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“First in the fight against AIDS,” as it long billed itself, the New York agency once known as Gay Men’s Health Crisis is sinking under a huge rent on unused space, a vacuum of leadership, the dimming of its voice in HIV prevention, and criticism from all sides. Can it possibly right itself?

March 06 2014 6:00 AM

When a male couple in their 70s were brutally killed in their Indiana home last fall, it seemed like a clear-cut hate crime. No one suspected that the killer might be a man whom one of the elderly victims had met while cruising online.

April 06 2009 12:00 AM

Three years after the furor over a teenage boy who was forcibly sent to one of its camps, the ex-gay movement may be losing steam. Meanwhile, ex-gay survivors are gaining strength. But are the two groups really that different? Tim Murphy finds out.

May 05 2008 12:00 AM

Reports of a
“flesh-eating,” drug-resistant bacterial
infection spreading among gay men prompted a media
frenzy, a gay backlash, and finally, an apology from
the researchers behind the study. Tim Murphy sorts out what
happened -- and what you need to know about MRSA.

February 22 2008 12:00 AM

Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. In the aftermath of ENDA,
can’t we all just get along? An Advocate round table
on the state of the community now.

December 03 2007 12:00 AM

The 1996
documentary It’s Elementary showed
teachers talking about gay people with their students. A
decade later, its impact can be seen in classrooms,
state laws, and the kids -- now grown -- who appeared
in it.

October 19 2007 12:00 AM

David Ho developed HIV cocktail therapy, which was introduced in the mid 1990s and has since made AIDS a chronic but manageable illness for many. Now he’s focused on finding a vaccine. One-on-one with an AIDS pioneer.

September 11 2007 12:00 AM