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Emmett Patterson

Emmett Patterson

Emmett Patterson is a longtime queer & trans health activist based in Washington, D.C. He attributes his commitment to sexual liberation to a lineage of HIV and AIDS, racial justice, and disability justice activists. A community mapper and process dreamer, Emmett provides coaching and training on health, wellness, and sexual liberation at emmettpatterson.com.

Latest by Emmett Patterson

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Viewpoints

Queer, Trans, Disabled, and Proud of All Three

What is disability pride? Radical acceptance of both self and community.

By Emmett Patterson
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Features

Is Lockdown the Ideal Time to Test for HIV and Other STIs at Home?

European organizations weigh in on what’s worked for home testing programs over the past year.

By Emmett Patterson
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News

The One-Stop Shop Where Testing for COVID and HIV, PrEP, and Voter Registration Meet

The Washington, D.C. initiative One Tent Health is making inroads in HIV testing and prevention in highly neglected areas of the country’s capital.

By Emmett Patterson
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The Requisite Project Is Mobilizing U.K. Queer Men of Color to Take Charge of Their Sexual Wellness

A new U.K.-based initiative is creating a groundswell of action around the sexual health of queer men of color.

By Emmett Patterson
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Interviews

Meet the Founders of the Molly House, Where Masculine-of-Center Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Online

A COVID-19 relief fund and a digital space for support help break down isolation.

By Emmett Patterson
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Interviews

Grieving With No End in Sight: An Interview With Noah Cochran, Co-Founder of the COVID Grief Network

The network pairs people in their 20s and 30s who are grieving with volunteers who provide individual and group support.

By Emmett Patterson
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Features

What HIV Activists Are Adding to Their Quarantine Music Playlists

Four nonprofit leaders share the music that keeps them inspired.

By Emmett Patterson
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Viewpoints

How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

Disabled activists explain how BDSM has helped them heal and grow.

By Emmett Patterson
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Amy Coney Barrett Is a Threat to the Affordable Care Act—and the Transgender and Disabled People Who Depend on It

A six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court—now including Justice Barrett—could repeal the law in its entirety.

By Emmett Patterson
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Viewpoints

Hepatitis A, Preventable by a Vaccine, Is Spreading Among Gay, Bi and Trans People

Few people know that hepatitis A could be spread through a host of sexual acts -- and that it is on the rise among queer and trans people.

By Jack Harrison-Quintana and Emmett Patterson