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The New York Times
Viewpoints

The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
Latex Ball 1
Features

What’s a Pride Without Latex? COVID-19 Cancels GMHC’s 30th Anniversary Latex Ball

The event, which serves as party and HIV prevention model, hopes for a COVID-free future.

By Stephen Hicks
BLACK LIVES MATTER + Pride
Personal Stories

We March in the Same Streets

Pride isn’t cancelled this year—in fact, it’s more inclusive than ever.

By Calvin Johnson
HIV population
LGBTQ+

What You Need to Know About HIV in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the U.S.

HIV affects many people of various sexual orientations and gender identities living under the LGBTQ+ umbrella—and the reasons behind the statistics explain a lot about why these groups are still so heavily affected by HIV in the U.S. today.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Oscar Lopez CEO, Poderosos & Founder of South Texas Equality Projects.
Features

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
Xio Mora Lopez in kitchen.
Features

During COVID-19 Pandemic, the HIV Community Is Cooking and Delivering Food to People in Need

While some are packing on the pounds, others are working overtime to make sure our community’s most vulnerable don’t go hungry.

By Tim Murphy
Yolanda Diaz
Interviews

Walking the Dog and Support Networks Help This Bronx Activist Cope with COVID-19 Quarantine

“I’ve been emotionally affected, especially when I look at the news on TV and the first thing I see is Gov. Cuomo talking about how many people are infected and have died.”

By Tim Murphy
Charles Stephens
Features

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.

By Tim Murphy
Lorena Borjas
News

Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

By Mathew Rodriguez
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele
News Analysis

El Salvador Tries to Get Ahead of the Coronavirus Epidemic by Employing Quarantine Measures, Stimulus, and Hip-Hop

President Bukele and Residente from hip-hop group Calle 13 announced the stimulus on Instagram.

By Giuliani Alvarenga