Summer 2017 Real to Reel

The capital of Mississippi, Jackson, has the nation’s highest rate of gay and bisexual men living with HIV. The epidemic in the South is unknown to most Americans. Image: iStock

The Summer 2017 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about the staggering HIV infection rate in Southern states like Mississippi, how the "abortion pill" has opened a new front in the war over reproductive rights, the names and faces behind the high maternal mortality rate in the U.S. and much more.