Today is Intersex Awareness Day!

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Please click the post link to see image and full post! Today is Intersex Awareness Day! From intersexday.org: "Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that don’t meet medical and social norms for female or male bodies. Intersex people suffer stigma and discrimination as a result. Intersex traits are physical variations in genitals, chromosomes or other features that relate to the development of sex characteristics. There are many different intersex variations and many different types of intersex body. Intersex people have a wide range of different sexual orientations and gender identities. Our gender identities may match our assignments at birth or be chosen. Other words for intersex include “hermaphrodite”, “differences of sex development”, and also “disorders of sex development”. Some of these terms are strongly contested. The word “hermaphrodite” has…
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October 23rd was the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV!

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Please click the post link to see image and full post! Monday October 23rd was the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV, but our actions don't have to be limited to one day alone. Check out this website for the holiday for more information! From the Positive Women's Network: "Why is there a National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV? Women living with HIV are twice as likely to experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and five times as likely to experience lifetime sexual assault as the general population of women. Data also shows that women of trans experience, who are the population most affected by HIV in the U.S., are at elevated risk for violent hate crimes, which all too…
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October 15th was National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day!

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Please click the post title to see image and full post! October 15th was National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day! From this POZ Magazine article about the holiday: "Sunday, October 15, marks National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2017. Founded by the Latino Commission on AIDS, the day is an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV testing, treatment and prevention among the country’s Latino population. This year’s theme is “Be a Superhero. Defeat HIV.” The reason, according to a Latino Commission on AIDS press release, is that we all have superpowers and a role to play in fighting the epidemic, whether that means getting tested for HIV, practicing safer sex, becoming undetectable or taking Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention."
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Today is National Coming Out Day!

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Please click the post title to see image and full post! Today is National Coming Out Day! Whether you're coming out as LGBTQIA+ or coming out as HIV+, you will have our support! LGBT History Month Note: Keith Haring, the artist who designed the National Coming Out Day image you see above, was born in Pennsylvania and was an HIV+ activist.
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