women aids

I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place that is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a choice about getting leukemia. I want a president that had an abortion at sixteen and I want a candidate who isn’t the lesser of two evils and I want a president who lost their lover to aids, who still sees that in their eyes every time they lay down to rest, who held their lover in their arms and knew they were dying. I want a president with no air conditioning, a president who has stood on line at the clinic, at the dmv, at the welfare office, and has been unemployed, laid off and sexually harassed and gay bashed and deported. I want someone who has spent the night in the tombs and had a cross burned on their lawn and survived rape. I want someone who has been in love and been hurt, who respects sex, who has made mistakes and learned from them. I want a black woman for president. I want someone with bad teeth, someone who has eaten hospital food, someone who crossdresses and has done drugs, and been in therapy. I want someone who has committed civil disobedience. And I want to know why this isn’t possible. I want to know why we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a clown: always a john and never a hooker. Always a boss, and never a worker, always a liar, always a thief and never caught.

- Zoe Leonard, I want a Dyke for President 

Haven’t we done this already?

I don’t get why anyone votes republican anymore. I get that these are new faces, but does no one see how the folks in congress and in trump’s cabinet are the same guys we’ve been fighting against since Britain?

The Revolutionary War

Patriots: “Lets fight tyranny and have the rights of the people on this land heard and held by themselves.”

Loyalist: “These violent radicals are going against the government. They’ll ruin our very way of life. We should try to find a more conservative route and not be so loud about our problems. It’s to soon to be talking about these issues right now. Our leaders will handle it in their own time. I hear they’re considering ending slavery.”

Civil War

Abolitionists: “Slavery is Bad. Lets end it.”

Slave Owners: “These simpletons are destroying state’s rights. They’re literally ripping this nation apart. Our economy depends on this. Farm families, which are the lifeblood and backbone that this nation prides itself on, will be forced into bankruptcy, and it will all be because of these insane instigators of our traditions.”

World War 2

Franklin Roosevelt: “Nazi’s are bad, and we need to stop them by any mean before they take over the world.”

Congress: “This is not what the american people want. This is being taken out of proportion, and negative Nancy boys are just not understanding another point of view and rushing to judgment about this man. We don’t need to blow up this situation but should instead be focusing on all those immigrants hurting and killing real Americans.”

Civil Rights

Blacks: “We want equal rights.”

Democrats: “Communists! Drug dealing communists! These people are trying to smash the sacred system of government, and we need to send police forces into their meetings where all those drugs and guns are before they cause anarchy with their terrorist intentions. Also, while we’re here, gays are trying to molest your children and give them aids.”

Right Now

Everyone not Republican/fascist/ alt-right: “Stop trying to destroy the environment, take away women’s/gays/trans people/any race that isn’t white/ any non-christian man’s rights away, remove regulations that keep companies from abusing us medically and financially, and spend our tax money on improving institutions every person in this nation should have so that we can become a strong nation that pushes the world forward to a brighter future from the bottom up instead of a failed trickle down.”

Most Republicans except maybe John McCain: “Shut up. Fake News. PC bad.”

HIV/AIDS EVENTS in United States

feb.07 - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

mar.10 - National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

mar.20 - National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

apr.10 - National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

apr.18 - National Transgender HIV Testing Day

may.19 - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

jun.05 - HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

jun.27 - National HIV Testing Day

sep.27 - National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

oct.15 - National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

dec.01 - World AIDS Day

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Women have been my biggest advocate and friend.

As a gay man I can honestly say had it not been for women of all sexual orientations supporting me in my darkest moments, I wouldn’t be here!

They’re part of the reason why I’m alive and kicking-plus they feel I’m hilarious.

Many of them have worked in the HIV field, personally experienced the loss of a friend to the virus, have many gay friends, and care for humanity. Some have been my friend for over a decade and others, several years, but I treasure our friendships.

To be loved is to be healed.

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That’s TODAY y'all, starting in about 10.5 hours. Sorry for not finding out until last night. If you’re anywhere near the Big Easy please show your support. I think the doc being screened, TransEmpowered, features Blossom Brown of I Am Cait fame.


#WriteTheirNames
#SayHerName
#HerNameWasCiera
#HerNameWasChyna
#HerNameWasJacquarrius
#MurderedWhileTrans
#BlackTransLivesMatter

Racism, sexism, homophobia

…and whatever you can think about that makes people the opposite of a decent human being.


Please report and then block the followig two blogs for harrasment, hate speech and whatever you think will fit.

https://anotherpointlessargument.tumblr.com/

http://right-hand-path.tumblr.com

They have sent hate, threats, and generally harrassed people who they think as ‘undesirable’

From abortion is murder, lesbian being double as abusive as men, trans women spreading aids, those bad illegals, up to reserve racism, there is no bigotry left untouched.

