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James Wentzy, Tracy McNeil, Catherine Allen

At NYC’s Oldest HIV Residence, Both Fury and Excitement Over Rebuild Plans

Some longtime dwellers of Bailey-Holt House, open since 1986, oppose being displaced, even though they’re invited back.

By Tim Murphy
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Prevention Experts, Community, Sound Alarm on LA’s Meth Crisis

COVID-19 may be fueling an increase in meth use, not reducing it.

By Larry Buhl
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Artist Devin N. Morris Explores COVID and Isolation Through His Art

Today there are many Black queer artists creating in isolation, consciously (or not) documenting their progression through this pandemic where previous generations couldn’t.

By Malik Saaka
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In the Age of COVID-19, QPOC DJs Keep the Beat Coming, Despite Lack of Payment

Pandemics impact subcultures in ways that necessitate immediate and structureless change. Brooklyn’s nightlife is no exception, and artists of color have to adjust like everyone else.

By Malik Saaka
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Another Instance of Black Death in America

Black people are left to die so that the American dream can continue to thrive.

By Ciarra Jones
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COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop HIV Support Group From ‘Living Successfully’

Zooming in on new technology, these New Yorkers battle an old problem.

By Charles Sanchez
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Why Porn Can Actually Be Healthy for Relationships

Despite misinformation and fear-mongering around porn, experts actually believe it can do wonders for your sex life and your erotic imagination.

By Gigi Engle
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Did a Racial Power Imbalance Lead to a Pair of Firings at a Michigan HIV Agency?

CARES is among many nonprofits serving people of color but with mainly white leadership. When and how will that change?

By Tim Murphy
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The Union Push at New York City’s Housing Works Has Hit a Standoff Amid COVID-19 Upheaval

Management and many workers at the pioneering nonprofit have hit a stalemate over when and how a union vote can go forward.

By Tim Murphy
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Why Has There Been a Rise in Erectile Dysfunction During Lockdown?

When the number-one sex tip handed out by experts during self-isolation has been, “Have more sex,” a rise in erectile issues has taken many by surprise.

By Gigi Engle