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June 29th, 2015

Five Reasons to Take the HIV Test Right Now

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Sometimes it’s helpful to get back to basics, and there is no more basic, effective tool to fight the HIV epidemic than to encourage testing. How long has it been for you, my friend? Here are […]

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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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June 1st, 2015

The Visual AIDS Web Gallery “Proud to be Positive”

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June is Pride Month in the LGBT community, and I was honored to be asked by Visual AIDS to curate a “web gallery” on the topic. Immediately, I considered a question that I had once posed […]

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May 25th, 2015

The Odds of Love

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This post will never be as romantic as I would like it to be. And it could never be as romantic as the truth. On the evening of July 22, 2012, Michael Mitchell went to […]

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May 9th, 2015

What It Feels Like for a Mom

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“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” — Norman Bates, Psycho I was standing at the ticket counter of the movie theater and couldn’t believe my ears. They were telling me that Theater of Blood, […]

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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

Michael Weinstein

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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