Five lessons that start to explore just how much we can learn from our queer and trans forebears in AIDS activism.
Reforms for Reform Judaism open doors for trans people, Salt Lake City elects some gay people, an introduction to India’s first trans woman cop, a peek at Janet Mock’s fabulous wedding, the winner of a trans beauty pageant, good gay news from around the world, and so so so so much more!
Kroger will cover gender affirming surgeries for trans employees, mainstream media and informal polls don’t agree on who won the Democratic debate, the New York Attorney General launched an investigation on the dude who jacked up the price of an AIDS drug and more news.
After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
A change to FDA policy matters not just because it is based on sound science and will potentially increase blood donations — it would be a powerful and tangible step away from a culture that criminalized homosexuality and AIDS for decades.
The Smithsonian’s LGBT collection isn’t all-encompassing, but it still has some awesome stuff!
As various states prepare to analyze their criminal laws, here’s a quick breakdown of the relationship between HIV and the law in the United States.
One wedding cake-shaped float, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will highlight a live same-sex wedding for the first time since the Rose Parade began in 1890. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is promoting its 2014 float with the slogan “Love is the Best Protection,” to promote legalizing same-sex marriage as a method to keep gay men safer from HIV/AIDS.
“Despite its pro-gay attitude, the film fails to break the pattern of transphobic narratives in cinema, perhaps because it doesn’t understand that trans people are not the same as cis gay people.”
NYC’s potential first female and gay mayor is a talented politician with a progressive background. But some question whether her policies and positions are really what the LGBT community needs.
Kate’s Team Pick: Being able to see the quilt in its entirety is probably the most intense experience of the NAMES project to date.
Queensland’s government health organisation, led by health minister Lawrence Springborg, has removed funding for the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC), which supports LGBTQI health throughout the State.
“The birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches.”
By which they mean a Financial Speculation Tax (Fi.S.T.)
“Even if you don’t understand, you refuse to understand, you have something to process”
“We decided to just go bare bones and say how we felt.”
3.3 million people are affected with HIV worldwide. Today is their day.
This post has Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres in it. Talking to each other about how to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Yeah, you should probably read it.
“It’s supremely bloody homophobic, extremely discriminatory and potentially dangerous for thousands of patients in need of transfusions. The inequality has just got worse, not better.”