The Fine Print Blog

Kate Boulton
Staff Attorney, The Center for HIV Law and Policy
Today, there is a growing movement of organizations and advocates across the country committed to seeing the end of HIV criminalization. While we can all agree that there needs to be change, a more urgent question may be how we’re defining the success of that change. What underlying principles are guiding this work?
Arpita Appannagari
National Community Outreach Coordinator, The Center for HIV Law and Policy
A memo from the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services said it intended to use Title IX to define gender “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable." The proposal is a bare-knuckled assault on the civil rights and safety of people who identify as outside of the gender binary. It is an act of violence with very real and serious consequences for the health, healthcare, and related safety of individual young people.
Arpita Appannagari and Kate Boulton
While science is one useful tool in combating HIV criminalization, we must avoid the suggestion that these discriminatory laws have any kind of underlying legitimacy.
Catherine Hanssens
Founder/Executive Director
There are plenty of reasons why LGBT people and people living with HIV should be horrified, and should speak out, at the prospect of a Justice Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Davina Conner (Pozitively Dee)
Guest blogger Davina Conner (Positively Dee) weighs in on Nushawn Williams.


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