HIV Stigma and Discrimination

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Non-Binary Sensation Jeffrey Marsh Wants You to Love You

The gender non-binary influencer and author of 'How to Be You' talks to TheBody about the evolving language of gender and its similarities to ideas about living with HIV.

By Charles Sanchez

The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"The film has been dogged by accusations of homophobia," writes Laurie Marhoefer. "But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else –- the tragic history that's glaringly absent from this movie."

By Laurie Marhoefer for The Conversation

Sanjay Johnson HIV Criminalization Case Closes With 5-Year Probation Sentence

After successfully using the facts of "undetectable equals untransmittable" (U=U) in her defense strategy, Johnson's attorney is ready to challenge the HIV criminalization law that led to Johnson's no-contest plea.

By Kenyon Farrow

I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

By Aaron Anderson

HIV Advocates Should Work With the Trump Administration to End the HIV Epidemic on Our Terms

We have no reason to trust President Trump's State of the Union announcement on HIV -- and that's precisely why we should work with the administration anyway, Drew Gibson contends.

By Drew Gibson

'We Will Defeat AIDS in America': What's Behind Trump's State of the Union Announcement

While some HIV advocates are hopeful about the announcement, some worry that other Trump policies negate any real prospects for positive change.

By David Thorpe

It Took Almost 20 Years for Transgender New Yorkers to Get Legal Protections. Here's a Timeline of How They Did It.

Governor Cuomo signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act into law on January 15, 2019. But it was a long road to this momentous occasion for transgender New Yorkers.

By David Thorpe

The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

By Charles Sanchez

I'm a Young, White, Gay Man Living With HIV, Here's How I Became Committed to Racial Justice

Michael Lamb was a white gay man who thought he knew it all. Then he was diagnosed with HIV, and he realized that if he wanted to end HIV stigma and racism, he had to start with himself.

By Michael Lamb

'POZ ROZ' Wants 'Pozitive' Vibes With New Digital Comedy

This refreshing series following an African-American millennial woman living with HIV avoids the sappy or sentimental.

By George Kevin Jordan