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Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee is a writer based in Atlanta and a columnist for the Georgia Voice newspaper, which focuses on LGBT issues in the South.

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Nushawn Williams Served Out His HIV-Related Sentence in 2010. Why Is He Still Not Free?

More than two decades after accepting a 12-year plea deal, the HIV-positive New Yorker remains in state custody.

By Ryan Lee
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Queer Artists of Color Seek to 'Transform' Narrative About HIV in Atlanta With BeltLine Mural

In a neighborhood hit hard by HIV, the work of five artists celebrates queer people of color thriving with the virus.

By Ryan Lee
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Tawdry Feud Between City and Nonprofit Exposes Atlanta AIDS Housing Failures

Delays in payments have caused hardships for people needing rental assistance, as well as the organizations that serve them.

By Ryan Lee
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces U.S. Grantmaking After Extensive Overhaul

Following months of uncertainty, funding of transgender and black gay organizations will continue in partnership with AIDS United.

By Ryan Lee
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As HIV Rates Soar in Louisiana, LSU Withholds PrEP Coverage

Baton Rouge has had the highest HIV rates in the nation for years. Yet, Louisiana State University's biggest insurance policy does not cover PrEP.

By Ryan Lee
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Sanjay Johnson Faces Prison Sentence in Arkansas HIV Crime Trial

Sanjay Johnson's attorney seeks to overturn state law, and even his accuser worries Johnson's potential sentence is too severe.

By Ryan Lee
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Caterpillar Expands HIV PrEP Coverage Amidst Questions About Insurance Denials

Can a company be considered LGBTQ-friendly if its insurance policies ignore HIV-prevention trends?

By Ryan Lee
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Publix Grocery Chain Denies PrEP Coverage to Its Employees

A provider in Atlanta says one of his patients employed by the large grocery store chain was denied insurance coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) coverage, a method for preventing HIV transmission. Is their decision based on cost or conserva...

By Ryan Lee