The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.
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.”
People from marginalized communities know the feeling of being talked over or excluded, but when relating to trans people, we sometimes re-enact those power differences, activist Ian Haddock writes.
Poverty, religious conservatism, and a lack of sexual health education drive the HIV epidemic in Arkansas.
In the face of ICE raids and skyrocketing rents, and with no Medicaid expansion, Travis County HIV service providers work hard to keep people alive and healthy in Austin, Texas.
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“Somehow, in this state, it is more sinful to be poor and need help than it is to rob a bank.”
“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”