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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.
Amber Martin's Bathhouse Bette

Amber Martin Will Recreate Bette Midler’s 1971 Gay Bathhouse Show via Your Laptop on Oct. 22

The beloved downtown New York City vocal powerhouse recorded the socially distanced show this summer on Fire Island.

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
Arianna Inurritegui-Lint

This Trans Latina Living With HIV Is Serving Her Florida Community—And Suing Trump for Health Care Discrimination

“Access to health care is a human right,” says Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, the founder of Arianna’s Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

By Tim Murphy
Esther Kim

Years After Her Diagnosis, Esther Kim Found Her Long (Literal) Road to Acceptance

“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”

By Myles Helfand
Celeste Watkins-Hayes.

How Women With HIV Have Been 'Remaking a Life' and Changing the World

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., discusses her recent book about women with HIV, the safety net, and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Deloris Dockrey

Remembering HIV Activist Deloris Dockrey, Recently Lost to COVID-19

The activist for the rights of Black women and immigrants living with HIV is remembered by friend and colleague Martha Cameron, M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Yolanda Diaz

Walking the Dog and Support Networks Help This Bronx Activist Cope with COVID-19 Quarantine

“I’ve been emotionally affected, especially when I look at the news on TV and the first thing I see is Gov. Cuomo talking about how many people are infected and have died.”

By Tim Murphy
RAIN: Darlena Blackwell, Traye Gaines, Chelsea Gulden

Keeping Positive and Caring for Kids as You Cope in the COVID Era

“Helping other people that are in worse positions than me has really been the highlight of this.”

By Tim Murphy
Venita Ray

How Healthy Eating and Exercise Help This Activist Cope in the COVID Era

Many longtime survivors of HIV are now finding themselves in the middle of a new pandemic. Here is how they are coping.

By Tim Murphy