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August 26th, 2015

‘Small Town Rage’ Documents ACT UP in the Deep South

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When Alana Oldham was only 17 years old, she found out the meaning of activism. A close friend had received an AIDS diagnosis and he wasn’t expected to live very long. Alana wanted to take […]

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August 18th, 2015

The Wonderful, Stigma-Bashing ‘Wizards of Poz’

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Any campaign that blends living with HIV with a sense of empowerment and joy always grabs my attention. Stigma remains one of the most damaging forces in our struggle to both combat new infections and […]

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July 7th, 2015

The Relentless Affections of Amy Ferris

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“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” — Marianne Williamson The first time I met Amy Ferris, several years ago, she cupped […]

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June 25th, 2015

Five Activists Give the Ten Worst Offenses of AHF’s Michael Weinstein

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(I was proud to join four fellow activists contributing to this story, which originally appeared on the site HIV Equal. If you have ever wondered what all the fuss is about — or think the […]

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April 21st, 2015

AHF Reinstates Advocacy Funding and They Totally Mean It This Time

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has quietly reinstated funding to a Louisiana AIDS advocacy event, two weeks after pulling their support because one of the event organizers is involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against AHF. But […]

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April 20th, 2015

IT’S NOT OVER: Signorile Rejects “Victory Blindness”

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On October 1, 1991, I joined furious LGBT protestors who took to the streets of West Hollywood, California. The newly elected Governor Pete Wilson, who had met with advocates during his campaign and assured them […]

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April 15th, 2015

Spilling My Guts at the ACT UP NYC Long-Term Survivors Forum

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ACT UP has always intimidated me. In the 1980’s, while working at LA Shanti to provide emotional support to those dying of AIDS, I doubted my activist cred while watching the dramatic, inspiring actions of […]

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April 13th, 2015

Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower?

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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation scandal has taken a downright creepy turn. Only one day after a stunning whistleblower lawsuit against AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was made public, the embattled organization withdrew funding from an upcoming HIV advocacy event […]

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April 9th, 2015

The Angry Fallout from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandal

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Michael Weinstein, the polarizing and famously litigious head of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just got a taste of his own medicine when a stunning Whistleblower lawsuit against AHF filed last year was unsealed and made […]

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February 23rd, 2015

The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat

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The annual HIV Cruise Retreat, commonly referred to as “The Poz Cruise,” will set sail this November 8-15 aboard the Ruby Princess, departing Los Angeles and cruising the Mexican Riviera cities of Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta […]

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