Giuliani is a UC Berkeley alumni who double majored in English and Gender & Women's Studies. He is a Sidley Austin Pre-Law Scholar and wrapping up his two-year clerkship with Munger, Tolles & Olson before he begins law school.
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Skyrocketing rents have increased the need for the work of Instituto Familiar de la Raza -- yet have also made it difficult for them to maintain their own spaces.
"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."
Given its anti-transgender policies and the lack of resources for trans health and survival, the administration may not be on track to end HIV by 2030.
Some community members want further investigations and the arrest of Buck; others want to find support for black and Latinx gay men dealing with addiction.
As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.
"Horacio's desire for 'queer survival' is a consciousness we as queer, transgender people of color know all too well," writes Giuliani Alvarenga. "We understand that our bodies are marked with loss and painful memories."
"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."
One man's online memorial is "a potentially beautiful project," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. However, "[t]he problem? His project lacks diversity."
Tiffany Marrero and Giuliani Alvarenga discuss some of the highlights from the conference, some of the people they met, and what it's like doing this work as two young HIV-positive activists of color.