Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Tiny robots cultivating deserts, DJ sets from Fire Island's LGBTQ+ history, the spacecraft that touched the sun and more

World’s First Injectable HIV Preventative is Approved by FDA The latest milestone in the fight to end the HIV epidemic, the first injectable medication for preventing HIV has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Until now, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medications for mitigating the virus, which include Truvada and Descovy, are required to be taken oral and daily, leaving a larger margin of error as …

Listen To Free Fire Island DJ Sets From 1981 to 1999

Referred to as “The Pine Walk Collection,” over 200 tapes of DJ sets from 1981 through 1999 were discovered in a recently purchased Pine Walk home on the queer safe haven and LGBTQ+ summer vacation destination Fire Island. Right now, the sets—which feature DJs including Michael Jorba, Teri Beaudoin and Giancarlo—can be listened to for free through Mixcloud. As Matt Moen says at Paper, “Filled …

Fire Island Artist Residency’s Origins

From mid-July to mid-August since 2011, artist Chris Bogia’s Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) welcomes five LGBTQ+ artists to the island. In exchange for lending work to an exhibition, a 10-minute community talk about their processes and participation in a dinner with visiting artists, those who have been accepted have free reign to make and do as they please. It began as a dream for …