April/May (Premier Issue)

Cover: Ty Ross, the gay HIV-positive grandson of conservative icon Barry Goldwater. Inside: A stunning collection of black-and-white portraits of people living with AIDS by photographer Carolyn Jones. Plus: An exclusive interview with activist and former Clinton administration aide Bob Hattoy, the first person living with AIDS to address a national convention.

Jack Rosenberg and his children photographed by Carolyn Jones


Cover: Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. ­Inside: A look at the reemergence of tuberculosis as a public health threat; the hullabaloo about home HIV testing kits. Plus: A tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation.

Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones


Cover: HIV activist Pedro Zamora of MTV’s The Real World. ­Inside: A portfolio of the illustrations of fashion artist Antonio López; an interview with comedian Joan Rivers; a feature on the use of anabolic steroids among people living with HIV. Plus: POZ compiles a list of 50 influential AIDS policymakers.

The work of Antonio López


Cover: Mary Fisher, who rocked the Republican National Convention in 1992 with her eloquent calls for compassion toward people living with AIDS. ­Inside: A feature on AIDS and health care reform; an interview with Boy George, who speaks frankly about AIDS and pop music’s persistent homophobia. Plus: A test drive of the new female condom.

Boy George

December/January 1995

Cover: Native American activist Lisa Tiger. ­Inside: A look inside San Francisco’s Cannabis Buyers Club; a feature delving into the AIDS funeral pickets organized by the Reverend Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church; POZ editor-in-chief Richard Pérez-Feria interviews actress, activist and ally Judith Light about her role in the fight. Plus: A look at Hollywood’s biggest AIDS moguls.

Actress and activist Judith Light

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