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Memorial Planned for Ruth Coker Burks, Who Cared for Early Victims of the AIDS Epidemic

Memorial Planned for Ruth Coker Burks, Who Cared for Early Victims of the AIDS Epidemic

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 26
Back in the '80s, when the population of gay men was rapidly decimated by AIDS one woman, Ruth Coker Burks, cared for them, stood beside them on their deathbed and made sure they were buried with basic human dignity.

Mental Makeover Month

Mental Makeover Month

By Jacob Glass | Mar 26
We must be very careful what we agree to, even mentally, because what we agree with, we are creating for ourselves. Just as there are no idle thoughts, there are no idle agreements, and that includes the next four years.

HIV in the Age of PrEP

HIV in the Age of PrEP

By Richard Hack | Mar 26
At first it was heralded as a medical miracle-the news that a daily single dose of the drug Truvada protected sexually active people from contracting the HIV virus.

Middle-aged White People Are Dying Due to Economic Despair, Study Finds

Middle-aged White People Are Dying Due to Economic Despair, Study Finds

Mar 26
A new Princeton study shows that on average, middle-aged white people with limited education are dying younger from suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths due to job despair.

New Anxieties as Trump Says Obamacare Will 'Explode'

New Anxieties as Trump Says Obamacare Will 'Explode'

By Michael Warren and Sudhin Thanawala | Mar 26
Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties.

90 Days 'til Pride: Five Ways to Get You Ready

90 Days 'til Pride: Five Ways to Get You Ready

By Stephen Mosher | Mar 25
Will we ever get the holiday weight off? How will we possibly get cut up enough to fit in the new swimsuit? Most of all, how are we going to look during the Pride 2017 celebrations? Here's how we'll do it.

LGBTQ Advocates Rejoice Halt of Trumpcare Vote, Schumer's Promise to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

LGBTQ Advocates Rejoice Halt of Trumpcare Vote, Schumer's Promise to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Mar 25
The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is welcoming the House of Representative's decision to pull the so-called American Health Care Act from Friday's scheduled floor vote

House Sets Risky Health Care Vote After Trump Demands It

House Sets Risky Health Care Vote After Trump Demands It

By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 24
In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts

The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation Named Presenting Sponsor of Aidswatch 2017

The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation Named Presenting Sponsor of Aidswatch 2017

Mar 23
Organizers are thrilled to announce The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) as Presenting Sponsor for AIDSWatch 2017, to be held March 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

Legendary Entertainer Dionne Warwick Renews Fight Against HIV/AIDS With New PSAs

Legendary Entertainer Dionne Warwick Renews Fight Against HIV/AIDS With New PSAs

Mar 23
Legendary entertainer Dionne Warwick has released three new PSAs designed to heighten public awareness about the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS on older adults and women over the age of 50, especially African-American women.

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