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Jason Cianciotto
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Jason Cianciotto, MPA, is the director of the public policy department at GMHC. He oversees the organization's local, state and federal advocacy to ensure that HIV-related policies are fair, effective and funded. The public policy department helps to ensure that HIV prevention, treatment, care and a cure for HIV remain urgent global, national, state and local priorities.

Prior to joining GMHC, Jason worked as an author and independent consultant specializing in applied research and policy analysis for domestic and international LGBT rights. He co-authored the new book LGBT Youth in America's Schools, published by the University of Michigan press. Jason has also worked at the national level serving as Research Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, and at the state level as Executive Director of Wingspan, Southern Arizona's LGBT community center. Jason earned a B.A. in political science and a master's in public administration from the University of Arizona.

Entries by Jason Cianciotto

In Our Fight Against HIV, LGB is Not Enough ... We Must Include the "T"

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 4:53 PM

(co-authored by Marcel Byrd, Summer 2014 GMHC intern)

Advocacy for the health and safety of LGBT communities can't just be about adding the "T" at the end of our priorities. The needs and experiences of transgender people must be at the forefront of our agenda. This year, actress and activist...

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Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

(10) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 6:50 PM

Around 11:30 a.m. on July 11, my friend Tony tagged me in a Facebook post that shared an article published that day by The Week magazine. The title is alarming: "WHO says all gay men should take antiretroviral medicine to combat 'exploding epidemics' of HIV."

Did the World...

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Remembering Alain Dang

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Our movement for LGBT equality has lost a fierce and dedicated advocate. Alain Dang, a former Policy Analyst at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and a fierce leader in the Asian and Pacific-Islander (API) community, has passed away at age 37.

After earning his master's degree...

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