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Queer Liberation and cops

Did NYC’s Pride Organizers and Its Queer Cops Group Ever Really Discuss the Cops Marching Without Uniforms and Guns?

The issue has cracked the city’s main Pride organizing group down the middle—but it’s unclear who’s not budging on what could be a key compromise.

By Tim Murphy
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From Pilot to Finale, ‘Pose’ Lived for Our Community

The acclaimed LGBTQ drama series’ finale served as a feast of realness mixed with tributes to real life.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”

Black Queer Sex Workers Need a Seat at the HIV Advocacy Table: A Conversation With JD Blackstone

Sex workers are not monolithic—and it is vital that their expertise be centered in HIV efforts that target the sex worker community.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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Building the Road to Black Queer Liberation at the Native Son Awards

Alphonso David, Lil Nas X, and Steven Canals were among this year’s awardees for their contributions in activism, media, and entertainment.

Donja R. Love

Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black patient

Can Long-Acting ART Be an Equitable Care Option for Black Women?

For Black women, before we can start conversations about switching to Cabenuva, we need to address issues around access, stigma, and cultural competence.

By Dali Adekunle
police at Pride

Jonathan Capehart Is in the Sunken Place. Yes, the Police Should Be Banned From Pride

Queer activists say the recent ban on uniformed police officers marching in NYC’s Pride parade is justified and goes a long way to ensure the safety of LGBTQ community members.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Billy Porter attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Billy Porter’s HIV Disclosure Speaks to How We Process—and Reject—Shame

When Billy Porter revealed that he has been living with HIV for the past 14 years, Juan Michael Porter II's immediate response was, “This is nobody’s business—but I’m grateful that he’s doing this for our community.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
harm reduction

Criminalizing Drug Use Isn't Good Public Health. Safe Supply Offers an Alternative.

Canada is saving lives by cutting out the toxic drug supply that has dramatically increased overdoses—and providing drugs directly through health care services.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Tiny House

My Sistah’s House Is Building Tiny Homes for Black Trans People in Memphis

Organizer Kayla Gore speaks on the importance of inclusive, affirming shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.