There once was a time when disruption was seen as revolutionary — like in the ACT UP days — but now many LGBT people think we should play nice. Jennicet Gutierrez and this writer are not those people.
For some reason, dangerously, the gay community has calcified around the condom – a method of HIV prevention – as opposed to the idea of HIV prevention, and what a complicated, difficult beast it is that we are called to fight.
Emmy-nominated actor Zachary Quinto was recently named toOut magazine’s Out100, earning the distinction of Artist of the Year. In his interview, in which he gives a shout-out to Oscar Wilde, Quinto also takes a moment to call out the “tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community” regarding the rising number of HIV infections in young gay men.
Truvada has been approved for use as PrEP since 2012, yet we still haven't had two years worth of conversation around it. We have mostly AIDS Healthcare Foundation to thank for that – it has bankrolled a public smear campaign against PrEP that misrepresents sound research for no apparent reason.