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Border Work in Tijuana Has Taught Me That Immigration Is a Public Health Concern

A law student from a Central American immigrant family learns about the dangers faced by transgender migrants at the border.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
Badr Baabou

Tunisian Activist Talks About the State of Queer Rights and HIV Criminalization in His Country

"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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In Tijuana, Caravan Migrants Met With Xenophobia and HIV Discrimination but Find Support

As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.

By Giuli Alvarenga