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Ryan White Extension Act

The Program That Keeps Half a Million People With HIV Alive and Well Turns 30 This Month

We spoke to two experts about the origin, evolution, and future of the Ryan White CARE Act, passed on August 18, 1990.

By Tim Murphy
Plandemics

Fighting the ‘Plandemic’ and Other Science Disinformation Campaigns

Activists Jennifer Brea and Gregg Gonsalves discuss how to combat a plague of disinformation.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Max Westerman and Sean Strub

Being a Gay, HIV-Positive Mayor of a Small Town: New Film Documents an Activist's Rise in the Trump Era

Sean Strub founded the HIV publication POZ and the advocacy group The Sero Project. Now he's showcased in a documentary that tells the story of how he became the mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
LGBTQ+ workers rights Supreme Court

What You Need to Know About the Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Protecting LGBTQ Workers

While the decision is good news for LGBTQ people, a top LGBT rights lawyer says that congressional action is still needed for protection in other areas.

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
Ashton P Woods credit Ashton P Woods for Texas Campaign

This Houston Black Lives Matter Activist Is Running for Texas State Representative

Ashton P. Woods is the first Black, gay, openly HIV-positive person to run for a state seat in Texas.

By Kenyon Farrow
Maureen Deely and Melvin Cauthen credit Kassaye Moges

Even in One of the Most Affluent Counties in Maryland, HIV Impacts the Most Vulnerable

This county in the Washington, D.C. suburbs needs housing, treatment, and prevention services for a very diverse population.

By Tim Murphy
A transgender woman meeting her doctor in the waiting room of doctor's office

When It Comes to Trans Health Care, Insurance Denials Are the Norm. He Wants to Change That

Unfortunately, when it comes to trans health care, insurance companies only know one word: deny, deny, deny. But Noah Lewis is working to make those days disappear.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Paul Scott and Bonnie Baco

Austin’s HIV Epidemic May Be in a Blue City, But It’s Still in a Red State

In the face of ICE raids and skyrocketing rents, and with no Medicaid expansion, Travis County HIV service providers work hard to keep people alive and healthy in Austin, Texas.

By Tim Murphy
Amanda Lugg and Jay W. Walker

For Black New Yorkers, HIV Progress Is Challenged by Housing Costs and Trump Anti-Immigrant Policies

Despite the Big Apple’s HIV rates falling for everyone, Black New Yorkers still are the most vulnerable.

By Tim Murphy