The Queer Eye star coming out as HIV positive and the changing face of HIV is an encouraging story about the way stigma is shifting. But we still have work to do.
Given the progress gay rights have made over the last 40 years, we might believe we live in queer friendly North America and that homophobia is dead. But it's not. It is just in disguise.
The new Queer Eye has viewers hooked on its emotional ride through men's lives, aiming to embrace diversity and counter toxic masculinity. Yet its focus on consumerism threatens its lofty ideals.