4. Keenan wants to date Pray Tell, HIV positive and all.
During the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, many people were passing away left and right, especially queer folks. Adequate treatment was not yet available and though there are still walking miracles from the 1980s still alive today, for the most part, an HIV diagnosis could mean a death sentence.
This didn’t matter to Pray Tell’s new love interest Keenan, however. When the two went on their first date after Pray Tell lost his first lover Costas, Pray Tell revealed his HIV positive status and Keenan responded with “what can I do to help?” He then explained that they would be safe if their relationship turned sexual and he sealed the deal with a kiss. In one swoop, a complicated life was made a little smother with the potential of love.
Pride: 6 Scenes From ‘Pose’ That Prove Love Is Complicated But Worth Fighting For was originally published on globalgrind.com