HIV in the arts and media news selected from other sources

  • Douglas Crimp, Scholar, Curator and Art World Disrupter, Dies at 74

    Douglas Crimp, a groundbreaking art scholar, curator, writer, editor, educator and AIDS activist who challenged the field of art history by insisting on seeing it in a social context, died on July 5 at his home in Manhattan. He was 74.

    17 July 2019 | New York Times
  • The Beautiful Uncertainty of Douglas Crimp

    Masha Gessen mourns critic, curator, and art historian Douglas Crimp as a prominent voice in AIDS activism by way of two classic Crimp essays: “How to Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic” and “Mourning and Militancy.”

    17 July 2019 | New Yorker
  • Elton John awarded France's highest civilian award Legion d'Honneur

    The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron's office praised Sir Elton, 72, as a "melodic genius" and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community. He used his acceptance speech to promote his charity work.

    25 June 2019 | BBC News
  • Wondering at the ‘Special Universe’ of Gay Life in All Its Diversity

    When the clinical psychologist Walt Odets began working with gay men in San Francisco in the mid-1980s, much of the therapy focused on trauma and shame. There was the reality of growing up gay in America combined with the catastrophe of the AIDS epidemic, which by 1989 had killed at least 90,000 people, including a number of Odets’s patients. More than three decades later, the gay men Odets now works with live in a markedly different world, one where they can marry and in which sex doesn’t come booby-trapped with the fear of death.

    02 June 2019 | New York Times
  • How Netflix’s “Tales of the City” Addresses the Reality of HIV Today

    In June, Netflix returns us to 28 Barbary Lane, for a present-day continuation of Tales of the City. HIV continues its groundbreaking presence in the series thanks to long-term survivor Michael Tolliver.

    21 May 2019 | POZ
  • The Listening Project: I’ll Speak About it All Day Long (sound file)

    Two 17-year-old girls infected with HIV as babies discuss their common experience in the BBC's Listening Project, a sound archive of our modern times.

    25 April 2019 | BBC
  • BBC Releases Documentary On First Man Convicted Of Using HIV As Weapon

    BBC Three is releasing a documentary about Daryll Rowe, the first person in England to ever be convicted of deliberately spreading HIV. The Man Who Used HIV As A Weapon will tell the intimate stories of five men who were abused by the hairdresser as they question why he chose to commit such a heinous crime with so many men.

    07 March 2019 | Pretty 52
  • These 2019 Oscar Nominees Played Characters Living With HIV

    Freddie Mercury and Jack Hock died of AIDS-related illnesses. The actors who portrayed them in recent movies are up for Academy Awards.

    23 January 2019 | Poz
  • HIV Gets a Starring Role (and Scores Several Wins) at the Golden Globes

    Nominations included “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Pose” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” Watch the acceptance speeches!

    08 January 2019 | Poz
  • History of HIV told by Vancouver artists in new gallery show

    Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr's self-portrait uses his own discarded medical paraphernalia.

    08 January 2019 | Vancouver Sun
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