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What’s the Legal Forecast on HIV and LGBTQ Issues Now That Biden Has the Senate?

A new report shows the extent to which Trump filled court seats with judges holding anti-LGBTQ records. How fast can Biden offset that?

By Tim Murphy
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Biden Actually Has a House and Senate Majority. So What Should We Push For?

Advocates say that a big fat COVID bill must come first, followed by a Medicare public option. (Oh ... and then there’s impeachment.)

By Tim Murphy
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Transgender Elder Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz on Survival and Resilience

After founding a leading organization for transgender Latinas in 2006—and even after the deadliest year on record for transgender people—Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz is still at the frontlines of activist work.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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First PrEP, Now the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Faced Medical Mistrust Head On

Black communities have many reasons for mistrust of medical authorities. But getting vaccinated can help us get to a place where we can be together again, safely.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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I’m a COVID-19 Long-Hauler, HIV Activist, and Artist. Here’s How I Navigated 2020

“I don’t know what healthy looks like anymore,” says Pato Hebert. “I know what I thought it was. I have fantasies of what it could be.”

By Pato Hebert
HIV community members protest the use of molecular surveillance onstage at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS
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What Exactly Is Molecular Surveillance—and Why Are HIV Advocates Freaking Out Over It?

It’s a way of analyzing the genetic makeup of different people’s HIV to draw connections among cases for prevention purposes—but some are worried it could be used to criminalize people with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
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For Black Transmasculine People, Visibility Leads to Safety

“We’re just like you, and we hurt just like you hurt. We bleed just like you bleed. We put on clothes like you put on clothes. The only thing that’s different is we decide to live in our truth.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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New Draft of a National HIV Strategy Doubles Down on Plan to End the U.S. Epidemic

The newly updated plan, which is open for public comment until Dec. 14, is more closely in line with the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, and includes efforts to fight stigma and racial disparities.

By Larry Buhl
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What HIV Activists Are Adding to Their Quarantine Music Playlists

Four nonprofit leaders share the music that keeps them inspired.

By Emmett Patterson