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With All Eyes on NY Gay Marriage, GENDA Passes in Assembly

New York's marriage equality bill is not the only monumental piece of LGBT legislation that could pass in the final days of this year's legislative session.

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of state assembly members passed the Gender Expression Nondisc...

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Photo Essay: For People With AIDS, a Sanctuary in Peril

For 26 years, the Momentum Project has provided millions of meals to poor New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. If Mayor Bloomberg's budget goes through as proposed, however, he will eliminate the project's entire grant -- which totals less than $1 milli...

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Palma, AIDS Activists Attack Bloomberg AIDS Funding Cuts

With a month to go before Mayor Bloomberg must finalize the city budget, AIDS activists sent up a rallying cry outside City Hall this morning, demanding the mayor take more than $5 million in cuts off the table.

"In this city, in one of the richest ...

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LGBTQ+

"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...

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Action Alert: Condemn NY Post for Revealing Strauss-Kahn Victim Lives in AIDS Housing

In an egregious breach of confidentiality, the New York Post has revealed that the woman accusing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault lives in an apartment set aside for New Yorkers who have HIV.

Update 3:50 PM: A lawyer for the alleg...

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ADAP

ADAP Watch: AIDS Drug Wait List Jumps to 8,100

As of May 13, the wait list to receive lifesaving AIDS medication through the nation's AIDS Drug Assistance Programs had hit 8,100 people across 13 states. Two states -- Utah and Alabama -- began wait lists since May 5.

The number of people waiting ...

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Join June 8 NYC Rally at Critical UN Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Step up with Housing Works, ACT UP, Health GAP and other organizations.

On Wednesday June 8, join the march and rally in New York City to fight for AIDS treatment, dignity and respect for people living with AIDS at the United Nations headquarters.

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Housing

Video: Wake Up and Listen! In Kansas City, AIDS Activists Call for Housing

Kansas City, MO -- A coalition of AIDS activists from around the country rallied at a park here yesterday, demanding that the Missouri state government -- as well as state governments across the country -- improve access to housing and transportation...

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Scientists Halt FEM-PrEP Study in Africa

On Monday scientists terminated a study in Africa designed to figure out whether a daily oral dose of the antiretroviral Truvada could prevent women from becoming infected with HIV.

According to FHI, the global health organization conducting the stu...

Photo Essay: In Mississippi, Scarred but Strong Img

Photo Essay: In Mississippi, Scarred but Strong

"For people living with HIV in Mississippi, the stigma surrounding the disease is often more frightening than the disease itself," Housing Works' Julie Turkewitz writes. In this photo essay, Housing Works highlights six HIV-positive Mississippians "w...