International Transgender Day of Visibility

The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. This day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people, while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives. We were inspired by this great list of 10 Things You Can Do for Transgender Day of Visibility compiled by the Trans Student Education Resources group and wanted to add some Texas specific things you can do to lift up and support trans voices today!

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Racial Discrimination and HIV

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, we’re highlighting the relationship between racial discrimination and HIV. This year, the United Nations is focusing on a review of the International Decade for People of African Descent undertaken by the Human Rights Council in Geneva. In line with Achieving Together’s mission, we’re focusing specifically on the impact of racial discrimination on health and HIV.

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Data fatigue. Do you have it? In the field of HIV, where numbers drive much of the conversation, it’s all too easy to become numb to figures. Globally, 18.8 million women (over half of the total number of people) live with HIV. Young girls age 10-24 are two times more likely to contract HIV than young boys of similar age.In the U.S., 19% of new diagnoses are women and adolescent girls. Here in Texas, more than half of women living with HIV are Black women.

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Equal Housing Access Saves Trans Lives

Addressing the real-world environments that people live in and working together to create supportive, stable and stigma-free communities in which people can achieve their health and wellness goals is how we will end the HIV epidemic in Texas.

This post was originally published on on July 12, 2019, and is being re-posted with permission.  This post was written to address proposed rules changes by Department of Housing and Urban Development made public in May of 2019.  More information about those rule changes can be found at the end of the blog.

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