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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.

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.

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Remembering Dr. Ron Simmons, Black Gay Activist and HIV Champion Who Was So Much More

From the Vietnam anti-war movement to HIV/AIDS, TheBody remembers this trailblazing activist.

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We Need a Plan for How to Have Casual Sex Again

Staying home and avoiding casual sex isn't sustainable. We need a plan for how to have sex in a new epidemic.

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Homelessness and COVID-19

In California’s East Bay, activists are bringing food to people experiencing homelessness, while larger nonprofits are unable to provide meals or masks.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya

You Should Know This Gay Asian-American Civil Rights, Anti-War, and HIV/AIDS Activist

TheBody remembers Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who died 20 years ago this month.

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America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

LGBTQ and HIV Activists Protest Anti-Gay Evangelical Group at Pop-Up COVID-19 Hospital in NYC.

LGBTQ and HIV Activists Protest Anti-Gay Evangelical Group Running a Pop-Up COVID-19 Hospital in New York City

Rev. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse requires workers to oppose same-sex marriage and the idea of transgender and nonbinary people. Some New Yorkers say their do-gooderism doesn’t overrule their bigotry.

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Surprised by the Coronavirus Racial Disparities? These Longtime Black HIV Providers and Activists Aren’t

From Chicago to Detroit to the South, they say COVID-19's impact in Black communities is exactly what they expected—and it’s going to take major change to ever turn that around.

John Barry in rural New York.

Philly Proves It: Opening Safe-Injection Sites in the U.S. Will Be a Long, Hard Slog

What seemed imminent a few years ago is bogged down in community resistance in cities nationwide. But while overdose deaths continue, activists go on chipping away at the backlash.