jonathan goldberg

But many of us feel the need to make, cumulatively, stubbornly, a counterclaim against that obsolescence: a claim that something about queer is inextinguishable. Queer is a continuing moment, movement, motive—recurrent, eddying, troublant. The word ‘queer’ itself means across—it comes from the Indo-European root -twerkw, which also yields the German quer (transverse), Latin torquere (to twist), and English athwart. A lot of queer writing tends toward 'across’ formulations: across genders, across sexualities, across genres, across 'perversions.’ The concept of queer in this sense is transitive—multiply transitive. The immemorial current that 'queer’ represents is antiseparatist as it is anti-assimilationist. Keenly, it is relational, and it is strange.
—  Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. “Making Gay Meanings.” The Weather in Proust. Ed. Jonathan Goldberg. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 183-189. Print. 188-189.

“More than 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, yet they’re nearly invisible.”

Channeling Elizabeth Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Meredith Vieira, Michael Emerson, Tituss Burgess, and Jonathan Groff hope to change that. 

Learn more about a new campaign that hopes to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and eradicate the epidemic once and for all.

(Photos courtesy of GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation)