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LGBTQ Harlem: Still Queer and Here

Sep 15, 2016

"When a person is homeless they’re really just fighting for daily survival," said Kevin Lotz, a social worker and co-founder of Trinity Place Shelter, an LGBTQ-focused youth and young adult transitional shelter.

 

HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, and intervention are very important, but the root is homelessness and its related ills. The unique nature of Harlem, both the history and community, attracts LGBTQ/SGL youth at a high rate, even if they can’t afford to live here.

 

For that reason, advocates want to shift the discussions from testing and prevention, to the risk factors contributing to new infections.

 

Read the full post from Medium here