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The Department of Health and Human Services will utilize donated HIV prevention drugs and drugstore services to provide individuals who lack prescription drug coverage access to free PrEP, the agency announced on December 3. Comment
An international coalition dedicated to achieving LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean is teaming up with Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE) to highlight issues facing queer seniors and advocate for improving the plight of older adults in that region of the world. Comment
Cops have released a sketch showing a man who is wanted for allegedly assaulting another man on a Bronx subway platform and pushing him onto the tracks in a homophobic tirade last month. Comment
Cops are searching for a pair of men who allegedly abducted a transgender woman in the Bronx, tied her up, threatened her with a gun, and took her cell phone — all over some text messages. Comment
National

Target-ing LGBTQ Buyers Through Queer Media

Fifty years after Stonewall, LGBTQ people who listen to a song, stream a series, or read a book have more positive images to draw upon than ever before. But where are our faces in the ads that sell us those things — or, for that matter, pretty much everything? Comment
Politics

Gays Against Guns Storm DC

Politics

Gays Against Guns Storm DC

Several dozen members of the direct action group Gays Against Guns traveled from New York to the nation’s capital on December 2 to draw dramatic attention to the US Senate’s refusal to act on two gun control measures passed by the Democratic-controlled House. Comment
Comments made by US Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote in response to the harsh sentencing of a gay couple in that nation prompted backlash from the Zambian government and led to threats that Foote said prevented him from attending World AIDS Day events there out of fear for his safety. Comment
The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club and the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have both thrown their support behind out gay City Councilmember Ritchie Torres in his race for Congress, giving the 31-year-old lawmaker key boosts with roughly six months to go until the Democratic primary competition to succeed outgoing Bronx Representative José Serrano in the 15th district. Comment
Health

A Rain-Swept World AIDS Day

Health

A Rain-Swept World AIDS Day

The season’s first winter storm was gearing up with a chilly heavy rain on the evening of December 1, thinning the turnout for the World AIDS Day “Out of the Darkness” candlelight vigil at the NYC AIDS Memorial in the West Village. Still, dozens — including American Run for the End of AIDS (AREA) founder Brent Nicholson Earle, a prime mover behind the annual event — gathered in the triangular park opposite the former St. Vincent’s Hospital for a reading of names of those lost to AIDS. Comment
The longtime HIV activist who has been the public face of the Plan to End AIDS is saying that while the plan has achieved some of its most important measures of success, it will not reduce the new HIV infections in New York annually to the ambitious numbers that were proposed when the plan launched five years ago. Comment
While the de Blasio administration is celebrating a record low number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City in 2018, the city is faced with the daunting task of producing a substantial reduction in new HIV infections over the next two years to get to its goal of 600 new HIV infections a year by 2020. Comment
The movement to fully decriminalize sex work in New York has been met with resistance from a pair of state legislators who are introducing a separate bill that would only gut penalties for sex workers — not their clients or those facilitating their work — prompting anger from advocates who have adamantly argued that partial decriminalization still hurts sex workers. Comment
The fight to eradicate HIV/ AIDS in New York has progressed in recent years, but health experts and elected officials are highlighting areas that must be addressed in order for the state to end the epidemic. Comment
A daily pill known to prevent HIV transmission does not necessarily need to be taken every day, at least in some demographic groups, according to guidelines published by health officials in New York City and elsewhere who have found that the pill is still effective when dosages are based on when a person is planning to have sex. Comment
Annual events commemorating World AIDS Day are slated across the city on December 1 — the day dedicated to commemorating the pandemic that has killed more than 600,000 Americans and more than 30 million worldwide— and on the subsequent days. Comment
As part of his office’s partnership with an opioid accountability group, Comptroller Scott Stringer is pushing Gilead to embrace a “clawback” policy under which the corporation’s board of directors would recoup compensation from top executives engaged in wrongdoing. Comment
New York State

In Search of Progressive Putnam

New York State

In Search of Progressive Putnam

Putnam County, New York: you may know it from Broadway’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” or perhaps you’ve gone apple picking here recently. Comment
A Black transgender woman was found dead in her East Harlem apartment on October 25 by police officers who said her body had been in the home for several days before anyone learned that she died. Comment

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