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Donna Fuchs and Dante credit Jessica Kloke

Shining a Light on Jacksonville’s HIV Epidemic

“Some people call us southern Georgia,” advocates say.

Emil Wilbekin credit Warren White

Emil Wilbekin Is Our Native Son and Afropunk’s Renaissance Man

“I wanted to create a space where we would come together and be forced to look each other in the eye, say hello, speak to each other, and serve as a mirror to each other.”

A man waves transgender pride flag during Brighton Pride Parade on August 03, 2019

Cisgender People Need to Step Aside and Let Trans People Lead the Way

People from marginalized communities know the feeling of being talked over or excluded, but when relating to trans people, we sometimes re-enact those power differences, activist Ian Haddock writes.

LaTunja Sockwell and Ashley Young credit Better Community Development

Arkansas Advocates Hope New Federal Funding Will Change the Course of HIV in This State

Poverty, religious conservatism, and a lack of sexual health education drive the HIV epidemic in Arkansas.

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Even Without Medicaid Expansion, Oklahoma HIV Service Providers Refuse to Let Anyone Fall Through the Cracks

“Somehow, in this state, it is more sinful to be poor and need help than it is to rob a bank.”

LaSaia Wade credit Xavier D MaatRa

The Cofounder of (Possibly) the Nation’s Only Black- and Trans-Led LGBTQ Center Wants to Hit $1 Million

For LaSaia Wade, the journey to activism began with getting fired for being trans.

Kneeshe Parkinson credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds

This St. Louis–Based HIV Activist Uses Her Own Story to Make HIV Have ‘Meaning Behind the Numbers’

Positive Women’s Network-USA member and founder of Kneeshe Speaks, Kneeshe Parkinson, talks about the importance of connection, women, and telling our stories.

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After Losing a Mother and Two Sisters From HIV, This Woman Became an Advocate for Others

“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”

Lee Kidd Ariq Cabbler credit Alberto Forbes

South Side Chicago Organization Puts a Family Touch on HIV Treatment and PrEP Adherence Support

With a “for us, by us” approach, Brothers Health Collective reaches a community often missed by larger organizations.

Terry Smith and Ty Gaffney Smith of APLA

Tackling HIV Racial Disparities in the City of Angels

Amidst skyrocketing housing costs and historic racial segregation, APLA expands its work to Black and brown neighborhoods.