LGBTQ

“I Want to Feel Joyful”: Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza on Pride, Juneteenth and LGBTQ Labor

Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza is many things: Black, Rwandan, queer, an immigrant. They are an advocate, organizer and trainer currently serving as…

June 28, 2021

UK Confirms Harsher Punishment for GHB Users, After Moral Panic

The United Kingdom is moving forward with its plan to impose harsher punishments on people who use GHB—a chemical naturally…

March 31, 2021

Arizona Lawmaker Moves to Censor HIV Education, Trans Identities

In 2019, advocates in Arizona won the struggle to remove explicitly homophobic restrictions on HIV/AIDS education in schools. But two…

February 22, 2021

NY Ends “Walking While Trans” Ban Targeting Women of Color

Transgender and criminal justice reform activists won a major victory as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed that…

February 2, 2021

Watch: How Unhoused, HIV+ Queer People Resisted NYC Gentrification in the ’90s

As New York City Mayor Rudolph Guliani's gentrifying assault on the gay West Village got underway in the 1990s, a…

December 1, 2020

UK Drug Council Knows GHB Crackdown Targets Queer People, Recommends It Anyway

Spurred by media panic around a so-called "chemsex crimewave," the United Kingdom's independent drug policy advisors are recommending that people…

November 24, 2020

DEA Wants to Surveil Patients. Trans Men Stopped Them Once Before.

Throughout the past decade, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sought to encroach on patients’ privacy by accessing their prescription records…

November 16, 2020

Elizabeth Owens Was NYC’s Powerhouse HIV Organizer

A powerhouse activist organizing for people living with HIV, drug users and unhoused New Yorkers has died, it was announced…

September 23, 2020

The “Date-Rape Drug” Narrative Has Been Weaponized Against GHB Users

Wait…” my therapist reacted during our weekly FaceTime session. I had just mentioned my nightly routine of throwing back a…

September 22, 2020

Pleasure and Risk for Trans Chemsexeurs in Ukraine

Chemsex harm reduction responses in Europe often center gay men, leaving transgender people as an afterthought. But a Ukrainian LGBTQ…

July 23, 2020