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Kamaria Laffrey
Viewpoints

Dear Champion, Bad-Ass, Hellraiser, Advocate, Survivor, YOU

"There are shoulders of greatness that you stand upon; there are shadows of stigma you’ve emerged from," writes Kamaria Laffrey to her fellow long-term HIV survivors. "There is a journey to be traveled, and you, my beloved friend, are here to pave the way."

Nurse drawing blood
Viewpoints

This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

Badr Baabou
Interviews

Tunisian Activist Talks About the State of Queer Rights and HIV Criminalization in His Country

"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.

'I am Life' Ambassadors Group Photo
News

Houston Launches First HIV Prevention Campaign for Queer and Trans People of Color

'I am Life' features black and Latinx people getting their lives.

View of the George Washington Bridge and Hudson River from above
News

Retired HIV/AIDS Researcher Disappears During 120-Mile Swim

Charles van der Horst, M.D., battled HIV in the clinic and the lab -- and put his own body on the line as an activist for health care access.

Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates its 25th Year and honors Founder Sir Elton John
Features

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces U.S. Grantmaking After Extensive Overhaul

Following months of uncertainty, funding of transgender and black gay organizations will continue in partnership with AIDS United.

Judith Light accepts the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards
News

Judith Light Honored with Special Tony Award for HIV/AIDS Activism

The actress spoke about theater's role in shining a light on the reality of the AIDS epidemic.

Arkansas flag flying high beside the State Capitol Building
Features

After Years of Instability, Arkansas AIDS Foundation Closes

"What's covered up cannot heal. I want this foundation to move forward and do great things," said Carleisha Murry, the new executive director.

RIOT by Gran Fury
Interviews

RIOT on the Wall: Gran Fury's Iconic Painting at the LGBT Community Center in New York

Avram Finkelstein of the Gran Fury collective discusses art and activism for Stonewall's 50th and WorldPride.

HIV Law in 30-Year Michael Johnson Conviction Is Unconstitutional and 'Grossly Disproportionate,' Advocacy Groups Tell Court Img
Press Releases

Lambda Legal, Americans United and Center for Reproductive Rights Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule

"The breadth of the harm this new rule will cause is impossible to exaggerate, and opens up yet another front in the Trump Administration's assault on civil rights of minorities and already marginalized, vulnerable populations," Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Jamie Gliksberg said.