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Few could have imagined that a small fashion show, held in 1982 in the employee cafeteria of a San Francisco Macy’s, would transform the fashion industry into one of the strongest forces in the fight against HIV. But it did, and since that modest start, Macy’s Passport (now Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama) has raised over $30 million to fight HIV/AIDS nationwide.  

August 20 2012 4:00 AM

Most gay men know this: Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss.
The gossip queens have been atwitter this week at the news that CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper’s boyfriend, club owner Ben Maisani, was photographed making out with another guy in Central Park. This is the kind of (supposed) “betrayal” that tabloids drool over. “Poor Anderson!” they cry through crocodile tears, as they eagerly rehash the specifics of his very personal (supposed) humiliation in as much detail as they can.

August 16 2012 5:57 PM

College students will protest Chick-fil-A, warns the executive director of Campus Pride, and the organizations responsible for keeping it on campus or supporting its college bowl game should take notice.

August 16 2012 5:00 AM

One half of The Derek and Romaine Show talks about how her late brother changed her life.

August 16 2012 5:00 AM

Social worker Andrew Extein shares what he learned from spending countless hours talking to countless gay inmates in 2008 about their experiences in Los Angeles County jails.

August 15 2012 6:00 AM

The New York LGBT Center's Jose Lugaro talks about the list of names he keeps in his pocket while on the Cycle for the Cause.

August 15 2012 5:00 AM

I work in media, specifically in LGBT media, and I’ve met countless members of our community who inspire me — many of whom are HIV positive, and many who dedicate their lives to fighting the epidemic.

Working in media gives me the opportunity to help them tell their stories, and for me, riding is a continuation of that.

Yes, I ride for the end of AIDS. But I also ride for visibility and for community. Throughout my life I’ve learned what happens when communities are invisible. I’ve experienced ignorance, and I’ve seen the devastating effect it has when combined with fear. 

August 14 2012 9:00 AM

News that the fast food chain plans to expand to the University of California, Los Angeles has the CEO of Here Media worried for his alma mater’s reputation.

August 14 2012 6:00 AM

A Cycle for the Cause rider talks about his maturation as an HIV/AIDS activist.

August 14 2012 4:00 AM

A Cycle for the Cause rider explains how his mission to help others with his bicycling became personal.

August 13 2012 3:26 PM