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Giuliani Alvarenga

Giuli Alvarenga

Giuli is an award-winning writer and law student, located in New Orleans. They have a Bachelor's degree focused on English Literature and Gender & Women's Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Giuli is an ambassador for the CDC program "Let's Stop HIV Together" and a student liaison for the American Bar Association's Health Law Section.

Latest by Giuli Alvarenga

Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz
Interviews

Transgender Elder Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz on Survival and Resilience

After founding a leading organization for transgender Latinas in 2006—and even after the deadliest year on record for transgender people—Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz is still at the frontlines of activist work.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Transgender Salvadoran activist Ruby Corado
Interviews

This Latinx Icon Is Opening a Shelter Just for LGBTQ Migrants

Ruby Corado founded Casa Ruby to link LGBTQ youth to health care and support. Now, she’s giving LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum in the United States the stability they need to transition to life in a new country.

By Daisy Becerra and Giuli Alvarenga
transgender refugees
Features

Border Work in Tijuana Has Taught Me That Immigration Is a Public Health Concern

A law student from a Central American immigrant family learns about the dangers faced by transgender migrants at the border.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Cuba COVID-19
News Analysis

While the U.S. Squanders Its Global Leadership Role, Cuba Is Stepping Up to the Plate on COVID-19

The island is hoping its leadership in public health, medicine, and biomedical research will transform its economic situation and global status.

By Giuli Alvarenga
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele
News Analysis

El Salvador Tries to Get Ahead of the Coronavirus Epidemic by Employing Quarantine Measures, Stimulus, and Hip-Hop

President Bukele and Residente from hip-hop group Calle 13 announced the stimulus on Instagram.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Erica Lupinacci and Sarah Stewart credit Erica and Sarah
Interviews

New Documentary Series Links the Lives of People Living With Chronic Illness

The series follows five subjects living with lupus, diabetes, HIV, and other conditions.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Photograpy studio with lighting equipment and a camera
Viewpoints

The First Supermodel, Gia Carangi, Died of AIDS 33 Years Ago. She's Worth Remembering

Though she died of HIV-related causes at the age of 26, her impact on fashion carried far beyond her years as a model.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Thousands In Chicago Protest Planned ICE Arrests Of Undocumented Immigrants
Reference

Using HIV to Justify Immigration Bans Isn't New. Here's the 35-Year History.

Haitians, gay men, and Central Americans have all been scapegoats in the storied history of American HIV immigration bans.

By Giuli Alvarenga and Kenyon Farrow
Shawn-Patrick Torres from the Latino Commission on AIDS
News Analysis

Latinx LGBT Advocates Meet in Atlanta to Discuss Strategies to Address Growing HIV Epidemic

Latinos in the Deep South helps to lead the charge for southern social-justice organizing to end HIV.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Connie Norman
Interviews

Transgender 'AIDS Diva' and Activist Connie Norman Remembered in Powerful Documentary

The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.

By Giuli Alvarenga