"Our past is a monster we had beaten down," Mark S. King writes. "But then it faded behind us, beyond reach, and somewhere back there it grew strong and fearsome and has now leapt over us to become our immediate future."
"Combatting racism, misogyny, xenophobia, transphobia and patriarchy is an everyday reality for women living with HIV in the U.S.," PWN-USA writes. "We are not strangers to living in fear or to having our rights violated."
Do not listen when someone tells you it will all be OK, advises Drew Gibson. For people with HIV and allies, a Trump White House with a Republican-controlled Congress is nothing less than a waking nightmare, he says.
"This is the worst electoral defeat for the moderate democratic coalition of our lifetime," says William McColl of AIDS United. "The HIV community is extremely resilient [w]e're going to have to prepare to fight."
As a therapist, advocate and exhausted election watcher, Damon L. Jacobs shot out two quick videos with thoughts on coping in the days after the unexpected election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
"Standing in my power in the face of these challenges requires these tools to ensure the self-care necessary to keep me grounded and the awareness to know that I am not alone," writes David Fawcett on the day after the U.S. election.
"We are a community forged by worse adversity than we face today," Charles King writes. "We remain radically inclusive, knowing that inclusion increases all of us."
"[T]ogether, we will never lose sight of our vision to create one community of hope, health, and healing," writes Jacqui Kilmer, CEO of Harlem United.
"A demagogue who has pledged to destroy our communities and campaigned on open and enthusiastic contempt for our lives -- as transgender people, as people of color, as people of different faiths and abilities and citizenship status -- has been electe...