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Personal Stories

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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Features

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
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Interviews

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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Interviews

‘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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Interviews

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.
Illustration from The Trevor Project's "How to Support Bisexual Youth"
Interviews

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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Features

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
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Features

How Gendered Sex Ed Damages Everyone

What we teach young people about puberty and sex sets everyone up to fail.

By Gigi Engle
Shay and TK
Interviews

Look Out, Ohio: Shay and TK Are Here to Teach You About HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health

Through their online alter egos, two staffers at the HIV/LGBTQ health nonprofit Equitas share basics on HIV and STI prevention, plus how to advocate for yourself in the medical world as a person from a marginalized community.

By Tim Murphy
George M. Johnson
Interviews

This Best-Selling Author Is Writing Life Into Queer Black Boyhood

TheBody contributor George M. Johnson discusses their debut best-selling memoir, ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue.’

By Juan Michael Porter II