin changed the way LGBT people were depicted – and viewed – by the mainstream. Now, as his outrageous first memoir is published, he tells BuzzFeed News how he left his white supremacist upbringing behind to become an icon of LGBT literature.
What We Can Learn From The Activism Of "When We Rise"
Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, and Ken Jones came to activism at a time when the the gay movement, the women’s movement, and the civil rights movement were often on very different tracks. The ABC miniseries shows how they found common ground — and why that’s needed in 2017.
HIV Conviction Of "Tiger Mandingo" Has Been Thrown Out
Michael Johnson was sentenced to 30 years for "recklessly" infecting a sexual partner with HIV. Now, an appeals court has ordered a new trial because prosecutors deliberately withheld evidence from Johnson's attorneys "to gain a strategic advantage." Update: This post has been expanded to include more information from the court's ruling as well as context about Johnson's case and the nation's HIV laws.
There's Never Been A Better Time For "Falsettos"
Falsettos’ radical depiction of gay relationships and chosen families was ahead of its time when it opened on Broadway in 1992. Nearly 25 years later, it’s being revived for a new generation that's living in a world that once seemed like a far-off fantasy.
Meet The People Who Were Told They Were Dying Of AIDS But Then Survived
Twenty years ago, revolutionary new drugs transformed HIV/AIDS, bringing people back from the brink of death. But what happens when you plan to die only to recover? Three people, whose stories span the global epidemic, told BuzzFeed News what it means to have a second chance at life.
HIV/AIDS Activists Look To Keep Pressing Clinton After "Unconscionable" Nancy Reagan Comment
Clinton deeply upset many when she praised the Reagans for starting “a national conversation” about HIV and AIDS. Since then, dozens of activists have banded together to press the Clinton, Sanders, and Trump — with mixed results.
The Nightmare Behind The Gayest Horror Film Ever Made
After starring in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Mark Patton left Hollywood behind. More than 30 years later, the film has become a homoerotic cult classic — and its leading man is coming to terms with what he calls the "ultimate betrayal."
AIDS Group Slammed For Filing Complaint Over HIV Drug Commercial
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed an FDA complaint against Gilead, which makes Truvada, a drug that can prevent HIV infection. But several health care experts and activists say the complaint is inaccurate — “patently false” — and part of the group’s crusade against promiscuous sex.