This letter, signed by over 65 organizations, including CHLP, protests the federal Department of Health and Human Services' removal of website, hosted by HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), that featured basic preventative health information for LGBT individuals. The letter is addressed to members of the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee which has direct oversight of SAMSHA's work. The letter provides an example of an advocacy tool for the support of accurate preventative health information for LGBT people.
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.