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President's Task Force Interim Report

The Interim Report of The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing includes a number of “action items” intended to improve relations between police and LGBTQ/HIV communities and to address LGBT/HIV related bias in law enforcement practices. One related recommendation in the 101 page report is that police stop using possession of condoms as sole evidence of intent to engage in prostitution.

Paul Brinkmann
“More than half of the states do not have a single attorney dedicated to do free legal services for people with HIV,” said Catherine Hanssens, executive director for the Center for HIV Law and Policy in New York. “Getting a private attorney to file an employment discrimination lawsuit is difficult because employment litigation is very expensive. The defense is usually that there were many other reasons to fire you.”
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