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  • We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV is Not A Crime

    We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV is Not A Crime

    HIV and Justice Organizations Stand with Michael Johnson and All Black Gay Men, and Condemn Laws Criminalizing HIV-Positive Status

    As organizations committed to human rights, social justice, and dignity for people living with and vulnerable to HIV, we release this statement in solidarity with Black gay men who have been organizing …

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    May 21, 2015

  • ACTION ALERT: PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT NOW!

    ACTION ALERT: PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT NOW!

    Your voices make a difference, and we need your help today in asking NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NY Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the Healthy Teens Act to a vote! Your calls, emails, and social media posts support the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint and show the way …

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    May 20, 2015

  • ACTION ALERT: BRING GENDA TO A VOTE!

    ACTION ALERT: BRING GENDA TO A VOTE!

    Your voices make a difference, and we need your help in asking NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NY Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA) to a vote!

    GENDA would provide basic civil rights to transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers. As transgender and …

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    May 15, 2015

  • Housing Works Asylum Project at the 2015 SANA Conference

    Housing Works Asylum Project at the 2015 SANA Conference

    Guest blogpost by Ricardo V.M. McKenzie, Housing Works Asylum Project Participant.

    The Housing Work’s Asylum Project was well represented by it’s program coordinator and three of the program’s clients at the 2015 Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) Conference held at John Jay College April 16-18. Under the theme …

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    May 11, 2015

  • Governor Cuomo Formally Accepts Blueprint for Ending the Epidemic in NY State by 2020

    Governor Cuomo Formally Accepts Blueprint for Ending the Epidemic in NY State by 2020

    At a public event on Wednesday, Governor Cuomo again demonstrated his commitment to Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State, by formally accepting a Blueprint for Ending the Epidemic in NY State by 2020. Hundreds of HIV/AIDS advocates including elected officials, community leaders, and activists gathered at the LGBT Center …

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    May 1, 2015

  • GENDA & Healthy Teens Act Advance at NY Capitol This Week

    GENDA & Healthy Teens Act Advance at NY Capitol This Week

    Albany, NY—After an almost three-week break—and following closely on the heels of another on-time State budget—legislators are back in Albany this week, and already, two pieces of legislation that are integral to ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York have made significant progress.

    GENDA Passed by State Assembly Codes …

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    April 23, 2015

  • Housing Works in AP: Governor’s Plan to End AIDS Will Save Lives and Money

    Housing Works in AP: Governor’s Plan to End AIDS Will Save Lives and Money

    NY Ending the AIDS Epidemic Blueprint Will Save Lives & State Money

    Housing Works made national news this week when the Associated Press’s Michael Virtanen reported on the Housing Works and The Treatment Action Group’s Ending the Epidemic fiscal report, which shows that the Governor’s Plan to End AIDS by 2020 …

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    April 22, 2015

  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACTIVISM!

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACTIVISM!

    THANK YOU to everyone who responded to our Action Alerts last week! Your hard work paid off! Your advocacy made a big impact on the budget’s implementation of the plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York.

    Partial Victories on Decriminalizing Condoms & Syringes On March 24, we asked …

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    April 8, 2015

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