| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:32 AM
In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when nobody knew what HIV was or how it was spread, few people in Baltimore were willing to go out of their way to help those dying of the disease.
Tom Patrick was one of the willing -- still is, in fact -- and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
You probably know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease. But former smokers want you to know that cigarettes can give you a stroke, make your teeth fall out and cause your baby to be born dangerously early.
These are some of the...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The annual amfAR auction at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc outside of Cannes is known for its extravagant auctions on behalf of AIDS research, but this year the charity event shot into outer space. Leonardo DiCaprio auctioned a space trip in 2015 with him,...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
HBO’s "The Normal Heart" will do something to you that TV rarely does: rock you to your emotional roots.
The power of this HBO movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons is such that you can forget about turning off the TV after the...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:06 AM
As I watched HBO's new film "The Normal Heart" this weekend, sharp memories kept flashing through my mind of emaciated young people wracked with sores and dying before my eyes.
They are memories I shouldn't have, memories most gay men my age...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Fred Phelps once told me, "I'm the best friend that homosexuals have."
In a way, he had a point. Although it is only now, almost 21 years later to the day and with the news of Phelps' death all over the Internet, that I'd concede it.
He told me this...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 1:00 PM
On Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin Johnson stood at a podium inside The Forum, his second home. It was the place where his otherworldly abilities on the hardwood with the Los Angeles Lakers had shaken the basketball world.
That day, he again would shake the world....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:27 PM
You can help find a cure for two illnesses while stretching your legs at Lake Eola two times this month.
Walk to Defeat ALS: The 1.3-mile walk to benefit amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lashed out at Magic Johnson during a CNN interview broadcasted Monday night, alluding to the NBA’s great’s HIV-positive diagnosis and saying, “I don’t think he’s a good example...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:14 PM
The longtime agent and friend of Magic Johnson responded quickly to defend Johnson after Donald Sterling's incendiary comments Monday on CNN.
Johnson is "the exact opposite" of the way Sterling portrayed him on "Anderson Cooper: 360," said Lon Rosen,...