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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez

Associate Editor

Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He is an award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist whose work has been featured in Mic, Out, Slate, POZ, and The Village Voice. He also teaches writing at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

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National AIDS Memorial’s Annual Video Series Highlights Transgender Community

In its annual Surviving Voices series, the National AIDS Memorial has turned its eyes to the nation’s transgender community, who live at the nexus of numerous structural health disparities.

Activists protesting Tennessee law against sanctuary cities outside the Tennessee State Capitol on May 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
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ICE Detained a Tennessee Man After HIV Exposure Charge

HIV exposure is a felony in Tennessee, a state that has seen heavy ICE activity in recent months.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Holds New Hampshire Town Hall
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The HIV Epidemic? Elizabeth Warren Has a (Very Good) Plan for That

Elizabeth Warren's newly released plan for LGBTQ Americans proves she gets the epidemic on a level beyond just medical and personal.

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Those Truvada Lawsuit Ads You See Everywhere May Hinder Public Health Efforts

Personal injury lawsuit ads targeting social media have become daily sightings. But are they doing more harm than good?

Planned Parenthood Protests Trump Administration's Title X Rule Change
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Planned Parenthood's Transgender Services Face New Threats From Trump Administration

The organization is committed to serving the community despite the political challenges.

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Get Ready for the Inaugural Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Advocates across the South are coming together to fight disparities that leave many southerners vulnerable to HIV.

Marianne Williamson
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Is Marianne Williamson's Record on AIDS as Great as She Claims?

As the 2020 presidential hopeful touts her HIV activist record, doubts remain as to whether her version of events is the full truth.

Demonstrators Protest Against Russian Anti Gay Laws Outside Their Embassy
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Russia Wants to Outlaw AIDS Denialism

But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.

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People Living With HIV and Disabilities Are Doing It for Themselves

New York City's HIV planning body looks at recommendations for ensuring services meet needs of people with disabilities.