Skyrocketing rents have increased the need for the work of Instituto Familiar de la Raza -- yet have also made it difficult for them to maintain their own spaces.
Latinos in the Deep South helps to lead the charge for southern social-justice organizing to end HIV.
The campaigns seek to address HIV in Latinx communities by mobilizing against homophobia and transphobia.
This is his story.
The angelic troublemaker died May 14.
"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."
As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.
"I can't wait to start the year and optimistic that all of these trials were learning lessons," Maria Mejia writes.
"Horacio's desire for 'queer survival' is a consciousness we as queer, transgender people of color know all too well," writes Giuliani Alvarenga. "We understand that our bodies are marked with loss and painful memories."
"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."
From growing up on the streets and being a gang leader to becoming an AIDS activist, educator, and long-term survivor, Alberto Perez Bermudez's HIV diagnosis changed his life forever.