Blog Posts from August 2016
To be sure, HIV/AIDS advocacy and service organizations have had unrelenting and crucial battles to fight over the decades: access to testing and treatment; prevention, including PrEP and clean needles; discrimination and stigma; and the shameful criminalization statutes that still exist in a majority of states, to name just a few. But I hope we can all agree that it is intolerable to let our longest term survivors of the HIV epidemic suffer from untreated medication side effects. Here’s hoping that the Massachusetts experience begins a national call to action to address this indefensible insurance discrimination.
Public affairs and education intern Alison Geoffrey reflects on her experience in high school.
GLAD public affairs and education intern Nathan Faust reflects on what it was like to be an LGBTQ student during his transition into college.
In a 1790 speech on the occasion of President George Washington’s visit to Newport, Rhode Island, Congregation Jeshuat Israel leader Moses Seixas offered gratitude to the new government, which “to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” That promise was on my mind as I was in Philadelphia last Monday to take part in a discussion of the national LGBTQ legal movement organized by the Equality Forum.