In the Smithsonian’s historic and controversial Hide/Seek exhibit, sexual expression and desire in American Art is viewed in a new way. And, we delve into the sexually charged, fiercely liberated, and fascinating life of Samuel Steward.
IN THE LIFE, the only national public television series documenting the people and issues shaping the gay experience, commemorates World AIDS Awareness Month with CREATING SOLUTIONS, an episode dedicated to the scientists working tirelessly for a cure, the advocates speaking out about the stigma of HIV and AIDS, and the innovative approaches to prevention and education around the virus.
Over twenty million people have died from AIDS since its cause, HIV, was discovered in 1981. Though leading scientists worldwide have dedicated their life’s work to understanding the virus, its genetic complexity is unprecedented and a cure is still beyond reach. This month on IN THE LIFE, we speak with scientists working tirelessly for a cure, advocates speaking out about the stigma of HIV, and look at the success of a cutting edge prevention effort to stop the spread of the disease.
40 years after the Stonewall uprising, the LGBT movement is more visible than ever. But many queer people who do not conform to the image of gender, race and class most pervasive in the media, remain largely invisible—even to the movement. This month, we look at how LGBT people living on the economic margins of our society are organizing themselves to find housing, improve their professional skills, and obtain employment and health care.
This month we investigate the AIDS epidemic in communities of color, learn how two organizations are addressing the particular needs of these communities; and meet a filmmaker inspired by an artist and activist.