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Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism

Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.

By George Kevin Jordan

10 Black Transgender Women to Watch

Black AIDS Institute honors black trans women who are leading the fight for equality, human rights, and civil rights for trans and gender-nonconforming people of color.

By Whitney Alese for The Black AIDS Institute

Reading Race in 1990s HIV Theater and Film

"Especially in the case of the [white] HIV-positive figures ... in Rent and Angels in America, these queer figures of color serve to remind audiences, 'Well, at least I'm not that,'" Danielle Fuentes Morgan says.

By Kenyon Farrow

I'm a Young, White, Gay Man Living With HIV, Here's How I Became Committed to Racial Justice

Michael Lamb was a white gay man who thought he knew it all. Then he was diagnosed with HIV, and he realized that if he wanted to end HIV stigma and racism, he had to start with himself.

By Michael Lamb

Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV

For the first time in 12 years, a person living with HIV addressed a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daniel Driffin took center stage, speaking about HIV/AIDS advocacy.

By Human Rights Campaign

Pressure to Be Macho Puts Black Gay Men at Risk for HIV Transmission

What's the product of anti-gay attitudes and pressure to adopt masculine norms? Study shows deep psychological distress and a greater chance of risky sexual behaviors.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Sons and Mothers Unite to Heal

The idea for the groundbreaking support group Sons and Mothers came to Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM) President and CEO Antoine Craigwell and a colleague a couple of years after Craigwell contemplated suicide for the second time.

The Guyanese journa...

By Tomika Anderson for The Black AIDS Institute

On LGBTQ Youth, Condoms and Police Stops

What does "stop and frisk" have to do with HIV prevention? Mitchyll Mora of New York City's Streetwise and Safe elaborates.

By Olivia G. Ford

Boundless Connections, Family, Home

I have often thought of relationships that included one person to another as a stifling act of anti-community -- primarily because I had been involved in relationships that were all-consuming, often prioritizing time with that person over time spent ...

By Shawn(ta) Smith