When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings

When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings

"As with most acts of activism, whether a flash mob or a protest, the Olympic condom ring poster found an audience, made its point, and was gone." Here is the incredible story.

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

The LGBT Institute has announced a call for papers for its symposium planned for November 18-20th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

We Are Orlando: Community Statement and Gathering

We Are Orlando: Community Statement and Gathering

The LGBT Institute, along with a host of community organizations, have released a statement today on the Orlando massacre. 

Obamacare Rule Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

Obamacare Rule Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

The Obama administration has finalized a new rule that bans discrimination against transgender people and all discrimination on the basis of sex within health programs that receive federal funding.

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White House screens documentary about homophobia in the black church

White House screens documentary about homophobia in the black church

Despite undeniable progress under Obama, “Holler If You Hear Me” powerfully portrays the uphill battle so many black LGBT people face when they are forced to choose between their faith and “living an authentic life.”

Key Constituencies Impacted by HIV Epidemic to Hold Counter Conference During National HIV Prevention Conference

Key Constituencies Impacted by HIV Epidemic to Hold Counter Conference During National HIV Prevention Conference

Mirroring the need for intersectionality and inclusivity in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, the People’s Mobilization on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Counter Conference is a community-built space that aims to empower constituencies most impacted by HIV to be in control of the dialogue. The Counter Conference will happen in parallel with the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) as an alternative and accessible space for those who cannot attend the larger NHPC.

5 Things to Know on World AIDS Day

5 Things to Know on World AIDS Day

Tuesday marks 27 years of commemorating World AIDS Day, and in that time HIV has gone from a "death sentence" to a manageable and treatable chronic illness. Though this shows significant progress, health care leaders called for continued support as 35 million people remain infected worldwide and many still do not have access to treatment. 

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

The evening’s conversation covered an array of topics, including but not limited to anti-LGBT laws across the world, bullying, the school-to-prison pipeline, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, the role of social media in activism, HIV/AIDS and LGBT elders.

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National Trans Health Symposium looks to seize the moment in Atlanta

National Trans Health Symposium looks to seize the moment in Atlanta

“The roundtable discussions will cover everything from domestic violence to personal safety, hormone replacement therapy, employment barriers, just the different issues that people deal with."

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

“Our LGBT community, at home and abroad, is facing a pivotal moment. Despite recent legal gains, there is still much work to be done. The LGBT Institute provides a unique opportunity for us to be bold and layout an agenda that seeks to provide voice for those most often marginalized within the LGBT community."

New Rules Bar Transgender Discrimination In Health Care

New Rules Bar Transgender Discrimination In Health Care

Transgender people would be entitled to equal treatment in health care and would gain the legal right to make civil rights claims against insurers, doctors, hospitals and others who deny them coverage or necessary care because they are transgender.

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Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Gets Tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Gets Tested for HIV

 

The incidence of new HIV infections is rising among young gay and bisexual men, study principal investigator Brian Mustanski, an associate professor of medical social sciences and director of IMPACT, pointed out in the news release.

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Open now! Needs assessment survey for transgender people living with HIV/AIDS

Open now! Needs assessment survey for transgender people living with HIV/AIDS

“This survey is a groundbreaking opportunity to not only highlight our needs, but also our resilience when there are few resources available. We are ready to offer policy makers, providers and legislators our own solutions.”

"Gay and Gray Summit" highlights LGBT Aging in the Midwest

"Gay and Gray Summit" highlights LGBT Aging in the Midwest

"If they're in assisted care or nursing facilities, they're going back into the closet, and these are the people that pioneered the movement."-Donna Red Wing, Executive Director, One Iowa

Obama Releases Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Obama Releases Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

"We will also focus on the areas with the highest burden of disease, such as the Southern United States."