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A Grave in Hart Island

Loss

Devastation


Aaron Holloway

Hope

Family

Resilience

Strength


Adam Lambert (Freddie Mercury)

Artistry

Legacy

Isolation


Alan Menken (Howard Ashman)

Shame

Sacrifice

Dedication

Artistry

Fear

Strength


Alexandra Billings

Loss

Courage

Community

Devastation

Resilience

Strength


Annette Bening (Michael Jeter)

Courage

Artistry

Inspiration


Arquette Siblings (Alexis Arquette)

Pride

Courage

Artistry

Family

Inspiration


Billy Porter (Sylvester)

Pride

Courage

Injustice

Dedication

Artistry

Community

Legacy

Resilience


Brenda Goodrow

Love

Loss

Stigma

Shame

Compassion

Suffering

Family

Resilience


Bruce Vilanch (Paul Jabara)

Artistry

Friendship

Legacy


Carmen Ejogo (Coretta Scott King)

Courage

Dedication

Leadership

Activism


Cheyenne Jackson (Mervyn “White Eagle” Moore)

Artistry

Legacy


Chris Creegan (Lawrence)

Love

Loss

Pain

Devastation

Resilience


Chris Wheeldon (Rudolf Nureyev)

Courage

Artistry

Legacy


Cosgrove Norstadt

Loss

Compassion

Suffering

Friendship

Caregiving

Isolation


Cosgrove Norstadt (Father Lynch)

Compassion

Courage

Dedication

Activism

Caregiving

Inspiration


Crystal Gamet (Debbie Lynn Kellner)

Love

Loss

Stigma

Courage

Suffering

Isolation


Cynthia Piña

Loss

Pain

Despair

Family

Devastation


Danny Lee Wynter (Peter Grant)

Pride

Courage

Legacy

Strength

Inspiration


Dave Coleman (Ed Junior)

Love

Injustice

Community

Fear

Isolation


David Roman (Paul Monet)

Artistry

Friendship

Legacy


Debra Levine (Ray Navarro)

Courage

Injustice

Leadership

Activism


Diana Keough (Christine Bessey)

Love

Loss

Pain

Stigma

Shame

Family

Devastation


Diana Keough (father)

Loss

Stigma

Shame

Family


Dom Denny

Love

Loss

Courage


Dominique Jackson (Angie Xtravaganza)

Artistry

Family

Legacy


Don Lemon (Max Robinson)

Injustice

Suffering

Legacy

Isolation

Inspiration


Dustin Lance Black (Randy Shilts)

Injustice

Artistry

Leadership

Legacy


Ed Wolf 1

Love

Loss

Pain

Stigma

Compassion

Despair

Family


Ed Wolf 2

Pain

Hope

Despair

Suffering


Ed Wolf 3

Love

Pain

Stigma

Shame

Family

Caregiving


Ellen Matzer (Jim Brumbaugh)

Love

Loss

Dedication

Family

Caregiving


Elsa Sjunneson (Michael Norman)

Love

Stigma

Family


Eric McCormack (Robert Reed)

Stigma

Shame

Artistry

Family


Eric Ulloa (Manolo Serrallonga)

Stigma

Shame

Legacy


Frank Gulli


George Takei (Kiyoshi Kuromiya)

Courage

Dedication

Community

Activism


Gil Gerald (Melvin Boozer)

Courage

Leadership

Activism

Legacy


Ginny Brown Daniel (Mark Morgan)

Stigma

Community

Isolation


Guy Berube (Jaime Jesus Jimenez)

Love

Loss

Pain

Caregiving


Hernando Umana

Love

Pride

Stigma

Courage

Hope

Legacy


Jake Glaser

Loss

Family

Activism

Legacy

Resilience

Inspiration


Jessica Chastain (Rev. Dr. Stephen Pieters)

Compassion

Courage

Dedication

Activism

Caregiving

Inspiration


Jessica Lange (Tony Richardson)

Artistry

Family

Legacy


Jim Parsons (Ryan White)

Courage

Injustice

Family

Legacy

Isolation

Inspiration


Jimmy Perigny

Community

Devastation

Resilience


Joan Dellavalle

Loss

Stigma

Suffering

Family


John Hanning (Renée Williams)

Artistry

Helplessness


John Kelly (Pride Tirade)

Pain

Rage

Stigma

Injustice

Suffering

Artistry

Community

Legacy

Resilience

Strength


Judith Cohen (Joan Baker)

Dedication

Friendship

Activism

Inspiration


Justin Ross Cohen (Michael Bennett)

Pride

Stigma

Artistry

Legacy


Ken Gault

Fear

Legacy

Strength


Kenny Scharf (Keith Haring)

Artistry

Friendship

Legacy


Lee Raines (Jeff Moreland)

Love

Pride

Courage

Injustice

Legacy


Linda Henderson (brother)

Loss

Pain

Stigma


Louis Buchhold

Pain

Suffering

Caregiving

Resilience


Lulu & Her Fairy Godfathers

Loss

Pride

Family

Community

Inspiration


Mallery Jenna Robinson

Pride

Leadership

Activism

Inspiration


Marna Deitch

Loss

Community

Friendship

Legacy


Matt Tyrnauer (Steve Rubell)

Shame

Artistry

Legacy


Matthew McConaughey (Ron Woodroof)

Courage

Sacrifice

Injustice

Dedication

Leadership

Activism


Michael Martin (Richard Reed)

Love

Stigma

Sacrifice

Family

Legacy

Caregiving


Miguel Gonzalez (Carlota Vazquez de Gonzalez)

Loss

Pain

Family

Devastation


Misha Stafford

Loss

Pain

Community

Activism

Isolation


Patrick Johnson (Richard Dominguez)

Pride

Family

Legacy


Ralph Bruneau (Tom Rolfing)

Love

Loss

Hope

Resilience


Raymond Black

Compassion

Dedication

Helplessness

Activism

Caregiving


Richard Gere (Herb Ritts)

Artistry

Activism


Richard Phibbs (Lawrence Baker Wilkins)

Pain

Stigma

Courage

Suffering

Friendship


River Houston

Pain

Despair

Devastation

Isolation


Rizi Timane (Lou Graydon Sullivan)

Courage

Injustice

Activism

Legacy


Rob Epstein (Vito Russo)

Pride

Artistry

Activism

Legacy


Ryan Michael Painter

Loss

Stigma

Family


Sandra Bernhard (Jack Foster)

Loss

Pain

Friendship


Scarlett Cannon (Leigh Bowery)

Artistry

Friendship


Scott Fowler

Pride

Friendship

Devastation

Legacy


Sean Curran (Demian Acquavella)

Loss

Artistry

Friendship


Shane Hensinger (Keeston Lowery)

Dedication

Leadership

Activism

Legacy


Sharon Stone (Elizabeth Taylor)

Dedication

Friendship

Activism

Legacy


Sheryl Lee Ralph (Assotto Saint)

Love

Loss

Artistry


Sterling K Brown (Glenn Burke)

Courage

Sacrifice

Injustice

Suffering


Steven Canals (Nicholas Dante)

Injustice

Artistry

Legacy

Isolation


Susan Bluestein (Brad Davis)

Stigma

Artistry

Family

Fear


Timothy Dean Lee (Michael Carmine)

Artistry

Legacy


Whoopi Goldberg (Emile Ardolino)

Artistry


Wilson Cruz (Pedro Zamora)

Courage

Sacrifice

Dedication

Family

Friendship

Activism

Legacy

Inspiration