In California’s East Bay, activists are bringing food to people experiencing homelessness, while larger nonprofits are unable to provide meals or masks.
For Bishop Yvette Flunder, her work as a Black woman, a lesbian and clergywoman has been to challenge the stigma and rabid homophobia that has exacerbated the worst parts of the AIDS epidemic and instead preach a gospel of radical inclusivity.
Amidst skyrocketing housing costs and historic racial segregation, APLA expands its work to Black and brown neighborhoods.
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.
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.
"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."
As the 2020 presidential hopeful touts her HIV activist record, doubts remain as to whether her version of events is the full truth.
The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.
"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."