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Spotlight: Actors and Famous Personalities with HIV

Spotlight: Actors and Famous Personalities with HIV

The IU East LGBTQ+ Resource Team, Office of Diversity, Center for Health Promotion, Campus Library, and Aspire Indiana Health are hosting “You and me and HIV: A month of awareness and action for prevention” throughout March. In support of this, here are just a few examples of actors and iconic personalities who were HIV positive or who are currently open with their diagnosis. Michael Jeter (1952-2003) was an actor of the stage, television, and films. Jeter won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1992 from his role as Herman Stiles in the television show Evening Shade and was nominated multiple times for Outstanding Guest Actor from his roles in Picket Fences (1993) and Chicago Hope … Continued
Visual Artists and HIV

Visual Artists and HIV

Since 1989, art galleries and museums have taken note of the toll that HIV has taken on artists and their communities.  While a number of HIV+ artists are well known, such as photographers Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts and painter Keith Haring, the disease still affects the art world today.  Profiled below are three artists whose work is making a significant impact in the art world today. Photographer John Dugdale produces fragile, beautiful cyanotypes and calotypes that often feature LGBTQ themes (even the flowers – really!).Born in 1960, Dugdale studied photography at New York’s School of the Visual Arts.  He was diagnosed with HIV in 1982 and lived with the disease mostly in check until 1993, when he suffered two … Continued
Viewing HIV/AIDS: perspectives in films

Viewing HIV/AIDS: perspectives in films

Throughout March there are many opportunities to learn more about HIV/AIDS. The National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed on March 10th. The NWGHAAD “increases awareness, sparks conversations, and highlights the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the US while showing support for those with HIV.” The first day of Spring (March 20th) is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). Since 2007, the NNHAAD has successfully been promoting and educating Native Americans about HIV and AIDS. March 9th there will be free and confidential HIV testing from 2-4 pm at the Center for Health Promotion on campus (Hayes Hall 064). This event is hosted by the IU East LGBTQ+ Connections, Office of … Continued
African Americans in Film

African Americans in Film

African American History Month offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on cultural and artistic achievements of African Americans. They have been making films as long as the medium has existed but faced unique challenges. African American film grew out of a caricatured, othered presentation of black culture to mainstream audiences, and had to reclaim its own narrative.  But the pernicious influence of cultural stereotypes was not the only challenge. African American cinema blossomed from decades of black performers limited to working for white directors, producers, and censors; to films that now enjoy African American talent in the writing, direction, editing, and production (and independent of white capital), which allows for richer self-expression.  But earlier films should not be ignored; African … Continued
Celebrating Students – The Journal of Student Research at IU East

Celebrating Students – The Journal of Student Research at IU East

The Journal of Student Research at IU East (JSRIUE) is an open-access, digital journal that is composed of student work. The Journal showcases everything from class research papers, literature reviews, creative work, digital presentations, and more! Why should I submit? Students who submit and are accepted for publication in the Journal of Student Research at IU East achieve authorship in a high-quality, open-access journal. Scholars from around the globe will be able to see your work! This accomplishment looks great on a résumé or grad school application. JSRIUE is a digital publication, so you’ll also be able to share a link showcasing your work to friends and family. What are some submission guidelines? The Journal of Student Research at IU East … Continued