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My Sistah’s House Is Building Tiny Homes for Black Trans People in Memphis

Organizer Kayla Gore speaks on the importance of inclusive, affirming shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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NYC Working Group Urges Policymakers to Recognize COVID-19 as a Chronic Condition

A new report calls for action towards health justice and healing for New York communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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SisterReach Makes HIV Support Accessible to Black Women

Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.

By Ciarra Jones
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Sarah Schulman Discusses Her Massive ACT UP Tome ‘Let the Record Show,’ Coming This May

“Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,” the 20th title from acclaimed author, activist, and ACT UP alum Sarah Schulman, is the culmination of 20 years’ worth of in-depth video interviews with nearly 200 ACT UP alums.

By Tim Murphy
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Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
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This HIV Power Couple’s First Convo Was About Medicaid Expansion

It’s all advocacy all the time for policy-wonk wives and moms Amy Killelea and Lauren Banks Killelea. But they like it that way.

By Tim Murphy
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LGBTQ Activists Remember Carmen Vázquez

On Jan. 27, Carmen Vázquez, a beloved and outspoken member of the LGBTQ+ community and longtime social-justice activist, died of COVID-19 complications at age 72.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Pamela Sneed

The ‘Funeral Diva’ Pamela Sneed Remembers AIDS, Art, and Activism in New Book

Black lesbian poet and activist Pamela Sneed discusses her latest collection of essays and poems, ‘Funeral Diva.’

By Kenyon Farrow
Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz

Transgender Elder Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz on Survival and Resilience

After founding a leading organization for transgender Latinas in 2006—and even after the deadliest year on record for transgender people—Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz is still at the frontlines of activist work.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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Ruth Coker Burks on Her Five-Hankie Memoir of Caring for and Loving Gay Men With AIDS in 1980s and ’90s Arkansas

‘All the Young Men’ is an extraordinary account of Burks’ one-woman ministry amid stunning homophobia, ignorance, and cruelty.

By Tim Murphy