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NATIVE SON’s Black Gay Leadership Forum Uplifts the Community, Virtually

Nearly 250 attendees joined in for the daylong event on personal empowerment and social justice.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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New York City Health Department Releases Safer Sex and COVID-19 Guidelines

Whether you're looking to masturbate or have sex with a partner, there are ways to have the safest sex life possible and avoid COVID.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Queer ACT UP Activists Were Among Those Beaten and Arrested by NYC Cops Amid #BlackLivesMatter Rallies

The batons and plastic cuffs came out during a post-curfew street showdown hours after a Stonewall rally for Black transgender lives.

By Tim Murphy
Larry Kramer

Comrades and Friends Remember Gay AIDS Activist & Writer Larry Kramer

The co-founder of GMHC & ACT-UP, and writer of books and plays is remembered

By Tim Murphy
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Why Is NYC Mayor de Blasio Taking COVID-19 Contact Tracing Away From Health Department Experts?

Advocates and experts say that the mayor’s petty power move is slowing and hindering a crucial part of stopping coronavirus in the city.

By Tim Murphy
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PrEP Advocates Call New Gilead Patent Suit Against HHS a ‘Distraction’

The drug manufacturer alleges the federal government filed for the Truvada prevention patent without their knowledge.

By Larry Buhl
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The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

By Kenyon Farrow
Lorena Borjas

Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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AIDSWatch Will Go Virtual to Protect Participants From Coronavirus

This year, the U.S.’s largest lobbying event by and for people with HIV will hold its workshops and advocacy actions on live video, social media, and other online venues.

By Charles Sanchez
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Trump Puts Mike Pence in Charge of Coronavirus Response, Despite His Disastrous Record on Public Health

The former Indiana governor’s negligence paved the way for an HIV outbreak. Can we really trust him with this public health crisis?

By Martha Kempner