During January, the Institute hosted a Brown Bag Lunch Webinar about gender bias and HIV. In this issue we report on the ways that gender identity can impact HIV care.
In addition, our friends at Colorlines report on the 30th anniversary of the Creating Change conference hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force, by interviewing 10 queer and transgender activists of color who attended the conference. Colorlines also reviews a new book written by University of Florida historian Paul Ortiz illuminates how Black and Brown people built multiracial movements through the 1700s to the 21st Century to achieve civil and democratic rights.
Our friends at HIV.gov, report on the fact that the Department of Health and Human Services has developed a toolkit to help state’s Medicaid programs and health departments work together to improve viral suppression rates.
Finally, the Census Bureau recently issued a statement making it clear that, under the Trump administration, it will not follow Obama-era requests to update policy regulations that govern the recording of Americans’ race and ethnicity to reflect the changing demographics in the U.S.—and that would have vast implications for legislative redistricting, civil rights laws and the collection of health statistics.
Yours in the struggle,