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Mark Schlissel

University of Michigan President Draws Students’ Ire After Harmful HIV Rhetoric

Students demand a public apology, closure of the school until safety protocols can be implemented, and a place at the planning table for marginalized communities.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Border Work in Tijuana Has Taught Me That Immigration Is a Public Health Concern

A law student from a Central American immigrant family learns about the dangers faced by transgender migrants at the border.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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He’s Older. He’s More Powerful. But Does That Mean I’m Being Exploited?

Amid controversial allegations against congressional candidate Alex Morse, some gay guys say that age differentials only matter if the senior partner holds direct power over the junior.

By Tim Murphy
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Artist Devin N. Morris Explores COVID and Isolation Through His Art

Today there are many Black queer artists creating in isolation, consciously (or not) documenting their progression through this pandemic where previous generations couldn’t.

By Malik Saaka
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Did a Racial Power Imbalance Lead to a Pair of Firings at a Michigan HIV Agency?

CARES is among many nonprofits serving people of color but with mainly white leadership. When and how will that change?

By Tim Murphy
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The Union Push at New York City’s Housing Works Has Hit a Standoff Amid COVID-19 Upheaval

Management and many workers at the pioneering nonprofit have hit a stalemate over when and how a union vote can go forward.

By Tim Murphy
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What It Means to Be Queer and Living With HIV in Nigeria

Queer people with HIV in Nigeria face several threats: stigma, legal troubles and violence.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER

Black Queer People’s Family Structures Are a Blueprint for the Revolution

How Black queer people show up for each other in nontraditional ways should be a lesson for us all.

By Ciarra Jones
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Nushawn Williams Served Out His HIV-Related Sentence in 2010. Why Is He Still Not Free?

More than two decades after accepting a 12-year plea deal, the HIV-positive New Yorker remains in state custody.

By Ryan Lee
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