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A member of ACT UP and Rise and Resist, Vélez fought for drug access and civil rights, notably for those in the Latino community.
The 1988 “Seize Control of the FDA” AIDS protest forced major change and announced the arrival of ACT UP. Original activists discuss it.
Why ACT UP protested two AIDS-themed art exhibits at the Whitney
They claim the Whitney Museum “does not make explicit connections to the present AIDS crisis within the exhibition.” [SLIDESHOW]
We all live in a social media-influenced bubble. What does it mean in terms of HIV politics?
In this essay, a long-term HIV survivor links past AIDS activism to current efforts to prevent gun violence.
He also jacked up the price of an AIDS-related med 5,000 percent and offered $5K for a lock of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Originally wrote this in November. After the historic election in Alabama, I post this as a way of recognizing the importance of community.
The United States Conference on AIDS was disrupted by fierce trans activists on Friday, and we are all better for it.
AIDS activists were among the 100 protesters, but no senators were present during the demonstrations.
Bluestockings Bookstore had never experienced “such a mass movement of anger about an event.”
ACT UP protest asks: Who gets to influence Hillary Clinton on drug pricing?
WATCH: Six fired-up speeches at the Trump Tower die-in.
Why LGBT people, sex workers and injection drug users must be part of the discussion on ending AIDS.
Activists pressure N.Y. Governor Cuomo to fund the Blueprint to End AIDS. They’ll also rally for that cause on Monday, March 21.
Governor Rauner’s proposed FY2017 budget also cuts 60 percent of funding for the African American HIV/AIDS Response Act (AAARA).
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