National HIV- and STD-focused organizations reject ‘inhumane’ Senate health care bill

Friday, AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Council of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute join together to reject the inhumane Senate healthcare bill, which will decimate Medicaid, change private insurance reforms that protect people living with or at risk of HIV and/or STDs, and undermines public health infrastructure. “The Senate health care bill will […]

Defense Department may delay new recruitment policy allowing transgender people to enter the military

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AP has reported that the Pentagon may delay implementation of the final piece of a policy put into place by the Obama administration that allows qualified transgender people to serve in the Armed Forces. While transgender service members serve openly today thanks to a change implemented last year under the previous administration, […]

Senate Healthcare Bill preserves deep coverage cuts backed by Reps. Issa and Hunter

The healthcare bill revealed by Senate Republicans Wednesday contain drastic cuts similar to the bill that passed last month in the House of Representatives, which local Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter voted to support. The Senate bill — which aims to overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy — was crafted in secrecy and is being rushed […]

The LGBT community’s seal of approval should mean more than fundraising

While I am not associated with the No Justice, No Pride group I support its efforts against certain corporate involvement and financial support of Pride activities. Most recently No Justice, No Pride activists blocked Washington’ DC’s Capitol Pride Parade not once but three times. According to, Jen Deerinwater, a No Justice, No Pride participant […]

Point Foundation announce 2017 scholarship recipients

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization’s history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community […]

James Corden sends 297 copies of ‘Philadelphia’ to President Trump (VIDEO)

Last night, James Corden (host of The Late Late Show with James Corden) addressed on his show the recent news of six people resigning from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS. After explaining how upsetting this news was to him, and the fact it was reported that President Trump “doesn’t care” about HIV […]

Veteran of the Year was deported from the country he served

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) announced today she is honoring deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas Varela of Tijuana as Assembly District 80’s Veteran of the Year. Barajas, who could not attend the annual ceremony at the State Capitol because of his deportation, is the Director and Founder of […]

Lambda Legal announces new hire for Washington, DC legal team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sasha Buchert, who will join the organization’s Washington, DC office as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Lambda, Buchert was a staff attorney and policy counsel at the Transgender Law Center. Buchert is the second hire for Lambda Legal in the nation’s capital, and will […]

National AIDS Memorial honors Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for three decades of courageous leadership in the fight against HIV and AIDS

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — San Francisco’s Congresswoman, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined hundreds of volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial for a community volunteer workday to commemorate her 30 years in Congress.  Since her first days in Washington D.C., she has been a leader, champion and hero on the issue of HIV/AIDS and her […]

New study shows transgender actors effective in teaching new doctors to provide respectful care

NEW YORK— By acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care to people with a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth. This is the main finding of a study published online June 15 in the Journal of Graduate […]

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