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BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER

Black Queer People’s Family Structures Are a Blueprint for the Revolution

How Black queer people show up for each other in nontraditional ways should be a lesson for us all.

By Ciarra Jones
Pride + BLM

Nationwide, LGBTQ Pride Groups Scramble to Determine How to Link With #BlackLivesMatter

Already set back by COVID-19, primarily non-Black organizations are walking a line between allyship and appropriation.

By Tim Murphy
COSMO 2b Illustration

Navigating Endometriosis and the Search for Gender Euphoria

For years, Cosmo tried to convince doctors that they needed a hysterectomy. And for years, their doctors didn't listen.

By Hannah Harris Green
Henrietta Hudson

How America’s Longest Continuously Operating Bar for Queer Women Is Fighting to Keep Its Doors Open

While Henrietta Hudson is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are fundraising for their own cause, they are still managing to help those within their community.

By Anni Irish
Stacy Jennings and Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network

Here’s How One Organization Is Helping Women Living With HIV Cope With the COVID-19 Era

“The impact ... has been devastating on women living with HIV,” says Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network.

By Tim Murphy
sexual health

Having Sex During COVID? Here Are Some Sexual Health Resources to Consider

Even with a pandemic going on, it’s crucial to protect and care for your sexual and reproductive health. Here’s how.

By Anni Irish
HIV doula

What Would an HIV Doula Do? Collective Turns Attention to Radical Care in Time of COVID

By raising questions and considerations, these activists remind us to build community in a time of distance by loving, not fearing, each other.

By Jamara Wakefield
webinar

America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

By Myles Helfand
IUD

5 Tips to Help Deal With the Anxiety of Getting an IUD Reinserted

It’s your body, and you have a right to ask as many questions as you need to and do what you need to do in order to decide if this is the right form of birth control for you.

By Anni Irish
queer women

Why Doesn’t My OB/GYN Understand Lesbian Sex?

“Now, sleeping with solely women, I was under the assumption I did not need to get regularly screened: Without the evidence, without the narrative, we feel like it’s futile,” Kirsten Judson writes.

By Kirsten Judson