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Can New York End the AIDS Epidemic?

David Sandman | Posted 07.18.2016 | New York
David Sandman

In July 1981--35 years ago this month--The New York Times ran a now infamous headline: "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals." The story also reported,...

LOOK: These Stars Are Taking The HIV Selfie Shower Challenge And You Can Too

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

Jack Mackenroth is at it again! After a successful record breaking online campaign to raise money for Housing Works during their annual Braking AIDS Ride from Boston to New York City, he is keeping true to what he knows works best...selfies.

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

We've Finally Figured Out How To House Chronically Homeless People, And It's Working

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact

About four years ago, a very ambitious goal was set to combat chronic homelessness. An organization called Community Solutions wanted to place 100,000...

Design on a Dime Raises Over $1.1M as Tastemakers Envision, Create and Inspire for Charity

Bob Richter | Posted 07.11.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

Most New Yorkers know Housing Works because their stores dot our city and offer up a treasure trove of donated merchandise. The infamous windows are immensely popular and the items featured in them are sold via online auction where they often spark bidding wars.

Housing Works Is Helping to Heal the Human Race

Rebecca Pidgeon | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Pidgeon

Growing up in the eighties, I remember the media coverage about this new disease. A few brave people around that time started speaking out against the marginalization of this epidemic, and soon activist groups were formed.

Video: Fighting Back Against Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelly Cogswell

Anti-gay laws are sweeping across Africa, from Nigeria to Uganda. On Friday, as part of a Global Day of Action, hundreds of LGBT Africans and their allies protested in New York, encouraging Americans to get involved.

'Some Of Them Are Happy To Hear They Are Affected With HIV'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

HuffPost Live recently discussed a group of men who welcomed their HIV-positive diagnoses in order to obtain housing and benefits that kept them from ...

How Nonprofits Can Do More With Less

Harriet McDonald | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

Enterprises run by nonprofits offer a compelling way for people with limited educations and minimal employment histories to lift themselves from lives of dependency and extreme poverty.

Where To Watch The 2012 Presidential Election Results

Posted 11.06.2012 | New York

The Bell House Where: 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510 What: Comedian Liam McEneaney hosts election night festivities at The Bell House on ...

Where To Watch The Debate In NYC

Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

Galapagos Where: 16 Main Street, Brooklyn; (718) 222-8500 What: Enjoy Obama and Romney duke it out on domestic policy with a gigantic 14x12-foot scr...

THIS WEEKEND: Bowieball, Ira Glass, Jonathan Toubin Benefit

Posted 12.16.2011 | New York

What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Marathon Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street; (212) 334-3324 When: Sunday, 1PM Price: Free ...

Doing Good Is Fashionable

Rachel Roy | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Rachel Roy

One of the most rewarding things about my job is being introduced and exposed to so many different charitable organizations. I have the privilege of learning about and participating in their inspiring work.

NYPD Accused Of Sadistic Pizza-Stealing

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York

Supporters of the 8 'Robin Hoods' arrested during an act of civil disobedience are demanding $30 restitution from the NYPD for two stolen large pizzas...

WATCH: Protestors Dressed Like Robin Hood Arrested During Aids Day March

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

13 activists dressed as Robin Hood were arrested after blocking traffic in Lower Manhattan on Thursday while protesting Mayor Bloomberg's cuts to AIDS...

The Best New York Bookstores

This Recording | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

All I ever really wanted was to read books and make more. So I came to New York in the fall of 2005, fresh out of college, to work in publishing. It t...

Salman Rushdie Picks Books For New York Hotel's Guest Rooms

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

Acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie has come to the aid of guests who check into a trendy Manhattan hotel with nothing to read, choosing 13 celebrated A...

Giving Back: How You And The Books Community Can Help Struggling Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...

The Faithful Shopper: Buy Books in New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A number of notable independent bookshops in New York are bucking the trend, providing a place to browse and find the unexpected tome or meet an author.

Housing Works Activists In Giant Bagel Suits Arrested

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Police arrested nine protestors, some of them in giant bagel outfits, at Grand Army Plaza Wednesday. The protestors were marching outside mayor Bloomb...

The Pill Bottle is Still Half-Empty for Many AIDS Patients

Melody Serafino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Serafino

Last month President Obama was in New York City for a Democratic fundraiser, but it wasn't his political views that made headlines. Thanks to some ag...

Book Inscriptions Reunite Old Friends In New York City

The New York Times | SUSAN DOMINUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Inscriptions themselves have sparked great story lines -- the writer Paul Theroux's friendship with his mentor, V. S. Naipaul, went downhill not long ...

We Need Bloggers!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assignmen...

A Gala to Celebrate a New Housing Works Store in Hell's Kitchen

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Geana

Derek Warburton hosted the grand opening night of the new Housing Works thrift store in Hell's Kitchen on Monday. He also helped the organization raise $6,000.

A Taste Of Home, Celebrity Chefs Celebrate Homecooking

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night, some of New York's most accomplished celebrity chefs tried their hand at the art of comfort food during the Taste Of Home of event at the ...