"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."
Jasmine Tasaki organizes with her fellow black trans women to creatively make the lives of black trans women better, in HIV prevention and treatment, in healing and thriving.
In conservative Central Indiana, this LGBTQ-run agency transcended its repressive origins and helps people with HIV who are discriminated against at other local institutions.
Following months of uncertainty, funding of transgender and black gay organizations will continue in partnership with AIDS United.
The United Way's Indiana Youth Group (IYG) serves about 760 young people coping with sexual orientation issues, offering some 20 support groups out of a converted home on Indianapolis' Northside. The tobacco-, alcohol- and drug-free center has onsit...