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Assata Thomas of Institute for Community Justice (second from right) with Philadelphia police officers who collaborated with Philadelphia FIGHT on a gun buyback program

A Longtime Philadelphia HIV Agency Is Also Trying to Curb Gun Violence

Philadelphia FIGHT teamed up with fellow anti-incarceration program MANN-UP to give cash in exchange for guns and bullets, no questions asked.

By Tim Murphy
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Meet Michael Chancley, a Pomeranian-Loving Atlanta Resident Now Helming the PrEP Facts Facebook Group

The Facebook group "gives insight into what the community knows about HIV in general—and what it doesn’t know, which sometimes you can forget if you work in the field and never step out of your HIV bubble," Chancley says.

By Tim Murphy
Elizabeth Owens

‘Thank You for Coming to Work Today’: Colleagues and Comrades Remember the Indefatigable Elizabeth Owens

Owens, who died this September, will be remembered as one of New York City’s fiercest fighters for the marginalized.

By Tim Murphy
Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker and Cecilia Gentili

NYC Trans Warriors Cecilia Gentili and Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker Talk Beating Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Rule in Court (for Now)

The Trump administration has until the end of October to respond to the decision, but the recent pro-LGBT Supreme Court ruling makes its argument pretty weak.

By Tim Murphy
lonely man

COVID-19, HIV, and Loneliness: Help From Dr. David Fawcett

Reaching out to old friends, helping others, and scheduling weekly social time can make a difference.

By Charles Sanchez
empty pill bottle

The Anatomy of a Slip-Up

Why do people living with HIV fall through the cracks of care despite our best efforts, and how do we prevent that during a global pandemic?

By Juan Michael Porter II
Bronx neighborhood photo from high angle

This Trio Took Care of the Bronx’s Homeless Drug Users Through the Worst Months of COVID-19

Bronx Móvil’s Tamara Oyola Santiago, Alexis Del Rio, and Nelson Gonzalez combed the New York City borough at night in a rented car to give out clean syringes, food, water, sanitizer, and other essentials.

By Tim Murphy
James Wentzy, Tracy McNeil, Catherine Allen

At NYC’s Oldest HIV Residence, Both Fury and Excitement Over Rebuild Plans

Some longtime dwellers of Bailey-Holt House, open since 1986, oppose being displaced, even though they’re invited back.

By Tim Murphy
 The "Grindr" app logo is seen amongst other dating apps on a mobile phone screen

Grindr Gives $100K to LGBTQ Groups in the Middle East and North Africa

The grants come as the U.S., citing security reasons, has basically forced the app's Chinese owners to sell it off by June of next year.

By Tim Murphy