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MIchael Lavers

MIchael Lavers

Majority of People Living With HIV in U.S. Aren't in Successful Treatment

Majority of People Living With HIV in U.S. Aren’t in Successful Treatment

by MIchael Lavers, Kai Wright on November 30 2011, 10:38AM

Federal health officials say that, 30 years into the epidemic, less than a third of people who are positive have the virus under control. Boosting that number is key to stopping the epidemic’s spread, CDC says.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

All Families Can Love Their LGBT Kids--Really, There's Data to Prove It

All Families Can Love Their LGBT Kids—Really, There’s Data to Prove It

by MIchael Lavers on November 7 2011, 9:40AM

A unique research project followed LGBT youth from teens to adulthood to document how families from specific racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds dealt with their coming out—and to develop targeted tools to help other families.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Former Marine Evelyn Thomas on the Fight to End Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Former Marine Evelyn Thomas on the Fight to End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

by MIchael Lavers on September 27 2011, 9:34AM

Thomas was among a disproportionate number of black women who were kicked out of the military for being lesbian or bisexual. But she joined the fight that, last week, finally put an end to the practice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, National Security

70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color

70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color

by MIchael Lavers on July 18 2011, 9:29AM

A new report finds shocking levels of violence against LGBT people of color, and particularly transgender women. Local-level organizers say the solution lies in building communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent on Homophobic Violence

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent on Homophobic Violence

by MIchael Lavers on June 27 2011, 12:41PM

Homophobic violence has swept the island in recent months, killing 18 people. Now, activists and victims’ families have renewed calls for lawmakers and religious leaders to stop inciting hate speech.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2011