Homosexuality and Bisexuality

‘Empire’ Aims to Educate, Not Shock, with an H.I.V.-Positive Love Story

Jussie Smollett hopes a subplot about his character’s H.I.V.-positive boyfriend will destigmatize the realities of living with the illness.

Profiles: The Coming of Age of Trans-Lit

Transgender writers are embracing a more elastic literary form — the novel — and a number of recent works, often genre-bending as well as gender-bending, have won critical acclaim.