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The Red Circle Project (RCP) at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is the only HIV Prevention Program in Los Angeles County that specifically provides services to the Native American /Alaska Native Community.

RCP provides culturally competent HIV/AIDS resources, referrals; group level interventions for Native Gay/Two Spirit men and Native transgender individuals; and mobile HIV testing to urban Native community at outreach events such as powwows, cultural events, etc...

APLA, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

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Facebook IconApril 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

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LAPD is working on improving its relationship with the LGBTQ Community and we are proud to help bridge that gap.

There is a resource fair and empowerment focused workshops happening right now until 4pm, stop by if you're in the area!

817 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90038.

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Cornerstone Theater Company
April 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

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URBAN REZ.

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If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

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Red Circle Project
April 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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High school opens first gender neutral bathroom!

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April 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

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National LGBTQ Task Force

Should your doctor be allowed to refuse to treat you or your child if you're in a same-sex couple?

A new Mississippi law, HB 1523 uses religious freedom to justify allowing doctors, psychologists, and counselors to opt out of any procedure or choose not to take on any patient if it's not in line with their beliefs. This law not only violates medical ethics--it may conflict with federal law.

We believe that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, by signing this heinously discriminatory law, is no longer fit to govern. Please sign our petition demanding Governor Bryant resign: http://quitPhil

Red Circle Project
April 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Red Circle Project shared Lindsey Horvath's post.

Mayor Lindsey Horvath showing her support for all Angelenos.

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I was proud to stand with the #TransformCA coalition on Monday, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, to demand respect, support, and justice for all transgender people.

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Facebook IconApril 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

From Mayor Lindsey Horvath
TOMORROW - Metro comes to West Hollywood!
Thursday, April 21
6-8 pm, Plummer Park

The City of West Hollywood Government will have a public meeting regarding the Crenshaw Metro Line.

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April 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

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The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Wednesday April 20, 2016
12:30pm Clausen Hall Room 210
The event is free of charge

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Los Angeles City College

The LACC Book Program invites LACC Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend: The Future of LGBT Equality in the United States. Professor Sears will share his thoughts on the current legal landscape facing LGBT Americans. Please join us for this insightful afternoon presentation.
Professor Brad Sears
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Wednesday April 20, 2016
12:30pm Clausen Hall Room 210
The event is free of charge, open to the public, and flex credit is available.

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Facebook IconApril 19, 2016 at 11:03 am

June 2, 2016 1:30 pm‐ 6:00 pm

An Expert Primer on Transgender Care
for Clinical Care Providers
with special attention to the needs of Actve Duty Service Members & Veterans

at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Dr. S. Jerome and Judith D. Tamkin Auditorium, B Level

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Facebook IconApril 18, 2016 at 1:04 am

Red Circle Project shared Transgender Law Center's event.

Join us for the launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

But California has an opportunity to once again be a leader on issues of equality for all – that’s what Transform California is all about – and we want you to be a part of it.

Happening today at 11:30am at the steps of LA City Hall!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1600974373558039/

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Transform California Los Angeles Launch

Transform California Los Angeles Launch

Join us for the launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

But California has an opportunity to once again be a leader on issues of equality for all – that’s what Transform California is all about – and we want you to be a part of it.

Transform California is led by a coalition of over 30 organizations who have come together to lift up the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming communities so we can create a California that is safe for all.

On the First Street steps of City Hall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joined by the following program particpants:

-Kris Hayashi, Transgender Law Center Executive Director
-Rick Zbur, Equality California Executive Director
-Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
-Gilda Valdez, Fight for $15 LA President and SEIU 721 Chief of Staff
-Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
-Maria Roman, Board Member of TransLatin@ Coalition
-Pat Manuel, Small business owner and athlete
-Shear Avory, Activist and community leader
-And many other community leaders!

In addition to the kick off rally at City Hall, there will also be a community Celebration that evening at Gender Justice LA (1730 W Olympic Blvd) from 6pm to 8pm.

Please RSVP at https://equalityca.bsd.net/transformLA and invite your friends and family!

Transform California is led by an executive committee of the ACLU of Southern California, API Equality LA, Brown Boi Project, Equality California, GSA Network, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Center for Lesbian Rights, TransLatina Coalition, and Transgender Law Center.

The campaign is also guided by a steering committee that includes APAIT LA, API Equality Norther California, API Wellness Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Bienestar, Building Allies Together, Black Youth Project 100 – Bay Area, California Federation of Teachers, California Rural Legal Assistance, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, El/La, Familia:TQLM, Forward Together, Gender Health Center, Gender Justice LA, Gender Spectrum, Latino Equality Alliance, Our Family Coalition, Satrang, Somos Familia, TAJA’s Coalition, and TGI Justice Project.

