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People Living With HIV: A Year of Empowerment

November 15, 2016


Arianna Lint

Arianna Lint

TransLatina Coalition, Florida Chapter

This year was crucial for the transgender community and specifically transgender Latinas living with HIV like me: meetings at the White House, changes in policies and guidelines for us. And, working together with multiple organizations, this year we successfully brought together nearly 30 openly HIV-positive transgender individuals to train and create connections at PWN-USA's SPEAK UP! Summit Institute for Women of Trans Experience.

Now we can say that we are not alone; we now have community, and we are walking firmly toward a decent future.

En español:

Este año fue crucial para la comunidad transgénero y especificamente translatinas positivas como yo: reuniones en y con la Casa Blanca, cambios en las polisas y guías para nosotras. Y, trabajar conjuntamente con organizaciones, logramos este año congregar a casi 30 transgéneros abiertamente positivos y entrenarnos, y crear conecciones. Ahora podemos decir que no estamos "solas"; ahora tenemos comunidad, y caminamos firme para un futuro digno.

Credit: Positive Women's Network - USA.

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