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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.

By Daisy Becerra


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In San Francisco, Empowering Black Youth Through Culturally Competent Sex Ed

Black youth face disproportionate barriers to HIV and STI services and adequate sexual health information. A community-based pilot program is working to change that.

By Antwan Matthews
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Hari Ziyad’s Memoir ‘Black Boy Out of Time’ Is a Spiritual Look at Growing Up Black and Queer

What is the experience of growing up Black and queer in America? Hari Ziyad’s new book Black Boy Out of Time offers a story that is part memoir, part theory, part manifesto, and part prayer.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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The National Failure on Sexual Health Education Fuels HIV Transmissions

A veteran teacher makes the case for educating youth about sexual health.

By Alejandro Acosta
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Black Queer Men Who Influenced My Advocacy Work in HIV and Health Care

These five heroes are among many who have paved the way and inspired younger Black queer men to make a difference.

By Antwan Matthews

Grieving With No End in Sight: An Interview With Noah Cochran, Co-Founder of the COVID Grief Network

The network pairs people in their 20s and 30s who are grieving with volunteers who provide individual and group support.

By Emmett Patterson
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‘Luna Unleashed’ Takes a Superpowered Approach to HIV Prevention for Black Women

Black women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, yet they're frequently left out of conversations about HIV prevention. A new comic written by Nakesha Powell and Giovanni N. Dortch aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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A Long COVID Winter Is Coming. How Can We Still Have Sex?

A lot of us may be looking at the months ahead and asking: How am I supposed to make it through this without getting the intimacy I need? Alex Garner and José García-Madrid have some answers.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Trevor Project Unveils an Illustrated How-to Guide Supporting and Celebrating Bisexual Youth

“Everybody should have the right to choose whether or not to label themselves, and if so, what label they choose," says Rory Gory. "No one else should dictate which label you use or don’t use.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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As a Queer Person, I Wasn’t Told I Could Have a Relationship With God. But I Made My Own.

"I want queer people to know that they have their own inalienable wealth of spiritual knowledge that is valuable, powerful, and always available to them."

By Ciarra Jones
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Trauma Could Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Trauma can live inside our bodies, infiltrating nearly every aspect of our lives. You are not alone.

By Gigi Engle