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Queer Liberation and cops
Features

Did NYC’s Pride Organizers and Its Queer Cops Group Ever Really Discuss the Cops Marching Without Uniforms and Guns?

The issue has cracked the city’s main Pride organizing group down the middle—but it’s unclear who’s not budging on what could be a key compromise.

By Tim Murphy
Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”
Features

Black Queer Sex Workers Need a Seat at the HIV Advocacy Table: A Conversation With JD Blackstone

Sex workers are not monolithic—and it is vital that their expertise be centered in HIV efforts that target the sex worker community.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
tim jackson
News Analysis

Illinois Poised to Become Second U.S. State to Decriminalize HIV Non-Disclosure Before Sex

It's 2021, and three quarters of U.S. states still have some form of HIV non-disclosure criminalization law on the books. But that number is about to drop by one.

By Tim Murphy
Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health
Interviews

“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Malcolm Reid and Erik Paulk
Interviews

Activists in Georgia Are Working to Modernize HIV Criminalization Laws

Laws that criminalize not disclosing one’s HIV status increase stigma and discrimination—and ignore scientific evidence.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Black trans patient
Features

Black Trans Women and Femmes Speak Out About Lack of Inclusion in HIV Cure Research

Black transgender women in the U.S. are impacted by HIV at alarmingly high rates, yet prevention and care studies largely ignore them. We spoke with four advocates on why that’s the case.

By Sydney Rogers aka Miss Barbie-Q
Naomi Osaka
News Analysis

Serving Self-Advocacy, Just Like Naomi Osaka

As with dealing with mental health, there is no singular way to solve one’s HIV needs. Naomi Osaka reminds us to seek out the help that best serves your situation.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Donja R. Love
Interviews

Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Juan Michael Porter II
Personal Stories

I Am Living With HIV and Nothing Can Drag Me Down

Health, social, and psychological issues pummel people living with HIV on a daily basis, yet our community continues to not just survive, but to thrive.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black patient
Features

Can Long-Acting ART Be an Equitable Care Option for Black Women?

For Black women, before we can start conversations about switching to Cabenuva, we need to address issues around access, stigma, and cultural competence.

By Dali Adekunle