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Act Up activists
Features

How HIV/AIDS Activism Can Shape Our Response to COVID-19

“To honor ACT UP’s legacy, it would behoove us to raise hell in some way.”

By Grant Roth
Members of the North Texas Immigration Coalition came out in full force for the Dallas Independent School District board meeting.
Features

This Dallas Activist Pushed Their School District to End Its Relationship with ICE. Here’s How They Did It

Two years ago, Angee Andrade and the North Texas Dream Team made sure Dallas schools remained a safe place for undocumented students. Now, they’re sharing their plan for success so others can follow suit.

By Daisy Becerra
People marching with anBi, a bisexual organization, carry a bisexual flag in the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Features

We've Always Been Here: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Bisexual Visibility Day

Activist Khafre Kujichagulia Abif writes about the importance of fighting stigma and HIV health disparities for bisexuals.

By Khafre Kujichagulia Abif
Jesús Guillén
Interviews

Happy Fourth Birthday to Facebook's HIV Long Term Survivors Group! Here's a Chat With Its Founder

Diagnosed in 1985, Jesus Heberto Guillen Solis has created a digital community for 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS ... and counting.

By Tim Murphy
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Hands Off HIV Funding and Immigrant Children!

HHS Secretary Alex Azar wants to reallocate $266 million in funds allocated by Congress for HIV treatment, prevention, and support services, and repurpose it to finance the separation and imprisonment of young immigrant children.

By AIDS United
A 'Justice' Kavanaugh Would Be a Nightmare for People Living With Disabilities, Including PLHIV Img

A 'Justice' Kavanaugh Would Be a Nightmare for People Living With Disabilities, Including PLHIV

"There are plenty of reasons why LGBT people and people living with HIV should be horrified at the prospect of a Justice Kavanaugh," writes Catherine Hanssens, the founder and executive director of The Center for HIV Law & Policy.

By Catherine Hanssens, Esq. for The Center for HIV Law and Policy
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What HIV Activists Can Learn From a Failed Faith Leaders Meeting With Trump

Tips for activists to prepare for high-level meetings, on the heels of news about black ministers meeting with Trump on prison reform.

By Marvell Terry
The Consequences of Our Elections: Why The Midterms Matter to People Living With HIV Img
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The Consequences of Our Elections: Why The Midterms Matter to People Living With HIV

There is plenty that you can do between now and the 2018 midterm elections to ensure that the voices of people living with and affected by HIV are heard.

By AIDS United
Sex Education written on a chalkboard
News

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here's What We Should Do to Stop It

The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to roll back the objectively successful, evidence-based sexual education and family planning programs implemented by the Obama administration.

By Drew Gibson
New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice Img
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New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

As people around the world living with HIV continue to be criminalized and convicted at alarming rates, HIV Justice Worldwide has released "Making Media Work for HIV Justice: An Introduction to Media Engagement for Advocates Opposing HIV Criminalizat...

By HIV Justice Network