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Discrimination Against People With HIV Is Illegal. Here's What to Do if It Happens to You

If you've been the target of HIV-related discrimination, know you are not alone. There are laws to protect you, and people and organizations prepared to help. Understand your rights and use these tips to take action.

By Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq. and Mark Spencer

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Viewpoints

Missouri’s Redo of Its HIV Criminalization Law Is a Good Start—but It’s Not Enough

Among other issues, it doesn’t entirely do away with felony charges, leaving Black folks in particular vulnerable to unfair and excessive sentencing.

By Devin Hursey
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Michigan Softened Its HIV Criminalization Laws—So Why Is a Man Still Doing Time for Allegedly Transmitting HIV?

Activists won revisions to the old law in 2018—but details and assumptions around this man’s case still ensnared him.

By Tim Murphy
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News Analysis

What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s June LGBTQ-Related Ruling

It looks worse than it is—and it leaves unanswered the big question of LGBTQ rights versus “religious freedom.”

By Tim Murphy
Lil Nas X performs at the 2021 BET Awards.
Viewpoints

The Hysteria Surrounding Lil Nas X Is Deeply Rooted in HIV-Phobia

The safe-sex rhetoric aimed at the "Montero" singer snow-balled into a more nefarious stream of consciousness when onlookers linked HIV to a kiss.

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
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News

In Mexico, an HIV-Positive Man’s Death Sparks Protests for Reform

In the wake of a brutal alleged murder, activists have united to repeal HIV criminalization laws, get hate crime legislation on the books, and fill gaps in HIV treatment access.

By Tim Murphy
Carl Nassib
Viewpoints

Carl Nassib Rejected Homophobia—the Supreme Court Should Too

In announcing he is gay, Nassib used his celebrity to draw attention to the stigma and disproportionate risks LGBTQAI+ youth face every day.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Queer Liberation and cops
Features

Did NYC’s Pride Organizers and Its Queer Cops Group Ever Really Discuss the Cops Marching Without Uniforms and Guns?

The issue has cracked the city’s main Pride organizing group down the middle—but it’s unclear who’s not budging on what could be a key compromise.

By Tim Murphy
Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”
Features

Black Queer Sex Workers Need a Seat at the HIV Advocacy Table: A Conversation With JD Blackstone

Sex workers are not monolithic—and it is vital that their expertise be centered in HIV efforts that target the sex worker community.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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News Analysis

Illinois Poised to Become Second U.S. State to Decriminalize HIV Non-Disclosure Before Sex

It's 2021, and three quarters of U.S. states still have some form of HIV non-disclosure criminalization law on the books. But that number is about to drop by one.

By Tim Murphy
police at Pride
Viewpoints

Jonathan Capehart Is in the Sunken Place. Yes, the Police Should Be Banned From Pride

Queer activists say the recent ban on uniformed police officers marching in NYC’s Pride parade is justified and goes a long way to ensure the safety of LGBTQ community members.

By Juan Michael Porter II