Columbia Law School held a panel discussion, titled "Criminalizing Queer," on February 11, 2015. Panelists Urvashi Vaid, the Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality at Columbia Law School, and Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, the Legal Director of The Center of HIV Law and Policy, explore how the law criminalizes LGBTQ people and those living with HIV. The panelists discussed reforms for changing laws and practices that target people based on their identity and health status.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.