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President Trump’s action on transgender military service weakens America

The United States of America is made stronger when all its residents are able to live fully as themselves. President Trump's announcement today that the United States military will not “accept or allow” transgender service members weakens our national security and insults the dignity of transgender Americans—including the thousands currently serving in our armed forces. For nearly 30 years, Harlem United has been providing hope, health, and healing to our communities in Harlem and beyond—communities that include transgender New Yorkers, veterans, and ...

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A “Gender Revolution” at Harlem United

As a trans woman, I face a variety of issues daily. The most common is getting people to recognize that I am a lady and not a man. Some people feel that because I was born a man, I am a man. In fact, they will argue with me to the point that I feel nothing I say will change their mind. This is a dangerous way of thinking because it often leads to disrespect and discrimination, like being told what bathroom I am allowed to use. When I was asked to facilitate a group of clients in Harlem United's advocacy program to watch the documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey with ...

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Fighting HIV Stigma: Meet Harlem United’s 2017 Peer Empowerment Leaders

Harlem United Peer Empowerment Leaders
Funded by Gilead Sciences through AIDS United, the Positive Organizing Project empowers people living with HIV to challenge HIV-related discrimination.

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Why New York State Must Invest In Supportive Housing

Housing is healthcare
On February 17, I testified at a public hearing in Albany on the importance of supportive housing. We won’t be able to end the homeless crisis facing New York State, particularly for people living with chronic conditions like HIV and AIDS and mental health and addiction issues, without it. Harlem United is a nationally recognized leader in proving that supportive housing is the permanent solution for homelessness and other housing instability. Throughout New York State, there are over 75,000 men, women and children staying in shelters at any given time, and an ...

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Spotlight: Meet Philip Gyura, Director of Mobile Health Services

Phil Gyura
"We can be your community clinic, and you’re going to see your community in this clinic. We’re here to represent Harlem and all that it is."

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Introducing PrEP Conversations, Our PrEP Education Video Series

Participants in Harlem United's PrEP video series
By now, you may have heard about PrEP. It’s a daily pill that can help you stay HIV-negative. But what is it really like to take PrEP?

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Dear Donald Trump: We Have Something To Say. Are You Listening?

A Message to Donald Trump
Our clients sent the new president personal messages about the challenges they face every day: HIV/AIDS, homelessness, disability, discrimination, and countless others.

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“Moonlight” Over Harlem United: What The Film Means For Our Work

Image from Moonlight
Our Community Organizer reflects on the ways "Moonlight" overlaps with Harlem United's intersectional community work.

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Rest In Peace and Power Don McVinney

Donald McVinney (photo via MySpace)
Yesterday, we received the news that we lost a very special member of the Harlem United family. Don McVinney wasn’t only a long-time staff member, he was a beloved supporter, advocate, and friend to staff and clients alike. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his untimely death. It will take significant time for the reality of his passing to sink in for many of us. I first met Don when I joined Harlem United in 2010. He and I taught HIPAA and confidentiality trainings together, and I quickly grew to respect and admire him. I watched the way he interacted with ...

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Harlem United’s 2016 Year In Review

Vocational Education program graduates
Highlights from a busy 2016 at Harlem United!

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