The Transgender Community & HIV/AIDS Research
The Capital Area Vaccine Effort (CAVE) has produced a fact sheet addressing sex and gender data collection in HIV/AIDS research. Most researchers agree that "sex" refers to birth sex or biological sex and that "gender" refers to someone's gender identity. There continues, however, to be significant discrepancies across networks in how data on sex and gender is collected. The fact sheet details definitions important to the transgender community and discusses the lack of HIV/AIDS research in the transgender community.
The Capital Area Vaccine Effort is a volunteer panel of individuals from the general public and from the diverse communities affected by AIDS. CAVE is organized to assist and advise AIDS vaccine trials in the metropolitan DC area. Although not currently an OSI grantee, CAVE shares the goal of improving the quality of information about HIV/AIDS and the transgender community.
Making LGBTI History
Q&A: Inside Taiwan’s Landmark Victory for Same-Sex Marriage
Joyce Teng of the Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan discusses the struggle to make Taiwan the first place in Asia that allows same-sex couples to marry.
Open Arms in Eastern Kentucky
Through filmmaking and community building, Open Society Youth Fellow Oakley Fugate is creating space for young LGBTI people in Appalachia.
Q&A: A Media Haven for Europe’s LGBTI Roma
Open Society Youth Fellow Laszlo Farkas is building a media company where his community can feel recognized—and welcome.