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  • This Is What It’s Like Using Dating Apps When You’re HIV Positive

    Dating apps aren’t exactly known for sensitive interactions between people, but for gay men living with HIV, there is an extra barrier: disclosing to potential partners their HIV status.

    24 November 2015 | BuzzFeed
  • Calling HIV 'Loathsome,' Judge Rules for Model Used in HIV Ad

    The model's face appeared in an HIV campaign without her permission.

    06 November 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • United Nations denies 'global drug decriminalisation' claim by Sir Richard Branson

    The businessman says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was poised to call for possession of all controlled drugs to be made legal

    20 October 2015 | The Telegraph
  • Reflections on the state of LGBT activism in Africa

    Cheikh Traore writes: "Contrary to what the international media would have you believe, there have been narrow windows opening for LGBT Africans in the past decade. These changes have occurred in legislation, judiciary decisions, courts, health policies and more importantly in shifting public opinions among the youth. There are lessons to be learned and numerous Africans to be praised for championing change."

    29 September 2015 | Africasacountry
  • Cameron Modisane's Brave Story - on being an authentic gay black man

    I was overwhelmed with the shame of being gay in a world that worships masculine power. I grew up in one of the townships in South Africa where being "gay" was considered taboo. I suffered immensely; the pain of knowing that I cannot change the one thing that makes me different from other boys. I used to imagine that being gay would ruin my life completely and there is nothing that I can do to change it. When I confronted my "identity crisis" and faced the truth of who I really was, my life began to take on an entirely new look. No matter how hard it is to be openly gay, it is the path toward being authentic. Living a lie has never and will never be a pretty sight. Are you brave enough to come out? I certainly am brave enough to live an authentic life.

    04 September 2015 |
  • 56 Dean Street – why I’m angry

    "Pause a moment and ask exactly what we should be angry about. We should be disappointed with Dean Street that this happened but not angry. Instead allocate your anger where it ought to be. Be angry that we still live in a world were a person living with HIV should even have to be frightened that others might find out about their positive status. The others from right across the board…employers to family to friends to lovers to allies and to enemies. Be angry about this."

    02 September 2015 | Greg Owen blog
  • How to Survive a Footnote: AIDS activism in the "after" years

    Emily Bass on how the complex history of HIV activism jeopardises the inclusion of HIV into mainstream black and gay activism. "We need to understand and address the epidemic of amnesia that’s taken place alongside the viral rampage of HIV. The victories the AIDS-activist movement has secured have always come at a time and at a price that has made them difficult to celebrate."

    01 September 2015 | N+1 Magazaine
  • Campaigner publishes DIY legal guide to how he won 40 discrimination cases

    An activist who has brought more than 40 legal cases against organisations that discriminated against him has published a new guide to help other disabled people take similar action through the courts.

    24 August 2015 | Disability News Service
  • HIV and AIDS: language and the blame game

    The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end. The call for an alternative language of nature and nurture must be heard.

    27 July 2015 | Open Democracy
  • Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

    Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

    02 July 2015 | Poz
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