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On June 12, we will mark one year since the day that 49 LGBTQ, mostly Latinx, lives were taken by a homophobic (and likely closeted) gunman at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. While one year is enough time for family, friends and loved ones to have progressed through the grieving process to an extent, grief can last for many years, and certainly, the effects of trauma can have a lifelong presence. One year later, both the LGBTQ and the Latinx communities (and the intersection of such) share the burden of a collective trauma — and this comes as an additional layer to the various traumatic experiences across a lifetime associated with being LGBTQ and/or of color in this society.

In an innovative project that will increase access to health care for our clients, ActionAIDS will team with the Family Practice and Counseling Network to provide health care at our West Philadelphia office, 3901 Market St. Starting in January, this project marks the first time in ActionAIDS’ history that health-care services are provided to clients on site at one of our offices.

We are right in the middle of the holiday season and instead of feelings of joy and good tidings, you might be feeling down, overwhelmed and lonely. Check out these de-stressors to melt away anxiety and warm up to enjoy this holiday season.

You may have heard the word “PrEP” floating around in conversation lately. You heard it is a drug that can “prevent HIV,” but you’re not sure you believe that. People say they can take the pill and have unprotected sex, worry-free. It would appear as if PrEP were a miracle drug for the gay community but it has just as

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