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Black Trans Lives Matter: How the Ballroom Community Is Creating Opportunities To Save Itself

Instead of only mourning the tragic murders, we need more programs to support the lives of Black and Brown transgender and gender nonconforming people.

By Martez Smith
White Silence = Violence

White People, It’s Time to Resign. I did.

Diversity and inclusion trainings haven’t worked.

By Jaime M. Grant
BLACK LIVES MATTER on street DC

HIV Organizations Putting out Statements Supporting #BLM: Show Me the Receipts

Your former and current Black employees often swap battle stories in private.

By Ace Robinson
President Lyndon B Johnson discusses the Voting Rights Act with Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King’s Fear of the White Moderate Still Applies to HIV and LGBTQ Organizations

Advocate D. Rashaan Gilmore explains how white-led HIV organizations in the U.S. engage in movement capture—e.g., the co-opting of Black racial justice efforts—under the guise of ending the HIV epidemic.

By D. Rashaan Gilmore
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How to Help Black Transgender Women With HIV Achieve Viral Suppression

One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
U.S. Border Agents Patrol The Rio Grande Valley In Texas

We Must End HIV-Based Family Separation at the Border

In this op-ed, a group of family physicians and HIV specialists revisit the cruel reality happening at the U.S. border for people living with HIV.

By Monica Hahn, M.D., M.P.H., Yuyang Mei, M.D., Caitlin Felder-Heim, M.D., Eva Raphael, M.D. and Danielle Baurer, M.D., M.A.
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People With HIV Need Care Providers to Use Non-Stigmatizing Language

Even in the medical and research communities, stigmatizing language lives on, and it can have negative repercussions in the lives of people with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth
Diverse employees in an HIV organization

Five Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your HIV Service Organization

Many HIV service organizations need to grow and change, and that means becoming more reflective of the communities they serve, from bottom to top. Here's some advice on how to get there.

By Daniel J. Downer
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Eliminate Education Requirements at Your AIDS Service Organization

If you're a manager or director at an AIDS services nonprofit, here are some clear steps you can take to open up the leadership pipeline to low-income communities of color.

By José Echeverría Vega
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HIV Organizations and Workers Should Routinely Disclose Ties to Pharma Industry

Improve the funding, control the potential conflicts of interest.

By Sam Avrett