The Amazing Advocates of the 2013 US Conference on AIDS
“At the recent 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in New Orleans, the word “stigma” wafted through the event, in workshops and throughout the exhibit hall, like an annoying new pop song you couldn’t stop humming.”
Having lived with HIV/AIDS for 25 years or more, they went through the very worst years of the U.S. epidemic, often outliving multiple loved ones and awaiting their own demise. Now that they’re miraculously middle age, they find that in a post-protease culture both their tremendous losses and their hard-won victories have been (often willfully) forgotten.
They’re called “The AIDS Generation”
"In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Peter Staley estimates that Gay Inc. spends less than 1 percent of its resources on HIV/AIDS and suggests the groups allocate 10 percent to the fight against the virus.”
POZ Blog - A Meme of Our Own: Ryan Gosling as Peter Staley http://ow.ly/lde4a
"We’ve let our guard down"
Peter Staley gives a rousing speech at the GLAAD Media Awards after How to Win a Plague wins Best Documentary.
Here’s his blog about it.
ABC to Make How to Survive a Plague a Miniseries
How to Survive a Plague—the Oscar-nominated documentary about the history of AIDS treatment activism—will be adapted by ABC into a miniseries
Congratulations to David France, Peter Staley and the entire cast and crew for their Best Documentary Feature Oscar Nomination for How To Survive a Plague!!
A POZ Q&A with director David France:
David France’s new film about the history of AIDS treatment activism lit up the Sundance Film Festival—and hopes to inspire a new generation of HIV activists.
Four For Four: A More Perfect World
This election was a historic tug-of-war for America’s soul, with the Tea Party and its fear and hatreds on one end, and gays, blacks, Hispanics, Jews, women — all those who believe America’s diversity is its greatest strength — on the other. Our diversity won.
A blog from Peter Staley: http://blogs.poz.com/peter/archives/2012/11/four_for_four.html
Eye of the Tiger: How To Survive A Plague
Watching the new and highly-acclaimed documentary How To Survive a Plague was very strange for me. I think that’s because the film’s story — the fierce battle against the AIDS epidemic that was fought in the late 1980s and early 90s by AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and its offshoot the Treatment Action Group (TAG) — is my story.
A blog by Spencer Cox
Former Mayor Ed Koch Reviews HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
A blog by Peter Staley
Amazing how he fails to mention his own shameful role in this film, or this history.
Larry Kramer added a comment : “What is this evil man up to as he approaches his death? Is he trying to make up to us? National Medals of Freedom from the White House! Would these provide a big enough enema to clean out his rotten insides? …”