Today is World AIDS Day, the international event designed to strengthen global efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In honor of this endeavor, many broadcast and cable networks will air special programming to further educate the public about the ongoing health crisis that affects us all.
Logo is leading the pack with a full slate of programming that addresses HIV and AIDS, beginning with a Greg Louganis biopic at 6 am and closing with Angels in America at 10 pm. Peppered throughout the day is the landmark docu-series The Ride: Seven Days to End AIDS, the charming romantic comedy Jeffrey, and the powerful documentary Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed.
Don't get Logo? Forgot to set your DVR? Most of these titles are available at your local video store, or you could check out GLAAD's HIV & AIDS Media Resource Guide, which includes thorough lists of films, documentaries, scripted television and alternative programming that have addressed AIDS.
Movie suggestions include Parting Glances (1986), Poison (1991), It's My Party (1996) or A Year Without Love (2006). For a complete list of films, please click here. Films inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters are in bold.
Here's a scene from Parting Glances.
Documentaries more your thing? Check out the Academy Award-winnning doc Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989), Absolutely Positive (1991), Fast Trip, Long Drop (1994) or Gay Sex in the '70s (2005). The trailer is below...