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Pamela Sneed
Interviews

The ‘Funeral Diva’ Pamela Sneed Remembers AIDS, Art, and Activism in New Book

Black lesbian poet and activist Pamela Sneed discusses her latest collection of essays and poems, ‘Funeral Diva.’

By Kenyon Farrow
Black patient
Features

Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Features

First PrEP, Now the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Faced Medical Mistrust Head On

Black communities have many reasons for mistrust of medical authorities. But getting vaccinated can help us get to a place where we can be together again, safely.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
Raniyah Copeland
Interviews

Raniyah Copeland Is Glad More People See That White Supremacy Drives Black HIV Rates

As head of the Black AIDS Institute, she oversees multiple projects geared toward Black communities setting their own agenda for ending the epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
Collage of comic book covers and pages from Luna Unleased
Interviews

‘Luna Unleashed’ Takes a Superpowered Approach to HIV Prevention for Black Women

Black women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, yet they're frequently left out of conversations about HIV prevention. A new comic written by Nakesha Powell and Giovanni N. Dortch aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Soccoro "Cori" Moreland and Tyree "Ty" Williams
Interviews

For Black Transmasculine People, Visibility Leads to Safety

“We’re just like you, and we hurt just like you hurt. We bleed just like you bleed. We put on clothes like you put on clothes. The only thing that’s different is we decide to live in our truth.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Demetre Daskalakis
News Analysis

Between COVID and a New Administration, What's to Come for the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Plan?

The pandemic has definitely delayed things, say advocates, but overall the goal of stopping HIV in the U.S. by 2025 is still on track.

By Tim Murphy
options
Features

Having More Options Makes PrEP More Viable

PrEP in the form of injections, vaginal rings, or medicated anal douches can give people options that work with their sexual life and desires.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Michael "Daphne" Alogna
Interviews

An Amazing Documentary About 1950s NYC Drag Queens Will Be Widely Viewable Come January

‘P.S. Burn This Letter Please’ began with the discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters written among gays at the height of Eisenhower conservatism.

By Tim Murphy
Mayor Dinkins
News Analysis

Remembering New York City Mayor David Dinkins and His Love for People Living With HIV

The city’s first Black mayor died at age 93 on Nov. 23.

By Juan Michael Porter II