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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
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From Pilot to Finale, ‘Pose’ Lived for Our Community

The acclaimed LGBTQ drama series’ finale served as a feast of realness mixed with tributes to real life.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”

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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Building the Road to Black Queer Liberation at the Native Son Awards

Alphonso David, Lil Nas X, and Steven Canals were among this year’s awardees for their contributions in activism, media, and entertainment.

Marco Castro-Bojorquez at a UNAIDS conference

Remembering Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Mexican-American Filmmaker and HIV Activist

Since coming to the U.S. in the 1990s, Castro-Bojorquez had been involved in numerous artistic and activist projects, many of them related to the experience of being a queer, bilingual Latinx immigrant living with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
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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
AIDS hospital bed

‘A Very Eerie, Strange Time’: Remembering AIDS Before It Was Officially Identified in Spring 1981

It’s been 40 years since researchers and journalists first wrote about a strange new syndrome—but even prior, it was clear something was brewing.

By Tim Murphy
Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health

“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Naomi Osaka

Serving Self-Advocacy, Just Like Naomi Osaka

As with dealing with mental health, there is no singular way to solve one’s HIV needs. Naomi Osaka reminds us to seek out the help that best serves your situation.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Donja R. Love

Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II