¡Por favor confirme su asistencia en https://equalityca.bsd.net/transformLA e invite a sus amigas, amigos, y familia!

Acompáñenos en el lanzamiento de Transform California, una campaña de educación pública en todo el estado para promover la sensibilización, comprensión y aceptación de Californianos/as transgénero y de género no conforme.

En todas partes del país, hemos visto una ola de discriminación y leyes perjudiciales que apuntan a la comunidad transgénero. También sabemos que cada día, las personas transgénero enfrentan graves discriminaciones y hasta violencia directa.

Pero California tiene la oportunidad de ser una vez más un líder con respecto a temas de igualdad para todos y todas – de eso se trata Transform California – y queremos que usted sea parte.

Transform California es dirigido por una coalición de mas de 30 organizaciones que se han reunido para levantar las voces de las comunidades de personas transgénero y de género no conforme para que podamos construir una California segura para todas y todos.

En los escalones de la alcaldía en First Street, el alcalde de Los Ángeles, Eric Garcetti será acompañado por los siguientes participantes:

-Kris Hayashi, Director Ejecutivo de Transgender Law Center
-Rick Zbur, Director Ejecutivo de Equality California
-Gary Toebben, Presidente & Director Ejecutivo de la Cámara de Comercio de Los Ángeles
-Gilda Valdez, Presidente de Fight for $15 LA y Jefe de Personal de SEIU 721
-Rabino Becky Silverstein, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
-Maria Roman, Miembro de la Mesa Directiva de TransLatin@ Coalition
-Pat Manuel, Propietario de un pequeño negocio y atleta
-¡Y muchas/os otras/os líderes comunitarios!

Además de la manifestación del lanzamiento en la alcaldía, también habrá una celebración comunitaria esa noche en Gender Justice LA (1730 W Olympic Blvd) de 6pm a 8pm.

Información sobre Accesibilidad:
- Le pedimos a las personas que asisten a nuestro evento que usen poca o nada de fragancia para que sea un espacio accesible para personas con sensibilidad ambiental
- Ambos eventos son accesibles para personas con aparatos de movilidad
- Los eventos serán bilingües en español e inglés
- Habrá un intérprete de lengua de signos estadounidense (ASL, por sus siglas en inglés)
- Habrá personal de seguridad comunitaria presente en el evento
- Habrá agua en el evento

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

We're here the the CSU Dominguez Hills Pow Wow, stop by and get tested and you get a $5 gift card to In-n-Out or McDs, compliments of our friends at East Valley Clinic!

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"Thank you for the vital work you are doing to increase awareness of HIV status and prevent HIV in the transgender community. We have much work left to do, but by using proven prevention tools and working with the transgender community, we can reduce HIV infections and disparities among transgender people.

Jonathan H. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eugene McCray, M.D., is the director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

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CDC Statement on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

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'Because transgender people, especially transgender women, are at high risk for acquiring HIV, there is an urgent need to expand HIV testing -- the ...

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April 15, 2016 at 11:59 am

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FEDS GAG TRIBAL VOICES INCLUDING LONGMIRE STAR & SPIRITUAL LEADERS AT PUBLIC GRIZZLY MEETINGS

This is the story the Feds didn’t want you to read from the recent Cody and Bozeman “public comment” meetings, about the video they don’t want you to see. Due to abject racism at the previous two grizzly bear meetings in Cody – last April’s IGBC debacle where James Walks Along was manhandled, and last week’s Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. delisting rally that concluded with bigotry – tribal members submitted comments on video . . . this from Native News Online:

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officials refused to screen a video featuring Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Longmire star Zahn McClarnon at a government organized grizzly bear delisting meeting in Cody, Wyoming on April 11. The meeting was held for FWS to gather “public comment” on its proposed rule to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from the grizzly in Yellowstone, which would enable the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho to open trophy hunting seasons on the iconic bear that is revered as sacred by a multitude of tribes.

“It is a clear case of the US Fish and Wildlife Service choosing to suppress tribal voices. The First Amendment doesn’t come with a disclaimer that only white people who agree with you get to be heard,” says Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice President, Tom Poor Bear, one of the speakers on the video.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE:
http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/feds-gag-tribal-voices-including-longmire-star-spiritual-leaders-public-grizzly-meetings/

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Red Circle Project with Mikaela Saelua.

