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Where they stand: Candidate positions on HIV/AIDS

Dem and GOP nominees differ on prevention, treatment

While both candidates for president have made statements that they want to combat HIV/AIDS, a comparison of the voting records, public statements and other actions shows Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) have differing agendas when it comes to HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, treatment, healthcare access and more. has very few specifics to …

Do not forget Helms’ real legacy

Guest Commentary

It was a bit stunning to wake on Friday, July 4 and read that former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms was dead. My first thought was, finally. My second thought was, look at the misery this one man caused in the course of his 30 years in U.S. Senate. And, finally, I cried. Not for …

Michigan LGBT leader coming to N.C.

Triangle Foundation’s Sean Kosofsky is moving to Raleigh

DETROIT, Mich. — In April of 1997, Sean Kosofsky was a recent graduate of Oakland University with a degree in political science. On the 23rd day of that month, something happened that charted his course for the next 11-and-a-half years. He stood with Lynne Martinez, then a Michigan state representative, and Jeffrey Montgomery, then executive …

ACLU condemns Supreme Court decision on domestic partner benefits

Originally published by The Michigan Messenger Wednesday (05/07) at 9:29 PM LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling which holds same-sex domestic partner benefits offered by public employers in the state violate the state’s Constitutional amendment, is being condemned by civil liberties advocates, elected officials and some of the people who stand to lose …