I think their header says it all

Negan Hysteria

This is for @noodlecupcakes ‘s AU Negan Challenge.  I took Dr. Negan

Summary:  AU Victorian America Circa 1875ish.  Your new husband Rick is concerned about you so he takes you to the doctor

Warnings:  Smut, noncon/dubcon 

Words: 5500

Characters:  Negan, Rick, Reader

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                The carriage bounced up and down in the mud reminding you all too much of the time you lost a wheel.  The way you were flung from the seat and the pain in your arm from being slammed to the wall made you cradle your elbow.  On instinct you brought your hand to your mouth and went to bite your nail.

               “Stop that darling.”  Your husband’s hand was on yours.  He entwined your fingers and pulled your hand into his lap.  

               He looked down at you with his piercing beautiful eyes, his hair slicked away from his face covered by his bolo hat.  You didn’t want to disappoint him again, but not as much as you didn’t want to go to the Doctor.

               “Rick.”  You turned your whole body towards him. “I heard you telling Mr. Dixon about the new guns you purchased.  What if you took me to the fields and gave me a demonstration?  I would love to watch you shoot.”

               His eyes softened and he frowned.  You gave him a pleading look, but he ran his hand down the side of your face.

               “There is nothing to fear Y/N.”  Rick moved his hand to the back of your neck and pulled you forward, placing a light kiss on your forehead. “Dr. Negan is a renowned specialist with female problems.”

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The fact that, this year, the Philly Trans Health Conference (PTHC) rescheduled and their new dates directly conflict with the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA, the largest HIV-related conference in the country) tells me a couple of things:

1. How much most people, including a ton of trans people, don’t actually care that much about HIV and trans people living with HIV. For example: all of the top HIV researchers and doctors and activists will be at USCA, not at PTHC, which pushes me to my next point:

2. This reveals, in certain terms, how much PTHC doesn’t actually care about major health concerns of trans women of color, in particular. Trans women of color, particularly Black and Latina trans women, are far more likely to be living with HIV than pretty much any other population in the country. Having attended USCA before, I can tell you right now that HIV-positive trans women of color activists and advocates will be at USCA, not at PTHC.

3. Like, honestly though, how the fuck can you be one of the biggest “trans health” conferences in the country (probably the world) and be this oblivious about a MAJOR HEALTH ISSUE that disproportionately affects trans people? I guess when the majority of those trans people are trans women of color, I already have my answer.

Straight actors during same sex kisses

Originally posted by supergaylena

Closed mouthed. Slightly stiff posture and general body language meant solely to accommodate the height difference and avoidable contact is avoided. Room for Jesus.

W|W actors during same sex kisses

Originally posted by a-big-legendary-blue-box

Open mouths. Some tongue. Leaning into it waaay more. Tonnes of physical contact. Personal space? Never heard of it.

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Originally posted by supahgays

but that’s none of my business

Originally posted by princesdianas

Academia has always played a pivotal role in pathologizing LGBT identities and contributing to homophobic and transphobic eugenics. It’s not just religious or moral fundamentalists who provide a “justification” for homophobia/transphobia with their dogmatism. Biologists, sexologists, doctors, and psychologists have also participated in engendering a culture of invasiveness toward and mockery of LGBT people. Whether that’s psychologists attributing being gay to familial problems or a psychological dysfunction, or neuroscientists and geneticists rooting around for a “gay” gene or a “trans” brain, or the DSM classifying being gay as a mental illness, or epidemiologists refusing to help gay and bi men and trans women during the HIV/AIDS epidemic - for centuries, academics have exacerbated the degree to which LGBT people suffer. Their “work” (if it can even be called such a thing) has provided for ostensibly “objective” and “professional sounding” justification for things like conversion therapy, familial abuse, police brutality, laws policing sexual and romantic behavior that specifically targeted LGBT people (such as anti-sodomy laws), the stigma surrounding and criminalization of HIV+ people, etc. Of course, let’s not forget that it’s doctors and scientists who are also directly participating in homophobic violence by experimenting on gay and trans people or barring them from life-saving medical services. 

