HIV and PRIDE: What The Community Is Saying

And how are national LGBT organizations celebrating and commemorating it all

HIV and Pride Community Organizations

HIV and PRIDE: How the community should remember and celebrate the early days.

HIV and AIDS has caused more than 700,000 deaths in the United States since 1981. For context, today, around 600,000 deaths in the U.S. for coronavirus since early last year.

It’s fitting to begin Pride celebrations this year reflecting on the HIV and AIDS epidemic to learn lessons from our past, to gain wisdom from HIV Long-Term Survivors, to celebrate the lives and memories we all share from people who have been lost, and to continue to push officials, government departments, and companies to strive for more than a functional cure to HIV and AIDS–we want a cure and a vaccine.




National LGBT organizations have produced some amazing resources for the community surrounding HIV and AIDS. Although some of this information is dated, the content is certainly worth the look and read.

Additionally, we must continue, as advocates and allies, to push National HIV and LGBT organizations to continue to spread the message that HIV is not transmitted to a sexual partner if the positive individual has reached an undetectable viral load–rendering them  not capable of transmitting the virus. As well as making sure to push them to continue their oversight to the HIV-related pharmaceutical industry and to keep a clear head for defending the community’s interest ahead of sponsorship sales, financial grants from pharma companies, and private high dollar donors.

PRIDE Social Media and HEALTH Campaigns

As more and more companies attempt to gain entry into the hearts and pocketbooks of the LGBT community, many companies and campaigns are attempting to garner attention by using social media. Here are a few noteworthy campaigns.

#TogetherInPride – ViiV Healthcare 


“While HIV affects Americans from all walks of life, the epidemic continues to disproportionately impact certain members of the LGBTQ community.” – Human Rights Campaign

How HIV Impacts LGBTQ People – Human Rights Campaign 

Making HIV History – Ebook – Human Rights Campaign


PRIDE Lights – Boston Pride 


Happy Pride Everyone! 🏳️‍🌈


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Bruce Richman Founder of U=U

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