Aids

‘It‘s a Sin’ taught me I need to confront shame as a gay man
Culture

‘It‘s a Sin’ taught me I need to confront shame as a gay man

Unhealed wounds — Russell T. Davies’ drama is a potent reminder of the suffocating self-loathing gay men endured during the AIDS crisis. It should also be a call to arms as a new generation of LGBTQ+ people struggle to find acceptance, writes Politics Editor, Ben Smoke.

Written by: Ben Smoke

We mustn’t forget the tabloids‘ sins against the gays
Activism

We mustn’t forget the tabloids‘ sins against the gays

Facing the past — When AIDS emerged in the ‘80s, it presented the perfect opportunity for tabloids to stir public fears. Holding the media accountable will mean acknowledging their bigotry – both past and present.

Written by: Jack King

Inside a ‘90s art school student house
Culture

Inside a ‘90s art school student house

Cool Britannia — Photographer Marc Vallée remembers shooting his friends at their dilapidated East London house during a golden age of British art institutions.

Written by: HUCK HQ

Have we already forgotten the AIDS crisis?
Activism

Have we already forgotten the AIDS crisis?

Lessons to be learnt — In ignoring America's last great pandemic, we are missing many vital lessons for dealing with coronavirus, argues writer Jack King.

Written by: Jack King

The trailblazing activist legacy of Keith Haring
Art

The trailblazing activist legacy of Keith Haring

Street Art Boy — A new documentary looks back on the artist’s divisive career, from his shunning of the art establishment to his work with the Act Up AIDS campaign.

Written by: Daniel Dylan Wray

How AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic
Activism

How AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic

Ready for a revolution — ‘Society had turned its back on us, which added to our creative flow and ability to live freely. It’s easy to tell the world to go fuck itself when you’re dying.’

Written by: Miss Rosen

The humanity of the AIDS crisis captured on film
Photography

The humanity of the AIDS crisis captured on film

The Ward — Photographer Gideon Mendel refused to fan the flames of prejudice that characterised the AIDS crisis, instead documenting the humanity he found on London's specialist wards.

Written by: Nick Thompson

Tales from Dublin’s notorious HIV/AIDS separation unit
Reportage

Tales from Dublin’s notorious HIV/AIDS separation unit

Positive in prison — In the ’80s, Dublin's largest prison – Mountjoy Jail – created a separation unit for HIV/AIDS sufferers. Now, their harrowing stories are being brought back to life.

Written by: Simon Doherty

What it's like to be young and HIV+ in Britain
Activism

What it's like to be young and HIV+ in Britain

Tackling the stigma — This week five inspiring young HIV+ Brits are setting off around the UK to share their stories and break down the stigma attached to the virus. Huck caught up with them before they hit the road.

Written by: Marta Bausells

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