A message of hope and purpose from a leader in HIV advocacy and Black queer empowerment.
Even in mass loss, hope springs eternal.
African Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic—Including My Family in Albany, Georgia
HIV advocate Ace Robinson writes about the devastating impact of losing several family members to COVID-19.
For Bishop Yvette Flunder, her work as a Black woman, a lesbian and clergywoman has been to challenge the stigma and rabid homophobia that has exacerbated the worst parts of the AIDS epidemic and instead preach a gospel of radical inclusivity.
Despite its reputation as a playground of the 1%, Palm Beach County has one of the highest HIV rates in the country.
“Some people call us southern Georgia,” advocates say.
Young gay and bisexual men of color, transgender women, and people who use injection drugs are the most vulnerable groups to HIV in Kentucky.
“I wanted to create a space where we would come together and be forced to look each other in the eye, say hello, speak to each other, and serve as a mirror to each other.”
Poverty, religious conservatism, and a lack of sexual health education drive the HIV epidemic in Arkansas.
“Revealing every nuance about my health with someone who doesn’t know my favorite color feels rash,” Juan Michael Porter II writes.