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SZA, Sexual Health and the Stigma of Gay Loneliness Img
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SZA, Sexual Health and the Stigma of Gay Loneliness

The singer is helping my queer friends of color and me talk about being "messy" -- and let go of our shame so we can love ourselves more.

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Failures of HIV Services for Latinx Communities: Preventing and Treating Racism

"It is not our culture, our machismo, or our gay sex that requires your immediate attention," writes Miguel Garcia, who urges non-profits to shift their deficiency-based gaze to themselves.

Bipolar Mania, Sex and HIV Prevention: Untangling the Threads of Shame and Ignorance Img
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Bipolar Mania, Sex and HIV Prevention: Untangling the Threads of Shame and Ignorance

Miguel Garcia, a gay person of color living with bipolar disorder says his recovery "rests heavily on my ability to thwart fear by reclaiming agency over my body and mind and confronting ignorance and stigma."

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Seeing and Acknowledging Each Other -- Con Ganas

"I believe prevention and addressing stigma starts with seeing and acknowledging members of our community," Miguel Garcia writes on National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. "Honestly, sometimes prevention really just starts with the little things."