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  1. Baughman v. Commonwealth, Amicus Brief, VA Sup Ct, CHLP (2020)

    CHLP filed this amicus brief with the Supreme Court of Virginia in support of Galen Baughman, a young gay man at risk of indefinite civil confinement due to an unjust designation as a “sexually violent predator” (SVP). Earlier this year, on the basis of a ...

    admin - 11/11/2020 9:23am

  2. Letter to the Attorney General of Virginia Re: Commonwealth v. Baughman, The Center for HIV Law and Policy et al. (July 28, 2018)

    This letter, authored by CHLP and co-signed by dozens of advocacy organizations, urged Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to put an end to the homophobic civil commitment prosecution of noted activist Galen Baughman. Baughman, who was incarcerated for ...

    admin - 8/8/2020 4:40pm

  3. Perceptions and Impact of HIV Stigma among High Risk Populations in the US Deep South, Susan Reif, Elena Wilson & Carolyn McAllaster, Journal of HIV and AIDS (2018)

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    admin - 11/15/2020 11:49am

  4. Consensus Statement on HIV "Treatment as Prevention" in Criminal Law Reform (2017)

    The Consensus Statement on HIV "Treatment as Prevention" in Criminal Law Reform was collaboratively created to serve as an important new resource in efforts to modernize HIV criminal laws, particularly for state advocates. ...

    admin - 3/10/2020 4:03pm

  5. Velasquez-Banegas v. Lynch, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 981 (7th Cir. Jan. 19, 2017)

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the Court) vacated the decisions of an immigration judge (IJ) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), holding that their denial of Velasquez-Banegas’ (petitioner) application for asylum overl ...

    admin - 11/15/2020 2:00pm

  6. HIV Criminalization: What We Know, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law (2017)

    This fact sheet from The Williams Institute highlights significant findings from its research on HIV criminal laws in California. Conduct criminalized includes condomless anal or vaginal sex with intent to transmit HIV and without HIV status disclosure, a ...

    admin - 5/10/2020 11:09am

  7. Unjust: How the Justice System Fails Transgender People, Center for American Progress and Movement Advancement Project (2016)

    This report frames the overrepresentation of transgender people in the criminal legal system as a result of, and further cause of, discrimination, targeting, and marginalization. In exploring the overrepresentation of transgender people in the criminal le ...

    admin - 8/13/2020 3:40pm

  8. Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People, Center for American Progress and Movement Advancement Project (2016)

    This report examines the pervasive discrimination against LGBTQ people throughout the criminal legal system, from entry to exit. Stigma, discriminatory enforcement of laws, and harmful policing strategies and tactics all contribute to the overrepresentati ...

    admin - 7/14/2016 10:48am

  9. Why Are We Putting People in Jail for Having HIV? A Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness, and Solutions, The Center for HIV Law and Policy and National Center for Lesbian Rights (2015)

    CHLP, in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, has released this guide that explains the simple medical facts of HIV transmission and care, addresses the legal foolishness that discriminates against and imprisons people living with HIV ...

    admin - 11/24/2020 3:32pm

  10. Statement on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2015)

    This statement addresses 1) broad public ignorance about HIV, STIs and identities associated with stigmatized diseases; 2) the criminalization of HIV; 3) HIV related discrimination in criminal justice and immigration detention facilities, and in the milita ...

    admin - 1/28/2020 5:29pm

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