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News Analysis

From Pilot to Finale, ‘Pose’ Lived for Our Community

The acclaimed LGBTQ drama series’ finale served as a feast of realness mixed with tributes to real life.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”

Black Queer Sex Workers Need a Seat at the HIV Advocacy Table: A Conversation With JD Blackstone

Sex workers are not monolithic—and it is vital that their expertise be centered in HIV efforts that target the sex worker community.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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Building the Road to Black Queer Liberation at the Native Son Awards

Alphonso David, Lil Nas X, and Steven Canals were among this year’s awardees for their contributions in activism, media, and entertainment.

Marco Castro-Bojorquez at a UNAIDS conference

Remembering Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Mexican-American Filmmaker and HIV Activist

Since coming to the U.S. in the 1990s, Castro-Bojorquez had been involved in numerous artistic and activist projects, many of them related to the experience of being a queer, bilingual Latinx immigrant living with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
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News Analysis

Illinois Poised to Become Second U.S. State to Decriminalize HIV Non-Disclosure Before Sex

It's 2021, and three quarters of U.S. states still have some form of HIV non-disclosure criminalization law on the books. But that number is about to drop by one.

By Tim Murphy
Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health

“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Malcolm Reid and Erik Paulk

Activists in Georgia Are Working to Modernize HIV Criminalization Laws

Laws that criminalize not disclosing one’s HIV status increase stigma and discrimination—and ignore scientific evidence.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Donja R. Love

Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey

Anti-Transgender Bills Are Active in Dozens of States. Here’s How Trans Folks and Allies Are Fighting Back

This is a record year for bills aiming to block trans youth from medical care or school sports—and some have already passed.

By Tim Murphy
President Biden

Biden Is Currently Facing 3 Epidemics

In America, the concurrent epidemics of HIV, COVID-19, and systemic racism share a lot of common roots.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera