stigma

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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Snapshots: Black Trans Advocacy Award, combatting criminalization of HIV, Trans 100, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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3 major myths about bi women, debunked

The piece, "Bi Matters: Female Bisexuality Misconceptions in the Queer Community," debunks three major myths about women who are bi, especially those that are commonly held by other women in the community.

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HIV-related stigma on the rise within the LGBT community

Advocate Peter Staley's "Gay-on-Gay Shaming: The New HIV War" was published in The Huffington Post on Friday. In it, the founder of the Treatment Action Group (TAG) reflects on how the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS has changed over the years. He cites, specifically, the contemporary phenomenon of stigma on the rise within the gay community.

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How the media is criminalizing HIV, why that's a problem, and what we can do to fix it

This problem is severe and undoubtedly multifaceted, but has to do in heavy part with the heightened stigma that exists within the African-American community—the stigma that LGBT and mainstream media perpetuate when they turn a blind eye to people of color and people who are HIV+.

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September 24, 2013

Model sues after seeing herself in an HIV positive advertisement

A Brooklyn woman is suing because her photo was used in a newspaper advertisement portraying her as being infected with HIV.

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September 24, 2013

Snapshots: KOKUMO, Pope Francis, The New Black, and more!

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Let's stop shaming trans women and the men who love them

Last week, transgender women and allies took to the media to talk about the stigmatizing of men who are attracted to transgender women, and its repercussions.

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