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Viewpoints

OK, so We Deeply Dislike Donald. What Do We Do Now?

In this op-ed, contributing editor Charles Sanchez breaks down the pros and cons of the Democratic field and explains why he’s settled on his current choice.

(L-R) Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Herman, and Douglas Hodges at the curtain call for the opening of "La Cage Aux Folles" on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, 2010 in New York City.
News Analysis

Late Broadway Composer Is Remembered for Smash Successes, but We Shouldn’t Forget Outing His HIV Status May Have Killed His Career

The late Jerry Herman, who wrote now-legendary shows like ‘Hello Dolly!,’ ‘Mame,’ and ‘La Cage Aux Folles,’ was nearly ruined by his outing by a gossip columnist.

April Sumter Stacy Jennings Rev Shawn Torres Carmen Hampton Julious Keisha Dyer credit PALSS
Interviews

South Carolina’s Multi-Faceted HIV Epidemic Must Contend With Harmful State Laws

Though South Carolina is in the middle of an opioid epidemic and is ranked sixth nationally for HIV/AIDS prevalence, needle exchange is illegal in the state.

(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc
Interviews

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.

Avery and Lance Malone credit Care Alliance
Interviews

In Cleveland, Resources to Address Silence and Stigma Matter as Much as Treatment and PrEP

Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

Leon Peoples Aaliyah Messiah Garland Jarmon Steven R Sawyer credit Yvonne Young
Interviews

Even in Wealthy, Progressive Seattle, HIV Care and Prevention Disparities Persist

Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.

Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez
Interviews

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.

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News

National AIDS Memorial’s Annual Video Series Highlights Transgender Community

In its annual Surviving Voices series, the National AIDS Memorial has turned its eyes to the nation’s transgender community, who live at the nexus of numerous structural health disparities.

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Features

How to Make an American AIDS Memorial

Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.

Porchia Dees
Personal Stories

I'm a Beautiful Black Queen Living With HIV, Not Stigma

Porchia Dees was born with HIV. After years of struggling with stigma, she's defining her life on her own terms.