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James Wentzy, Tracy McNeil, Catherine Allen
Features

At NYC’s Oldest HIV Residence, Both Fury and Excitement Over Rebuild Plans

Some longtime dwellers of Bailey-Holt House, open since 1986, oppose being displaced, even though they’re invited back.

By Tim Murphy
Housing Works Union credit Adam Obernauer
Features

The Union Push at New York City’s Housing Works Has Hit a Standoff Amid COVID-19 Upheaval

Management and many workers at the pioneering nonprofit have hit a stalemate over when and how a union vote can go forward.

By Tim Murphy
LGBTQ+ workers rights Supreme Court
Interviews

What You Need to Know About the Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Protecting LGBTQ Workers

While the decision is good news for LGBTQ people, a top LGBT rights lawyer says that congressional action is still needed for protection in other areas.

By Tim Murphy
man typing on phone
Personal Stories

When Using Dating Apps, Disclosing My HIV Status Is Earned, Not Your Right to Know

“Revealing every nuance about my health with someone who doesn’t know my favorite color feels rash,” Juan Michael Porter II writes.

By Juan Michael Porter II
A transgender woman meeting her doctor in the waiting room of doctor's office
Interviews

When It Comes to Trans Health Care, Insurance Denials Are the Norm. He Wants to Change That

Unfortunately, when it comes to trans health care, insurance companies only know one word: deny, deny, deny. But Noah Lewis is working to make those days disappear.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Sen. Amy Klobuchar superimposed over Capitol building
News Analysis

Can Amy Klobuchar End the HIV Epidemic?

HIV prevention specialist Damon L. Jacobs argues that by building on her strengths, Sen. Klobuchar could make headway in fighting the United States HIV epidemic.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.
Kevin Koerner and Morrigan Phillips credit Megan Eaves
Interviews

In the Boston Metro Area, a Tale of Two HIV Epidemics Emerges

While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.

By Tim Murphy
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.

By Tim Murphy
Laverne Cox and Chase Strangio
Interviews

What Happened Inside the Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

ACLU legal eagle Chase Strangio discusses his bird's eye view inside the Oct. 8 Supreme Court arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people's right to freedom from discrimination.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Bowers V Hardwick protest in Washington DC, 1986
Features

As Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Rights Approaches, An Activist Looks Back at 1987 SCOTUS Protests

As U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on cases that may roll back LGBTQ legal protections, activist Tripp Reed prepares to risk arrest again.

By JD Davids