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The Stigma Project

A Queerly Entertaining Weekend

Robyn Vie Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Vie Carpenter

I have taken a writing hiatus for the last couple of months to work on a new book. Now that it's almost done, I wanted to take time to tell you about ...

Coming Out Against HIV Stigma

Alex Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

To come out about one's HIV status can be a risky prospect. We live in a world of stigma and intolerance, and all too often, coming out is met with anger, castigation and possibly even violence. But people still come out. That's what we do. We come out.

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

You have to ask yourself if you are truly committed to combatting stigma. If you aren't, if you want to wield stigma as a weapon to impose your point of view, then you are part of the problem. To stigmatize PrEP or the people who take it will only lead to more HIV infections.

The Stupid Question: "Are You Clean?"

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

Can we please remove this insulting, dangerous and unproductive question from our lexicon? There is an alternative to The Stupid Question.