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Daniel Lyons
Daniel Lyons is a public health researcher and artist living in New York City. For the past decade he has worked both internationally and domestically on issues of gender, sexual health, and HIV. Currently he works as a consultant specializing in photovoice as a research methodology and mobilization tool for underserved communities.

Entries by Daniel Lyons

Man With A Vagina Makes Patriarchy Crumble: A Conversation With Becca Blackwell

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 2:58 PM


Portrait by Daniel Jack Lyons

In the wake of a formative year for transgender communities, where there has been much celebration for those who have chosen to transition publicly, there seems to be little discussion about people like Becca Blackwell,...

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The World Has Accepted the State of AIDS, and That Is Unacceptable: A Conversation About Developing the Cure for AIDS With Dr. Kambiz Shekdar

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 4:50 PM

Portrait by Daniel Jack Lyons

With more than 8 years since the first man has been cured of AIDS, many are wondering; what's next? Dr. Kambiz Shekdar is the appropriate individual to answer that question. Shekdar invented a technology that, when...

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What Is It Like to Be Cured of AIDS? A Conversation With the Berlin Patient

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 3:01 PM

2015-11-11-1447280803-811633-_20A0780.jpg Portrait by Daniel Jack Lyons

When Timothy Ray Brown underwent a bone marrow transplant in Berlin during the winter of 2007, he was unaware of the historical significance that the surgery would later have. He hoped that the grueling procedure would...

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Ukrainian Band Lyudska Podoba Talks Patriarchy, Sexualities and Trojan Horses

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Portrait by Daniel Jack Lyons

While civil unrest continues to pervade the east of Ukraine, a new generation of artists and musicians in Kiev are creating wide spectrum of sounds and spectacles. At the forefront of this burgeoning scene is Lyudska...

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Transgender Activist Cecilia Gentili on Identity and Putting the 'T' Back in LGBT

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 10:59 AM


Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City. Currently, she serves as the Trans Health Coordinator for the APICHA Community Health...

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Breaking Social Silences in Nigeria: A Conversation With Gay Rights Activist Michael Ighodaro

(34) Comments | Posted September 15, 2013 | 10:47 AM

At 27, Michael Ighodaro has lived through enough life-changing experiences to fill the pages of a memoir, yet his work has only just begun. From his beginnings as a grassroots organizer supporting homeless gay teens from a street corner in Benin to founding the first Nigerian organization to support HIV-positive...

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Reframing Masculinity

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 12:49 PM

The first time I went to No Parking, I gagged on the chandelier. Hanging from the center of this former parking garage-turned-gay bar in Washington Heights, was an orb of neon lights that illuminated its mostly Dominican patrons. I had just moved to the neighborhood and was delighted to find...

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