The 32-year-old statute was enacted during the height of homophobic panic about HIV and AIDS.
The group rejected the mainstream gay rights movement and kept alive the spirit of radical LGBTQ+ activism.
Activists say Illinois’s law that makes it illegal to expose others to HIV is racist and homophobic. Now they’re close to changing it.
But the dance sequences undermine the attempts to address serious issues.
The glorious Broadway revival makes a quick stop in Chicago.
Playwright Steve Schalchlin’s survival turns the musical into something hopeful and defiant.
These final films by five directors who died too young give a taste of what was left unrealized.
Tommy Murphy’s adaptation of Australian author Timothy Conigrave’s coming-of-age memoir fails to question the sociopolitical forces that led to the AIDS crisis.
Even with a hunky handyman, there’s no escape.
FilmStruck celebrates Pride Month with a retrospective on queer British filmmaker Derek Jarman.
The AIDS crisis! The evil gay villain!
“I would love for people who lived through this to feel some recognition, to feel some catharsis.”
As the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival approaches, here are ten stand-out features from festivals past.
Chicago researchers are searching for a cure for ME, which is more widespread and serious than previously thought.