Talking to survivors and caretakers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic about what we can learn from the past about our present.
All we have is each other. And we are the only ones we know, if we believe in the myth of ourselves enough to create truth, who will save us.
While gay men have necessary and urgent things to say about the enduring HIV/AIDS epidemic, women have always participated in AIDS activism. I spoke with two longtime feminist AIDS activists about queer community, care, and connection in the time of COVID-19.
I realized that even though I’d vaguely heard or read about the lesbians of ACT UP, I didn’t really know enough about the specifics. Who were these women? What was their history?
Look up, Inca knots, criminalized poverty in the US, Erica Garner, trans and NB fitness trainers neat!, and other stories for your last AAA of 2017!
Five lessons that start to explore just how much we can learn from our queer and trans forebears in AIDS activism.
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.”