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15 OutFest 2018 Features We're Excited About

You won't want to miss these.

'Portrait of the AIDS Generation' Spotlights Survivors & Community

Photographers Saul Bromberger & Sandra Hoover pay homage to those diagnosed as HIV-positive. 

Styx Bassist Chuck Panozzo on The Mission & HIV Positivity

As a founding member of the famous classic-rock band Styx, Chuck Panozzo had to keep his HIV status a secret—until his life depended on it.

The Body Cannot Hide: How Dance Has Been a Vital Response to AIDS

Though rarely admitted in public, dance is closely and inevitably linked to sex and sexuality. It’s the art form of the body—it can’t escape it. 

Housing Works Turns 20: A Tribute to New York's Refuge For HIV+ People

New York's groundbreaking housing project for people living with HIV celebrates a milestone anniversary. 

Mykki Blanco's 'Hideaway' Video: Dedicated to 37 Million HIV Positive People

"When we choose to stigmatize those living with HIV, we do a disservice to our own community."

Right Out There: A Man's Best Friend Can Also be His HIV-Test Wingman

"Carrie and Miranda had the Magnolia Bakery; we have the Gay Men's Health Crisis on 29th Street."

The New Rise of Chemsex (aka 'Party 'n Play')

Drugs are nothing new in the gay sex scene, but in Britain a new combination has earned notoriety. 

Why is #PrepSoWhite?

Black men, women, and trans people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Why aren’t their stories being heard?

The Gay Plague: Remembering the '80s AIDS Outbreak

AIDS crashes into the love and sex life of Elliot Tiber in this excerpt from his new memoir, After Woodstock. Read an excerpt.

Danny Pintauro: Louder Than The Bombs

As an HIV-positive man in the dating scene, sharing my status was torture until I learned to take stigma in stride.

Why We Still Need Novels That Tell the Story of AIDS

No matter how unfashionable they are, we still need novels that tell the story of AIDS. 

Jamie Brickhouse On Sharing the 'Bare Truth'

What Mama Jean was learning to ask, I'd never answer.

Was ’80s New Wave a Casualty of AIDS?

Mark Simpson on the way AIDS changed the music we listened to

Dale Peck Recalls His Time in the Trenches of the AIDS Epidemic

Dale Peck weaves previously published journalism and original recollections and essays into a powerful testament to his time in the trenches of the AIDS epidemic. Here he recalls his friendship with Derek, a man he considered “a more authentic version of myself,” although almost everything he knew about him would turn out to be false.