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Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz
Interviews

Transgender Elder Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz on Survival and Resilience

After founding a leading organization for transgender Latinas in 2006—and even after the deadliest year on record for transgender people—Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz is still at the frontlines of activist work.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Soccoro "Cori" Moreland and Tyree "Ty" Williams
Interviews

For Black Transmasculine People, Visibility Leads to Safety

“We’re just like you, and we hurt just like you hurt. We bleed just like you bleed. We put on clothes like you put on clothes. The only thing that’s different is we decide to live in our truth.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Demetre Daskalakis
News Analysis

Between COVID and a New Administration, What's to Come for the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Plan?

The pandemic has definitely delayed things, say advocates, but overall the goal of stopping HIV in the U.S. by 2025 is still on track.

By Tim Murphy
Michael "Daphne" Alogna
Interviews

An Amazing Documentary About 1950s NYC Drag Queens Will Be Widely Viewable Come January

‘P.S. Burn This Letter Please’ began with the discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters written among gays at the height of Eisenhower conservatism.

By Tim Murphy
BornToBe MahoganyGoesToSurgery1 edit
Interviews

‘Born to Be’ Is a New Documentary About NYC’s Pioneering Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Surgery

We talked to director Tania Cypriano about this moving film, which premieres online Nov. 18.

By Tim Murphy
Amy Coney Barrett
Features

Amy Coney Barrett Is a Threat to the Affordable Care Act—and the Transgender and Disabled People Who Depend on It

A six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court—now including Justice Barrett—could repeal the law in its entirety.

By Emmett Patterson
Afrodite, London Broil, and Ebony Jet in the Pyramid dressing room in 1992
Interviews

Linda Simpson’s Book of NYC Drag and Club Photos From the 1980s and ’90s Is Simply Irresistible

The Drag Explosion showcases the nightlife legend’s collection of shots she took out on the scene in an era long before Instagram—and before we had widely effective HIV treatment.

By Tim Murphy
transgender youth
Features

Studies: Trans Youth Need Sexual Knowledge and Gender-Affirming Care

Research concluded that support from family and health care providers can help reduce mental health challenges, suicide risk, and rates of HIV among trans and nonbinary youth.

By Larry Buhl
pelvic floor
Interviews

Why Pelvic Health Matters—and What Trans People Need to Know About It

We spoke with Patrick Wenning, a physical therapist in the Washington, D.C. metro area, who gave a presentation entitled “Pelvic Health for Trans Health” at a recent HIV community conference.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Transgender Salvadoran activist Ruby Corado
Interviews

This Latinx Icon Is Opening a Shelter Just for LGBTQ Migrants

Ruby Corado founded Casa Ruby to link LGBTQ youth to health care and support. Now, she’s giving LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum in the United States the stability they need to transition to life in a new country.

By Daisy Becerra and Giuli Alvarenga