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Last week, transgender advocate Alexis Rivera passed away from complications related to HIV. Rivera was 34 years old and worked as Policy Advocate at the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco since 2007. GLAAD offers deepest condolences to her friends, family, and all who loved her.
Yesterday, people around the country observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). In an effort to elevate the conversation around the important issues that this day addresses, GLAAD helped place articles at several media outlets.
Today, GLAAD is joining countless individuals and organizations around the country in observing the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). GLAAD has helped elevate the message of NBHAAD through the online media by placing articles at various outlets.
NBA legend and HIV/AIDS advocate Magic Johnson plans to continue educating the African American community about HIV and hopes to also address anti-gay attitudes in hip hop.
On World AIDS Day, many individuals and organizations are taking time to reflect on the devastating effects this epidemic has had on people across the globe, particularly within the LGBT community. However, less often highlighted are the specific ways that HIV/AIDS has impacted transgender people.
According to new research out of Columbia University, Black churches already have existing health outreach strategies that could be of enormous use in HIV prevention for Black gay and bisexual men.
Thirty years ago Christ Chapel opened its doors to do ministry and provide services to people who were suffering from HIV and AIDS. Christ Chapel opened in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when the disease was not well understood. Christ Chapel will be celebrating 30 years of ministry with a gala on December 3.