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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Perfect Storm for People With Substance Use Disorders and Addiction

Between social distancing, depression caused by loss and unemployment, and the shortage of services caused by austerity measures, people struggling with substance use have many challenges and little support.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Trump goodbye

As the Trump Era Ends, HIV Activists Need to Go Big or Go Home

In this kind of environment, sticking to our business-as-usual HIV advocacy isn’t going to be enough, argues contributing editor and longtime activist Kenyon Farrow.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Remembering Rusti Miller-Hill, Whose Life Spanned Multiple Women’s Movements

“She just didn’t know how many people she touched, and helped, and made feel good.”

By Olivia G. Ford
Transgender Salvadoran activist Ruby Corado

This Latinx Icon Is Opening a Shelter Just for LGBTQ Migrants

Ruby Corado founded Casa Ruby to link LGBTQ youth to health care and support. Now, she’s giving LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum in the United States the stability they need to transition to life in a new country.

By Daisy Becerra and Giuli Alvarenga
Elizabeth Owens

‘Thank You for Coming to Work Today’: Colleagues and Comrades Remember the Indefatigable Elizabeth Owens

Owens, who died this September, will be remembered as one of New York City’s fiercest fighters for the marginalized.

By Tim Murphy
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
Ken Robinson on steps with sign I Have Experienced and Survived Overdose

After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
wrecking ball

For Trans People to Access PrEP, Systemic Barriers Have to Go

Clinics and AIDS service organizations have a responsibility to make sure their programs are welcoming and accessible to trans people.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Housing Works Union credit Adam Obernauer

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
BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER

Black Queer People’s Family Structures Are a Blueprint for the Revolution

How Black queer people show up for each other in nontraditional ways should be a lesson for us all.

By Ciarra Jones