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What Ryan White Teaches Us, 25 Years After His Death

Merceditas Villanueva | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Merceditas Villanueva

If Ryan White were still alive, he would have seen that his legacy and example was really about destigmatizing AIDS by bringing people together who would not ordinarily have been in the same room.

AIDS: The Early Years

Leon Acord | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leon Acord

I can barely remember a time before AIDS. I graduated high school in May 1981 at age 17. The day after graduation, I moved to Indianapolis to escape both farm life and parents unable to handle an out son. When I got there, I was shocked not only to discover so many others like me.

A Victory for Iowans Living with HIV and AIDS

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

In the early hours of May 1, a historic bill passed the Iowa House that will modernize Iowa's discriminatory HIV law and forever change how people living with HIV will be treated.

The War to Defeat AIDS Must Continue

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I have heard some people refer to our current era as one in which HIV/AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it no longer pose major physical and social barriers. Unfortunately, nothing can be further from the truth even though much has improved since those terrible early years.

ReThink Review: Good Ol' Freda - The Beatles' Longtime Secretary Speaks

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Freda Kelly, who ran the Beatles' fan club and was the secretary for their manager Brian Epstein, has refused to speak about or profit from her account of the eleven years she spent working for the Beatles. But with a desire for her grandson to know her story and her place in rock history, Freda is now ready to talk.

WATCH: Two Celebrities Whose Lives Changed Because Of Ryan White

OWN | Posted 04.22.2013 | OWN

Middle-school student Ryan White became the poster child for HIV/AIDS in the '80s after he was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion. He p...

Open Letter to Secretary Sebelius for World AIDS Day

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
David Ernesto Munar

Too many lives are at stake for ambiguity or duplicative systems development given the historic and unprecedented investment in Ryan White systems of HIV care.

We Can't Afford To Fall Off The 'Fiscal Cliff'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Whether you own a business, are receiving government assistance, are involved in theater or a health care nonprofit, live with or care about fighting HIV/AIDS or want to guarantee your civil rights, you have a stake in the results of keeping the nation from falling off the "fiscal cliff."

Elton John Remembers Ryan White

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — On the red carpet of his annual AIDS foundation benefit Monday night, Sir Elton John remembered AIDS sufferer Ryan White. The 65-yea...

International AIDS Conference Comes to Washington: A Call for Global Solidarity

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC
Rep. Barbara Lee

AIDS 2012 is an important and long overdue opportunity for our domestic pandemic to become part of a global effort. We are literally at a tipping point in the fight against AIDS

Kevin Burra

Not Your Mother's Ballroom Scene: The Kiki Scene And Reincarnating A Harlem Ballroom Relic | Kevin Burra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Los Angeles' House and Ballroom scene -- an underground lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in which dancers compete by dressing up and "...

Trapped in a Broken System

Gregory Trotter | Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago
Gregory Trotter

For the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV, the Affordable Care Act will be utterly life-changing. For some, it will be life-saving.

What Children Can Teach Us About HIV

Chip Lyons | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

The news that a 13-year-old-boy has been banned from attending a school in Pennsylvania because he is HIV-positive brought back a flood of memories from an earlier and darker time in the history of the AIDS pandemic.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

World AIDS Day Detroit Brings AIDS Activist To The Fillmore | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroiters and community organizations will come together on Thursday for World AIDS Day Detroit, part of a global campaign for AIDS awaren...

Happy Ending For Nine-Year-Old Struck Outside Giants Game

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | San Francisco

PHILADELPHIA -- A suburban Philadelphia boy has returned home more than a month after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver after attending a Phillies...

Those Bad Bronx Boys

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

In New York City, you can just lose 40,000 jobs for poor kids and no reporter will notice. In the Bronx, you can defund orphans trying to work for a few weeks and no one will notice.

Elton John: Ryan White Turned My Life Around

AP | CARLY EVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

INDIANAPOLIS — Elton John says he's been sober for 20 years, since shortly after the death of an Indiana teen with AIDS who the musician credits...

Women With AIDS In NYC: Killing Them Softly

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

Why, after a decade of decreasing deaths, has New York's progress in reducing women's mortality stumbled so badly? Following the money gives a dismaying answer: the Bloomberg administration.

Senator Kennedy Made Me Do This

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Kennedy's career was marked by a decades-long commitment to help those with the least political power - the poor, children, immigrants, and the uninsured.

The Hand of Ted Kennedy

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

Senator Kennedy will be missed because even though he was a man of privilege he fought for the powerless. As a man of wealth he fought for workers.

Why I Want Senator Clinton to Stay in the Senate -- to Continue her Fight for Health Care

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

If I could have Hillary Clinton's ear one more time, I would ask her this: Who shall take care of those of us living with AIDS in the United States?

Ryan White's Mother Wants To Talk To Huckabee About AIDS Comments

AP | Liz Sidoti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's 15-year-old comments that AIDS patients should have been isolated have so alarmed the mother of Ryan...