David Thorpe

David Thorpe has been a New York-based editor and freelance writer for more than two decades. He writes primarily about gay life, HIV, and pop culture. His work has appeared in, among other publications, The New York Times, OUT, Time Out New York, New York, POZ, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Categories Covered:HIV-Related Policy Issues, HIV Advocacy and Activism, Tools and Tips for HIV Advocacy, Trans People, People Under 30, Other Populations, HIV Treatment and Medical Care, Financial Issues, HIV Prevention and Transmission, Gay Men

Latest by David Thorpe

Providing Medicine to Treat Opioid Addiction May Become Required for Substance Use Programs in New York

New York State regulators and harm reduction advocates work to ensure that abstinence-based recovery is not the only option for people using drugs.

By David Thorpe

'We Will Defeat AIDS in America': What's Behind Trump's State of the Union Announcement

While some HIV advocates are hopeful about the announcement, some worry that other Trump policies negate any real prospects for positive change.

By David Thorpe

It Took Almost 20 Years for Transgender New Yorkers to Get Legal Protections. Here's a Timeline of How They Did It.

Governor Cuomo signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act into law on January 15, 2019. But it was a long road to this momentous occasion for transgender New Yorkers.

By David Thorpe

Housing Works Sues Phoenix House on Behalf of Transgender Brooklyn Resident

Housing Works filed a lawsuit today against Phoenix House, a national alcohol and drug treatment provider, as well as the director of its Brooklyn facility, on behalf of a transgender Brooklyn resident.

The suit alleges that Phoenix House violated b...

By David Thorpe for Housing Works

"Hypocrite" Bloomberg Supports Gay Marriage -- But Not LGBT Health

If Bloomberg had plans to score points with the LGBT community with his big gay marriage speech on Thursday, VOCAL-NY had other ideas.

The indefatigable activist group staged two protests this week, one on Wednesday to call attention to the city's e...

By David Thorpe for Housing Works

Demand That the CDC Reach Out to Transgender Youth

If the CDC doesn't ask, how can transgender youth tell?

Amazingly (or not, depending on your point of view), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not include questions about gender identity or transgender youth in its Youth Risk Behav...

By David Thorpe for Housing Works

Housing Works CEO Charles King Interrupts Obama AIDS Speech, Leading to Face-to-Face Exchange

Housing Works President and CEO Charles King once sidled up to Sen. Barack Obama at a urinal to bend his ear about lifting the federal ban on needle exchange funding. He didn't have to go quite that far yesterday to get a one-on-one with Obama about ...

By David Thorpe for Housing Works

Housing Works and Co-Counsel Take Bloomberg to Court Over Proposed AIDS Services Cuts

Housing Works announced today that it has filed a motion in federal court for a temporary restraining order against New York City and New York State in an effort to halt the implementation of devastating proposed cuts to the city's HIV/AIDS Services ...

By David Thorpe for Housing Works

HUD Official Addresses HOPWA Hot Topics, Including Immigration, in Toronto

The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit is being held in Toronto this week. A collaboration between the National AIDS Housing Coalition, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Department of Health, Behavior and Society of Johns Hop...

By David Thorpe for Housing Works