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Monday, July 14, 2008

Punishment for being HIV-Positive

This only takes a second. So, please be sure to click. 

Under current U.S. law, our government is telling countless individuals with HIV that they are banned from the U.S.

A repeal to the ban is in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Please click here to tell Congress that we expect them to support the repeal.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jenny,

    Just FYI, the link produces: "We're sorry, this alert is no longer available."

    You might want to post an update to the effect that the campaign appears to have succeeded:

    ABC News
    US activists praise Senate for lifting HIV travel ban -

    Although we can't celebrate yet, as this rule just gives the executive branch (aka BushCo) the *option* to revise the regulations. The actual implementation may have to wait for a new administration to act.

    Just on an educational note, HRC is consistently lame to awful... starting with their decision to not oppose the trans-exclusive version of ENDA, and going back to long long long history of just not getting the importance of using inclusive language in their public communications, despite a multi-decade educational effort by the bi and trans activist communities.

    If at all possible, I'd seek out alternative organizations to refer people to in the future.