Discrimination is like a virus, infecting the masses before anyone knows what hit them. I was exposed to a new strain of the D virus just recently, after I wrote an piece called "HIV-Positive, Unapologetic and Fabulous."
I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.
There are presently 34 states that have criminal laws that punish people for exposing another person to HIV, even in the absence of actual HIV transmission or a meaningful risk that transmission could occur.