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Panel for the Human Rights Campaign's National Black HIV Awareness Day Event

Gilead Gives Yet More Money to Community Groups Combating HIV in Black and Latinx Communities

Via the Human Rights Campaign, the pharma giant will dole out $3.2 million, its latest investment in a complicated relationship with the HIV community.

By Tim Murphy
Leo Herrera

Going Viral: Queer Artist Leo Herrera on Social Media

How one visual artist works around social-media censorship to start vital conversations about the human experience, queerness, anti-racism, and our responsibilities to each other.

By Charles Sanchez
TS Candii

New York’s Notorious “Walking While Trans” Law Has Finally Been Repealed

The transgender community and allies spent years trying to undo a solicitation law used to harass Black and brown trans women on the street.

By Tim Murphy
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Meet the Founders of the Molly House, Where Masculine-of-Center Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Online

A COVID-19 relief fund and a digital space for support help break down isolation.

By Emmett Patterson
Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz

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

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

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
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‘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
Afrodite, London Broil, and Ebony Jet in the Pyramid dressing room in 1992

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 Salvadoran activist Ruby Corado

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