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Remembering Rusti Miller-Hill, Whose Life Spanned Multiple Women’s Movements

“She just didn’t know how many people she touched, and helped, and made feel good.”

By Olivia G. Ford
President-elect Joe Biden And Vice President-elect Kamala Harris fist bump after election win

Trump’s Leaving, But Health Care Challenges Remain. Where Do We Go From Here?

We checked in with some top advocates about why (and how) the HIV community must continue to mobilize in the face of an undecided Senate majority and an uncertain future for health care in the U.S.

By Tim Murphy
Joyce Wallace

Remembering Joyce Wallace, M.D., Early HIV/AIDS Doctor and Crusader for NYC Sex Workers

Wallace founded FROST’D, whose mobile van brought “streetwalkers” condoms, HIV testing, clean needles, health care—and compassion.

By Tim Murphy
Angela Motsusi

Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
VOCAL-NY advocates

New York Advocates Say Cuomo Is Allowing a Drug Use Disaster to Happen During COVID

Echoing nationwide reports, they cite more overdose deaths and dirty-needle use—and say that the governor could reverse much of the crisis with a stroke of the pen.

By Tim Murphy
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Anti-Stigma “I Can Give U” Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm

This DIY PSA campaign has spread internationally, telling the world about the wonderful things people with HIV can give, while successful treatment allows them to not give HIV.

By Charles Sanchez
Elizabeth Owens

‘Thank You for Coming to Work Today’: Colleagues and Comrades Remember the Indefatigable Elizabeth Owens

Owens, who died this September, will be remembered as one of New York City’s fiercest fighters for the marginalized.

By Tim Murphy
Henry van Ameringen

Fairy Godfather: Remembering Henry van Ameringen, Who Gave Nearly $150 Million to HIV and LGBTQ Causes

The gay fragrance heir constantly opened his checkbook for projects to support the queer community’s most vulnerable.

By Tim Murphy
transgender refugees

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

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