LGBTQ

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

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Is Harm Reduction

Harm reduction and sexual health have been linked since harm reduction’s birth as a means to decrease the spread of…

June 24, 2020

Thank Earlier LGBTQ+ Activists for the Marijuana Wins We Enjoy Today

This month, as we celebrate Pride, it’s important to remember our roots. These include the LGBTQ+ leaders who laid the…

June 22, 2020

Four Modes of Chemsex: Study Participants Describe Their Experiences

The meaning of "chemsex" is a contested matter. In the late 2000s, London-based social worker David Stuart facilitated the introduction…

June 18, 2020

“There Is No Naloxone for Racism”—Kassandra Frederique Speaks Out

Since George Floyd was horrifically murdered by Minneapolis cops on May 25, events have unfolded dramatically, and amid worldwide protests,…

June 16, 2020