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From L to R: David Perkins, Dorothy Dempster, Leslie Guinn, Michelle McCallister
Interviews

Advocates Throw a Wrench in the Motor City's HIV Epidemic

HIV rates are going down in Wayne County, home of the city of Detroit. Providers here think a mix of U=U campaigns and rapid-start treatment have helped. But how will the epidemic end here?

David Brinkman and Tim Costello credit Jack Bunting
Interviews

Living the Golden Years With HIV in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs may be a haven with excellent HIV services, but for the many long-term survivors who have retired here, there will be a need for increasing LGBT eldercare in coming years.

Michelle Tabajonda Christopher Alcala Gabriel Maldonado Jorge De Los Santos Sunni Meador
Interviews

A 'TruEvolution' Is Happening in Riverside, California

While most people with HIV in Riverside County are white gay men in Palm Springs, TruEvolution in the city of Riverside provides services to black and Latinx youth impacted by the epidemic.

Tony Christon Walker and Kathie Hiers
Interviews

Despite Stigma, Christian Right Values, and No Medicaid Expansion, AIDS Alabama Makes a Way

Poor, religious, and rife with racial inequality, Alabama embodies the challenges of ending the epidemic in the Deep South, where rural areas and young black men who have sex with men carry the HIV burden.

Protestors occupy the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in protest of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Features

Women With HIV Look Back on Confronting Supporters of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Unity and struggling together can help us make it through -- and help us heal when we face trauma, lifelong organizer JD Davids writes.

Bowers V Hardwick protest in Washington DC, 1986
Features

As Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Rights Approaches, An Activist Looks Back at 1987 SCOTUS Protests

As U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on cases that may roll back LGBTQ legal protections, activist Tripp Reed prepares to risk arrest again.

man talking on phone
News Analysis

The HIV Housing Budget Is Under Threat of Cuts. You Need to Call Your (GOP) Senator Now.

The Senate is proposing a big cut to HOPWA for fiscal year 2020, and it's coming atop pre-existing cuts to places like New York, California, Miami, and Atlanta.

Taylor Chandler
News Analysis

National Trans Visibility March Attendees Say the Upcoming SCOTUS Case Looms Large

Transgender activists now worry that the Supreme Court may allow for employers to discriminate against LGBT people.

Activists Lead Trans March for Visibility in DC credit Stephen Hicks
News

Trans Activists Demonstrate for End to Violence and Discrimination at Landmark National March

The National Trans Visibility March on Washington, D.C. brought thousands to the nation's capital to advocate for trans lives and an end to violence and discrimination.

People marching with anBi, a bisexual organization, carry a bisexual flag in the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Features

We've Always Been Here: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Bisexual Visibility Day

Activist Khafre Kujichagulia Abif writes about the importance of fighting stigma and HIV health disparities for bisexuals.