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BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER

Black Queer People’s Family Structures Are a Blueprint for the Revolution

How Black queer people show up for each other in nontraditional ways should be a lesson for us all.

By Ciarra Jones
BLM Fire Island.

The #BlackLivesMatter Movement Has Finally Gripped Fire Island, New York’s Gay Elites

As protests erupted nationwide in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the #BlackLivesMatter movement came the LGBTQ-dominant communities of Fire Island’s Pines and Cherry Grove in New York.

By Tim Murphy
Oscar Lopez CEO, Poderosos & Founder of South Texas Equality Projects.

This Is How LGBTQ Latinx Folks Are Facing the Impact of COVID-19 at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Groups like Poderosos, Team Brownsville, and Angry Tías and Abuelas are working around the clock to help those most in need.

By Tim Murphy
Ron Simmons

Remembering Dr. Ron Simmons, Black Gay Activist and HIV Champion Who Was So Much More

From the Vietnam anti-war movement to HIV/AIDS, TheBody remembers this trailblazing activist.

By Juan Michael Porter II
SF tent camps in COVID-19 times

Homelessness and COVID-19

In California’s East Bay, activists are bringing food to people experiencing homelessness, while larger nonprofits are unable to provide meals or masks.

By Antwan Matthews
HIV doula

What Would an HIV Doula Do? Collective Turns Attention to Radical Care in Time of COVID

By raising questions and considerations, these activists remind us to build community in a time of distance by loving, not fearing, each other.

By Jamara Wakefield
Kiyoshi Kuromiya

You Should Know This Gay Asian-American Civil Rights, Anti-War, and HIV/AIDS Activist

TheBody remembers Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who died 20 years ago this month.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Milwaukee primary

Amid the COVID Crisis, HIV and Other Activists Must Act Now for Fair Elections in November

What we saw on April 7 in Wisconsin, hostile court rulings followed by scarce polling sites, is a bad omen for the fall—unless citizens unite now for a full and fair vote.

By Tim Murphy
webinar

America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

By Myles Helfand
LGBTQ and HIV Activists Protest Anti-Gay Evangelical Group at Pop-Up COVID-19 Hospital in NYC.

LGBTQ and HIV Activists Protest Anti-Gay Evangelical Group Running a Pop-Up COVID-19 Hospital in New York City

Rev. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse requires workers to oppose same-sex marriage and the idea of transgender and nonbinary people. Some New Yorkers say their do-gooderism doesn’t overrule their bigotry.

By Tim Murphy