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LGBTQ Event of the Week: Kiehl’s 7th-Annual LifeRide for amfAR

This week’s inaugural LGBTQ event of the week nod goes to Kiehl’s for bringing motorcycles, community, cosmetics, and celebrities together for an important cause. The […]


Wistar Institute Gets $23M Grant to Find HIV Cure

The Philadelphia region is leading advanced trials in HIV research. The Wistar Institute was recently awarded a $23 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to establish […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Isaiah Solomon Freeman’s White|Wash Wins Award

Queer black filmmaker Isaiah Solomon Freeman won the top prize out of over 250 films competing in a regional youth filmmaker competition. On Monday night, […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: President Obama Predicts That AIDS Can Be Ended By 2030

President Obama reflects on 35 years of HIV/AIDS in America. On Sunday, President Barack Obama issued a public statement acknowledging the 35th anniversary of The […]

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LGBTQ&A: Deja Lynn Alvarez

Deja Lynn Alvarez is a trans woman who has provided LGBTQ youth wellness and service training throughout Philadelphia for years. She previously worked at GALAEI […]


Today Is Dining Out for Life

Today is ActionAIDS’ Dining Out for Life, the annual dining fundraising event for AIDS service organizations. Over 200 restaurants participate, donating 33% of their sales […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Ben Waxman Wins Endorsement of Gayborhood’s 5th Ward

State House candidate Ben Waxman wins a big endorsement in incumbent Brian Sims’s home ward. The race for the 182nd District took a surprising turn […]

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Big News: Temple University Researchers Make Another Breakthrough in Hunt for AIDS Cure

It’s not every day that I get to deliver news this cool: Back in 2014, researchers at Temple University developed the technology to edit human […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: Hillary Clinton Apologizes — Again — for Her Nancy Reagan AIDS Remarks

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton elaborates on her “mistake” remarks on former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s AIDS history. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made headlines this weekend […]

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Rogue Ex-Pharmacist May Have Exposed South Jersey Hospital Patients to HIV and Hepatitis

A New Jersey hospital has sent out letters to 213 patients to notify them that they may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C […]

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NATIONAL HEADLINES: Here’s How Social Media Reacted to Kathryn Knott’s Sentence

Kathryn Knott’s sentence was big news around the country. Kathryn Knott was trending on Twitter yesterday afternoon after being sentenced to five to 10 months […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Sims and Waxman to Face Off in State House Primary, Trans-Murder Hearing Delayed, and Foxy Brown Is in Philly!

Ben Waxman has filed to run for Brian Sims’s state House seat. Ben Waxman, until recently chief spokesman for state Senator Vincent Hughes, announced today […]

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Philly AIDS Thrift Awards $147,000 in New Grants

Last week, Philly AIDS Thrift awarded 17 local HIV/AIDS advocacy groups, including Action AIDS, GALAEI, and the Attic Youth Center, a total of $147,000 in […]

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21 Ways to Observe World AIDS Day in Philadelphia

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a chance to not only memorialize those who have died from AIDS, but to promote activism, education, and community engagement […]

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INTERVIEW: Greg Louganis on HIV/AIDS Stigma and Reliving Early Struggles

It was a very interesting time to chat with Olympic superstar Greg Louganis: I spoke with him shortly after the Charlie Sheen interview that caused […]