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A Year After Windsor, Let's Finish What We Started: The Fight to End HIV/AIDS

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

despite so much progress in terms of the equality of gay people under the law, we have not seem the same kind of improvement in connection with the very issue that provoked the most recent wave of the LGBT movement in the first place -- the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

The Normal Heart's Problematic White Men

Peter Staley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

It took over 20 years for Larry Kramer to finally see his gut-punching AIDS play The Normal Heart put to film, but only days for the movie's few critics to slam its lack of racial and gender diversity. In what is now becoming a familiar pattern, filmmakers are being told to diversify our history, even if that history was less than diverse.

GMHC to Advocate: Amidst Transition, Still on the Front Lines of the Fight

Myron Sulzberger Rolfe | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Myron Sulzberger Rolfe

As the nation's oldest provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services and advocacy, we know that everyone in our community has a stake in a strong GMHC. We understand that, in selecting new leadership, now is an important moment in GMHC's history.

Whitewashing AIDS History

Sean Strub | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Strub

In my book, I recount how slow the federal government was in publicizing the use of Bactrim and other sulfa drugs to prevent PCP (the pneumonia that was then the leading killer of people with AIDS) in addition to its long-time and well-known use to treat PCP.

Where Do We Go From Here? (Hate Crimes on the Pier)

Amor Boykin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amor Boykin

The hate crimes, violence, and stigma against LGBTQ people must stop! That is why GMHC's Outstanding Beautiful Brothers program was created, to help young men of color who have sex with men stay healthy and receive support.

Time for GMHC to Lead

Peter Staley | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

GMHC announced last week that long-serving CEO Dr. Marjorie Hill would be stepping down. They titled their press release "A New Direction for GMHC." We can only hope. Will GMHC seize this moment to become a highly visible leader in preventing HIV infections in New York City?

Where Has All the HIV Funding Gone?

Janet Weinberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

I am outraged. We all knew sequestration was coming, but most people really did not know what those words meant. For GMHC's clients it means cuts to the food that they need in order to take their medicine. It means less support for mental health and substance abuse.

You Matter: A New Campaign for LGBTQ Youth (VIDEO)

John A. Guidry, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
John A. Guidry, Ph.D.

The campaign features three short videos that provide vignettes of young gay or transgender youth going through a "moment" that might challenge their identity or sense of worth. The videos end with an affirmation that no matter how positive or negative a situation may be, "you matter."

Bringing Food for the Soul: God's Love We Deliver

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Growing up, my family had traditions centered around the holidays. I remember delivering frozen turkeys at Thanksgiving with my local Rotary club. Las...

AIDS in New York -- The First 5 Years: Where Did All the Lads Go?

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Neglect and inaction slew our loved ones. Mowed them down like lawn. But if Freddie Mercury is in his grave, so is Mayor Koch. May God rest their souls. Don't we wish them all back again, oh so ardently and with so many tears, don't we wish?

LOOK: Cynthia Nixon Steps Out In NYC For A Good Cause

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Cynthia Nixon joined a glittering crowd of celebrities, activists and other personalities at the Gay Men's Health Crisis' (GMHC) fifth annual SAVOR di...

How GMHC's Savor Dinner Nourishes People Living With HIV and AIDS

Wilson Rodriguez | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Wilson Rodriguez

Isolation. Stigma. Shame. Words I would have not connected to cooking until I came to work at GMHC 10 years ago. Our clients deserve the best and I purchase the best quality of food I can get.

Who Are Our Angels In The Epidemic?

Janet Weinberg | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

On Saturday, Dec. 8, we bore witness to our "angels in America" -- our continuum of GMHC families. First stop: the Harlem Children's Zone, the location of the annual holiday party for families that GMHC works with who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

For the rest of the holiday season, in lieu of a traditional gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization for our "30 Days Of LGBT Hol...

The Heart In The Art: HIV Artists Express Range Of Emotions In Historic New Exhibition

Chuck Gomez | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

Some 46 artists living with HIV/AIDS are behind the 169 vibrant pieces, all selected by GMHC, one of one of the world's best-known AIDS-fighting charities and community-based organizations.

All Hands On Deck For People Living With HIV And AIDS After Hurricane Sandy

Janet Weinberg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

Many people in NYC living with or affected by HIV and AIDS were hit hard. Our clients are among the poorest and most vulnerable New Yorkers, and the outcome of the hurricane continues to have a disproportionate impact on them.

Show Me The 'Get To Zero' Money!

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

What was captivating about the 2012 International AIDS Conference was the vision of an AIDS-free generation that was often invoked. We have the tools to get to "zero new HIV infections," though I am not convinced we have the collective commitment yet. And we definitely don't have the money.

The Latex Ball: Get Your Life

Clay Cane | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Clay Cane

Saturday night, Manhattan was set fire for the 22nd year in a row at the legendary House of Latex Ball held in the famous Roseland Ballroom. Over 2,000 people packed the Latex Ball for an "Enchanted Forest" theme.

The Living Room

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

On Saturday, August 11, we reflect on the first meeting of Gay Men's Health Crisis' six founders in a living room. We think of the horrors they experienced, the courage they summoned as new activists and their historic legacy.

Why I'm Walking To Fight AIDS: The Battle Is Far From Over

Chuck Gomez | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

Like almost all those who walk in the AIDS Walk New York, my reasons for participating are deeply personal. I feel as if I've witnessed the war against AIDS on the front lines. Let me tell you why.

From Village To Village In NYC, Still Battling AIDS Stigma

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

While the word "stigma" sounds archaic and perhaps biblical, its lethal reach is ever-present, blocking people from HIV testing, imprisoning HIV-positive people in fear of rejection from families and friends, and setting up people for sexual violence if they try to negotiate safer sex.

PHOTOS: Photographer Mike Ruiz And Others Help Create GMHC's New HIV Prevention Campaign

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

On Saturday, January 21, celebrity photographer, Mike Ruiz donated his time to take photos for Gay Men’s Health Crisis's (GMHC) HIV testing and prev...

Tracee Ellis Ross Loves Giovanna Randall, Brad Goreski Loves Pizza

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Getty Images Thursday night, Brad Goreski hosted GMHC's "Fashion Forward" event alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Julie Macklowe, Thom Browne and Sally ...

Simon McCormack

Marjorie Hill Helps People Rise Above HIV/AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact

When addressing the challenge of changing behavior, Marjorie Hill says it's easy to blame the victim. "There's always a tendency to look at the per...