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essential worker
Viewpoints

Now Is the Time to Give Essential Workers What They Deserve

Until we take this opportunity to define how much essential workers matter, cards, prayers, good thoughts, parades, and big coffees will not move their rights forward.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
transgender refugees
Features

Border Work in Tijuana Has Taught Me That Immigration Is a Public Health Concern

A law student from a Central American immigrant family learns about the dangers faced by transgender migrants at the border.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Felix Gonzales-Torres
Features

The Lasting Legacy of Artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Gonzalez-Torrez’ installations and their commentary on loss and time speak to us during the present pandemic.

By Anni Irish
Mark Milano
News

How an HIV Long-Term Survivor Sued an NYC Cosmetic Surgeon for Refusal of Service—And Won

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits providers from turning away patients based on their HIV status. When it happened to veteran HIV activist Mark Milano, he fought back.

By Tim Murphy
Bronx neighborhood photo from high angle
Interviews

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
Craig Washington and George Burgess at Sisterlove event
Interviews

Celebrating the Life of HIV Activist George Burgess, Who Was ‘Always in Divine Service’

George Burgess was a tireless HIV activist who recently died. In this roundtable discussion, his family, colleagues, and loved ones look back at his life.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Arianna Inurritegui-Lint
Interviews

This Trans Latina Living With HIV Is Serving Her Florida Community—And Suing Trump for Health Care Discrimination

“Access to health care is a human right,” says Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, the founder of Arianna’s Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

By Tim Murphy
Mark S. King
Interviews

This HIV Activist Started Blogging With TheBody and Is Now Winning GLAAD and Other Journalism Awards

Charles Sanchez chats and wisecracks with the award-winning writer and HIV activist Mark S. King.

By Charles Sanchez
Letitia James
Features

New York Attorney General Letitia James: A National Figure for Fighting Trump and the NRA, and an HIV and LGBT Champion

New York State’s first Black and female attorney general has been by our side at rallies and protests for years now.

By Tim Murphy
Moderna headquarters
News

Moderna Reverses Decision to Exclude People with HIV From Their COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

“There is no clinical justification for excluding people with HIV from COVID-19 vaccine trials,” read a letter from HIV advocates to federal health officials.

By Tim Murphy