The HIV justice movement has radical roots. Advocacy, activism and sexual rights birthed this movement that was once about how larger structural systems affect people’s lives and sometimes, lead to their death. Today, on the other hand, transphobia, misogyny, racism and anti-blackness are well and alive within the world of HIV treatment and prevention. This has resulted in marginalized communities (African Americans, Latinos, trans women, cis and trans men who have sex with men/MSM) experiencing high rates of HIV.
Watch to learn about ways to mitigate stigma & provide TMSM competent care!
Brandyn Gallagher, Executive Director of Outshine NW, sits down with HIVE’s Shannon Weber to discuss the creation of his Facebook group: Trans MSM: Rethinking Sexuality and Health.
#NotYourInfection is important to me because people living with HIV deserve respect. A word can be correct, but that doesn’t make it nice. I am living with HIV, not an HIV-infected person.
I am NOT an infection! –Mina, a teen living with HIV
The doctor hadn’t expected trans men to enroll, but when I showed up in her office arguing that I, too, was a high-risk gay guy who needed PrEP, she conceded that I was right.