"I call on the organizations reading this to look in the mirror and honestly assess how they have tackled diversity, how they treat people and how they have engaged people of color," Art Jackson writes. "I say it's more than having a token man who ha...
Sasanka Jinadasa is the capacity building and community resource manager at HIPS, identifies as a queer Lankan hard femme and has spearheaded projects on sex education, LGBTQ allyship and diversity and inclusion within activist spaces.
"In the beginning of my process, I was not taking PrEP," Tamia Green writes. "I went through the thought process of, if I'm going to be sharing information with different communities, I felt I should be on the product."
"I decided that PrEP seemed right for me," Christina Palacios writes. "I found it to be beneficial for me because I had two sex partners and wanted to protect us all and improve my chances of remaining HIV negative."
"I got involved with the movement to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic when I first stepped into the movement for LGBTQ equality," Steven Romeo says. "These two movements are intertwined by their very nature."
Kenyon Farrow spoke with two activists living with HIV to hear, from their perspectives, where activism fits into the work to change the course of the epidemic for black gay men's lives.
For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Johnson shared her thoughts on progress that's been made and the challenges that stand in the way of an AIDS-free generation among women and girls.
"What concerns me most is that guidelines and policies and their one-size-fits-all application often ignore the realities of sex workers' lives," says Sally-Jean Shackleton of South Africa's Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce.
"If PrEP programs are not made available, what concerns me is that gay men and other MSM may choose to access PrEP through some other means," says Thai advocate Midnight Poonkasetwattana.
"Issues of adherence are my major concern, also issues of accessibility," says Zimbabwean advocate Bathabile Nyathi. "Will PrEP be easily accessed by anyone and everyone who wants to take it?"