CHLP marks HINAC Day in the context of Black History Month by leading and participating in informative and engaging actions and events that define our mission to empower individuals and communities and mobilize for change that is deeply rooted in racial justice.
CHLP filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State, asking the court to hear the appeal of Robert Suttle, a Black gay man living with HIV, asking to reverse the lower court’s ruling requiring him to register as a sex offender in New York due to his conviction under draconian and discriminatory Louisiana laws.
CHLP Executive Director S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal talks with the Body about why it’s time for HIV leadership to move to a Black, feminist, abolitionist framework to shift power and counter systemic oppression, and what it means to support Black women in leadership.
CHLP Executive Director S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal spoke about the ongoing work to reform the HIV criminalization laws in Louisiana. “Our coalition tried unsuccessfully to get the lawmakers to modernize it in the way that we knew, based on data and based on experience, was really necessary,” said Mandisa Moore-O’Neal, co-founder of the Louisiana Coalition on Criminalization and Health.