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YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

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COVID-19 Budget Cuts Are Quashing NYC’s Brand-New Summer Career Program for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

The project, funded at $2.7 million over four years, was to start July 1. Queer youth and their allies are devastated.

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How TikTok and New Recipes Are Helping This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As a person who works in public health and is living with HIV … this has prepared me rather well for this, to be able to know how to get through and acknowledge what I have to do.”

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From One Young Person to Another: We've Got to Take the Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously

We all get busy and drown out the news from time to time. But your life and the lives of others depend on social distancing and washing your hands.

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A Brooklyn, NY, Program Helps Parents Understand and Accept Their LGBTQ Kids—Before It’s Too Late

Project ALY aims to prevent youth depression, drug use, HIV infection, and suicide—all consequences of family rejection.

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How One Queer Dating App Is Making Space for the Queer Community

With its emphasis on users’ desires instead of photos, this app for everyone but cisgender men cranks up the flirtation.

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The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

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We Asked Nigerian Students About Transactional Sex on Campus

In this article reprinted from The Conversation, two researchers discuss the importance of their recent study findings.

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Youth 'Power Up' for a Stigma-Free Future at Upcoming HIV Conference

Research and community-based approaches to reducing HIV stigma among youth will be the primary focus of the International Conference on Stigma in Washington, D.C.

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Black Gay Boys Struggling With Depression and Crystal Meth -- You're Going to Be OK

Crystal meth use rates seem to be rising among black and Latinx gay and bisexual men in most parts of the U.S. This is one young man's journey to mental health and recovery.