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.
Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.
In these brief videos, we share the resiliency, healing, and support that Latinx folks living with HIV in the U.S. came to find after seeking adequate treatment and care.
"I was in a coma," Angel recalls, "and God spoke to me and said, 'I don't want you to sit down in a corner -- you're going to walk again and live your life with a purpose.'"
But the process may take months, pending Congressional approval.
Haitians, gay men, and Central Americans have all been scapegoats in the storied history of American HIV immigration bans.
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."