HIV

Elton John writes op-ed for Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling to #KeepGAOpen

Sir Elton John penned an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in opposition to Georgia's Senate Bill 129, or the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." The bill, which would allow individuals and businesses to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate against others—including LGBT Georgians.

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GUEST POST: Because our stories are also our weapons

The Counter Narrative of Atlanta was founded out of a commitment to amplifying the voices of black gay men. It hopes to both build political power and simultaneously disrupt problematic narratives around black gay men. Narratives that far too often reinforce and perpetuate the stigma endured by black gay men.

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January 21, 2015

Stories of people living with HIV among 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees #glaadawards

Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for its 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Several nominees address the stories of LGBT people living with HIV.

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Uganda signs law criminalizing HIV transmission

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law criminalizing HIV transmission, ignoring the warnings of public health activists who say the law will make will only further spread the severe epidemic.

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July 18, 2014

Over 100 AIDS advocates on board downed Malaysian flight

Over 100 AIDS advocates and researchers, headed for the 20th International AIDS Conference, were among the 298 passengers on board downed Malaysian Airlines fly. MH17.

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VIDEO: CDC features dangers of smoking while HIV+ in historic collaborative campaign

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced an historic partnership between its tobacco and HIV divisions in the form of the Tips From Former Smokers Campaign.

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Woman with HIV arrested, compared to a murderer in reporting

Earlier this week, a report from the ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, reported a story in which a woman with HIV was arrested after a complaint from a former partner. Ohio is a state that criminalizes HIV, but the way in which the story was told added additional stigma to those who live with HIV.

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June 17, 2014

Celebrating Greg Louganis, LGBT trailblazer & sports legend

The documentary “Back on Board: Greg Louganis” offers an intimate view into the life of one of the most successful US divers in history, Greg Louganis.

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WATCH: Once imprisoned for being HIV+, two men freed during #HIVisNotaCrime conference

At the first ever HIV is Not a Crime Conference, held this week at Grinnell College in Iowa, Bogardus and Rhoades were freed from their GPS monitoring devices with bolt cutters. It was an act of great symbolism, great triumph, and great new beginnings. But until the media, the full spectrum of the LGBT community, politicians, and allies take responsibility for combatting stigma and creating responsible policies, people who are HIV+ will remain chained

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June 4, 2014

Iowa's Grinnell College welcomes the first "HIV Is Not A Crime" conference

Dr. Raynard Kington, M.D., President of Grinnell College, welcomed over a hundred HIV/AIDS advocates from all over the U.S. to the first national "HIV Is Not A Crime" conference.

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