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RAIN Founder Announces Retirement

Carolinas News Notes

RAIN has announced that its CEO and president, Debbie Warren, will be retiring in January 2021 from the HIV service organization she founded 28 years ago.

World AIDS Day 2020 Events

In-Person Observances Impacted by COVID-19

Taking part in 2020 World AIDS Day observances world-wide have been severely effected by the global novel coronavirus pandemic. Unlike previous years, the number of live events have been brought to an almost complete halt.

Biden Pledges Support to LGBTQ Community

A Q&A with Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden

This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden starts out with a meeting in 2012 when a group of us met in the Vice President’s office in the White House to find a way to fund an LGBTQ senior affordable living facility.  That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, a hallmark of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We start there.

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

My entire focus has shifted to the first week of November. In the first days of the 11th month of 2020, two monumental things happen for the HIV community in our state. On Nov. 1, open enrollment begins, and over the subsequent 45 days, anyone can purchase health insurance through the marketplace.

For the Benefit of Mr. Kight

Jesse’s Journal: A New Biography of Morris Kight

High among those individuals was Morris Kight. In 1957 the Texas-born Kight moved to Los Angeles, where he made a name for himself by assisting gay youth with financial, health or legal problems.

Acts of Kindness

People Respond to COVID-19 in Amazing Ways in Charlotte

During this time of shelter-in-place, many in our community are facing unprecedented feelings of isolation and depression. These simple acts of kindness can brighten what seems like a mundane existence.

In Memoriam: 2019

Honoring Transgender Family Tragically Lost This Year

The epidemic of transgender murders in the U.S. continues to grow, as there have already been 21 deaths of individuals who were transgender or gender non-conforming that resulted from violent attacks or shootings over the last 12 months.

Public opinion survey data released

Beyond the Carolinas

The NC AIDS Action Network (NCAAN), Latino Commission on AIDS (LCA) and Southern AIDS Coalition released new results of a public opinion survey data from seven southern states showing strong support for public policies to combat HIV. NCAAN and LCA presented the results of the survey at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in late July.

The Hidden Epidemic

African-American community hit hard by HIV/AIDS

Society today has developed many euphemisms to not say HIV. HIV is ravaging the African-American community nationwide, and no one is listening.