It is particularly insidious to consider academia a forefront of unabashed objectivity because in a heteropatriarchal society that values the cishet male opinion as epistemologically neutral, academics are considered a bastion of pure, unbiased work. Thus, homophobes reason that if an academic, such as a psychologist or biologist or doctor, is putting forth the logic that being gay/trans is “caused” by a certain gene or interpersonal condition or that it somehow can be cured or that it causes a strain on society, then homophobes get science “on their side” and thus gain even more power to wreak havoc against LGBT people. When it isn’t just seemingly outrageous religious and moral and political fundamentalists who are screaming hatred toward gay/trans people, then cishet people everywhere think that their ideologies and actions are acceptable, normative, and beneficial. Thus, it is imperative to combat paltry academia that deigns to fetishize and pathologize us. As a student myself, I can safely tell you that no academic field, much less STEM fields, is free from cultural biases and influences. Scientists are as biased and motivated by prejudice as non-scientific academics. The faster we understand this, the easier it will be for us to resist all types of homophobia. 

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Remembering Our Dead: AIDS Quilt Panels of Bisexual People who had passed from AIDS. A ceremony of love and remembrance held during the US Bisexual Conference held in June 1990 in San Francisco CA USA.

AIDS had a profound effect on the bisexual movement. Bi men were stigmatized as spreaders of HIV from homosexuals to the “general population.” In the late 1980s, as awareness of AIDS in women increased, bisexual women began be to stigmatized as spreaders of HIV to lesbians.

These developments spurred discussions about the distinction between sexual behavior and sexual identity (for example, many self-identified bisexual women did not have sex with men, while many self-identified lesbians did). Activists and public health officials alike began to emphasize behavior, not identity, as a risk factor for HIV infection. Many men who had been leaders in the bisexual movement became ill or died, and many other bi men and women turned their attention to AIDS-related activism and service work…

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, students and youth became more active in the bisexual movement. College students began to include bisexuals by name in campus gay and lesbian organizations, with over 100 such groups in existence by the end of the decade…

At the same time, a new “queer movement” had begun to take shape. Young activists, many of whom were involved with the AIDS activist group ACT UP, formed Queer Nation in the summer of 1990 … Parts of the new movement emphasize the inclusion of bisexuals, transgender and other sexual minorities under the queer umbrella; other parts are less welcoming to those who are not exclusively homosexual…

In June 1990, BiPOL organized a US National Bisexual Conference in San Francisco, with over 400 attendees. The conference was comprised of over eighty workshops on a broad range of subjects.

~excerpt from pamphlet “A Brief History of the Bisexual Movement” Liz Highleyman with editorial assistance from M Beer, S Berger, D Berry, W Bryant, A Hamilton and R Ochs, originally published by the Bisexual Resource Center late 1990’s last updates in 2001.

Previous posts I discuss mentoring LGBT young people.

I also mentor straight Black girls too!

These beautiful ladies are all under 30 years old, of African descent, and work with me. These sistahs all have a Bachelors Degree and some, a Masters. Others will have their Masters by the end of the year!

We discuss many things and they are so sincere wanting to know about AIDS “back when you were our age and diagnosed sickly”

They are the future and clear about what it means to be an educated Black woman and giving back to their community!

This pic was taken at a job related event at Bryant Park, NYC , not far from where we work at.

I’m babysitting at a conference about family&HIV and it’s so disheartening what some of the women here face or had to face. Doctors who force them to have a c section when they want to give birth naturally bc they’re too lazy or don’t know that HIV positive women CAN give natural birth to their children without infecting them. Insufficient support groups when it comes to managing family life while HIV positive, especially how to tell their kids or when their kids are positive as well. Being assigned a separate bathroom at work. And tons of people who still refer to the seminar group as “ AIDS group” when they have nothing to do with AIDS
These women here are so strong and I salute them.

POZ supports National Transgender HIV Testing Day because…

  • Trans women around the world are approximately 49-times more likely to be living with HIV compared to all adults of reproductive ages.
  • Trans women of color experience disproportionately high rates of HIV. For instance, HIV prevalence among African American trans women is approximately 56% (compared to 17% prevalence among Caucasian trans women.)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today, 73% of trans women living with HIV in the United States are unaware of their HIV positive status.

  • Currently, there is very limited information about trans men in particular. To date, research related to HIV among trans people has almost exclusively focused on trans women.
  • The few published studies that report HIV rates among samples of trans men have reported 0 – 3% prevalence (though, those studies were self-reported and of very small subject pools.)
  • There is growing evidence that there is a significant group of trans men who have sex with men (TMSM) and trans men who engage in sex work, and an urgent need to re-evaluate our current data on trans men and HIV.
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The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases - BBC News
Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.

At a time where the Indian press wrote “that HIV was a disease of the ‘debauched West” and presumed it would never come to their country, only one woman, Sellappan Nirmala, pushed forward on testing for HIV and AIDS - and in doing, uncovered an epidemic. But 30 years later, almost nobody knows her name.

Asked if she was frustrated by the lack of recognition, she replied:

“I was brought up in a village. There no-one gets excited or depressed about such things. I’m happy I got this opportunity and I’ve done something for the society.”