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AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Marks National HIV and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Marks National HIV and Aging Awareness Day

BOSTON, Mass.— Thursday, Sept. 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, which focuses on the challenges facing the aging population regarding HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. Now in its seventh year, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day was founded by The AIDS Institute, a national non-profit. The awareness campaign targets people living with […]

Healthy Living for Older LGBT Adults with HIV

Healthy Living for Older LGBT Adults with HIV

By: Carl Sciortino and Lisa Krinsky, LICSW— There are three types of older people living with HIV: people who have been living with the virus for many years; older people who are just learning their status; and those newly infected with HIV. In other words, older people living with HIV are, for the most part, […]

The Fenway Institute: Enrolling Young Women 15-17 in Anti-HIV Vaginal Ring Acceptability Study

The Fenway Institute: Enrolling Young Women 15-17 in Anti-HIV Vaginal Ring Acceptability Study

A safe and effective vaginal ring could offer women complete control over their ability to protect themselves against HIV BOSTON, Mass.—The Fenway Institute is currently enrolling participants in a research study to determine if an anti-HIV vaginal microbicde ring is safe and acceptable in sexually experienced young women ages 15 to 17 years old. The ring contains […]

MassEquality PAC Statement on Primary Results: Coakley & Healey

MassEquality PAC Statement on Primary Results: Coakley & Healey

Martha Coakley, Maura Healey wins are victories for full equality  BOSTON, Mass.—Seventeen of the 29 candidates endorsed by the MassEquality PAC this election season faced opponents in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Fourteen of them prevailed, including Martha Coakley for Governor and Maura Healey for Attorney General. The MassEquality PAC was the first organization to endorse Healey […]

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Congratulates Maura Healey on Historic Win in Mass. Attorney General Primary

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Congratulates Maura Healey on Historic Win in Mass. Attorney General Primary

WASHINGTON—Today the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s largest resource for openly LGBT individuals in politics, congratulated Maura Healey on her victory in the Democratic primary election for Massachusetts Attorney General. If elected in November, Healey will become the first openly LGBT attorney general in the United States. “All of us at Victory are […]

Study: Diverse Group of Patients Willing to Answer Q's about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Healthcare Settings

Study: Diverse Group of Patients Willing to Answer Q’s about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Healthcare Settings

BOSTON, Mass.―A study conducted by researchers from The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress and published yesterday in PLOS ONE Journal finds that a diverse group of patients are willing to answer questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings, and that they understand the importance of answering questions about sexual orientation and […]

Healey: The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

Healey: The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— In the final stretch on the eve of the Massachusetts primary race for Attorney General, what you say and what you mean counts, especially in this highly contested election. In the final NECN televised debate, the candidates, Assistant District Attorney Maura Healey and former State Rep. and Senator Warren Tolman, shared their […]

Making History: Goodridge Plaintiffs Make Case for Martha and Maura

Making History: Goodridge Plaintiffs Make Case for Martha and Maura

In late 2003, the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision paved the way for Massachusetts to become the first state in this country to achieve marriage equality. Though more than a decade ago, the Goodridge case undoubtedly left its fingerprints on the LGBTQ community; 19 states and the District of Columbia currently allow same-sex […]