We're here at Cal State LA talking to students about the Two Spirit identity, preventing HIV and STIs, and practicing safe sex! #calstateLA

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Facebook IconApril 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — celebrating pride.

UCLA Pride festivities are in session!! Come by and visit if you're on campus!!

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Smart Health La
April 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

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Each Mind Matters Red Circle Project #suicideprevention #community #health #mentalhealth #redcarpet #AlexTheatre #Glendale #betterhealth

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Facebook IconApril 9, 2016 at 7:53 am

Red Circle Project at Malibu Bluffs Park.

Setting up at Malibu Powwow.

Come on out and say hello!

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UCLA Pride Week - April 11, thru April 15, 2016!

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Opening night was such a wonderful experience and we are so happy to be a partner in this production!

This show is nothing like you've seen before. It's immersive, which means as an audience member you are very much a part of the show. At points, various stories occur simultaneously, and you are given the option to choose whose story you follow. There are even points when you are pulled into play and participate as one of the tribe members, so be ready to be engaged!

The content examines and deconstructs what it means to be an American Indian in a modern world, looking at tribal relationships with the federal government and exploring histories and stories that didn't make it into history books. It's heavy stuff infused with some light hearted comedy.

The best thing we've heard about the show is how cathartic it is for many Natives in the cast and the audience. This truly is decolonial theater that is, as our very own Kenneth Ramos put so eloquently, "Reclaiming space for Native peoples on the stages that sit on our tribal homelands."

#healing #decolonizing #reclaiming #empowering

Reserve your spot here: https://cornerstone.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0NF000001ZMCw4MAH

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Smart Health La
April 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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#pride #theoutreachcenter Red Circle Project #community #health #healthyliving #betterliving #antelopevalley

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Antelope Valley Pride 2016 to be held on Saturday, June 18 at The OUTreach Center (Cedar Ave & Lancaster Blvd). This year’s festival is already shaping up to be the best yet in our community. AV Pride celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community through entertainment, arts, and friendship. We welcome all members of the Antelope Valley to join us in honoring diversity, promoting quality, and creating a safe and accepting home for our LGBT families.

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Facebook IconApril 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Anabella Montoya is a trans woman who was hit by an SUV in Monterey Park and placed in critical care. No driver has been identified in this case. Thankfully, she is in recovery and is slowly getting better. Her family is raising funds to pay for her medical expenses, so if you are able, you can donate here:
https://www.gofundme.com/mfxtm8qk

Please share widely.

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Click here to support Support for Annabel's Family by Anabella Montoya

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Family, Friends, and Community, It is with a heavy heart that we ask for your support. Annabel was hit by a car, this incident is under investigation and we ask for privacy. In order to support Annabel and her family we are asking for donations to support with everyday needs and pending medical...

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ATTENTION LA FOLKS:

UCLA CARE is conducting a study on heart health of trans folks. Contact careoutreach@mednet.ucla.edu for more information about incentive and qualifications.

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April 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

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We are so excited to be a part of this! There are 15 tribal nations represented in the cast of Urban Rez and some of those folks are our very own Red Circle Project participants!! Red Circle Project Partner Night is this Friday 04/08/16 @ 8pm, let us know (ASAP) if you want a spot in the audience that night!

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There are 15 tribal nations represented in the cast of Urban Rez, Cornerstone’s seventh play in the Hunger Cycle. Experience Urban Rez April 7 - May 1, 2016. Get Tix @ http://www.CornerstoneTheater.org/UrbanRez
Music: “Wounded Knee Journey intro” by Culture Shock Camp

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Student Art Contest WINNERS!
The winner of the Middle/Senior High School category is:
Urban Tree Thoughts
V’Santi Tobey-Garcia (Mashpee Wampanoag & Taino)
El Camino Real Charter Academy

The winner of the Elementary category is:
Many Nations, Many Tribes –United Through Food
Caitlin Ortiz (Apache & Mojave)
Park Western ElementaryComing Together to Share Our Gifts

Second place in the Elementary category goes to:
Coming Together to Share Our Gifts
Tash Montana (Tohono O’odham)
Milagro Charter Elementary

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Student Art Contest WINNERS! We are proud to announce the winners of our Student Art Contest! The winner of the Middle/Senior High School...

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Facebook IconApril 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

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Red Circle Project is a proud community partner for Cornerstone Theater Company Presents: Urban Rez! The show opens this week! Make sure you get your tickets!!

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Cornerstone Theater Company Presents: Urban Rez

Cornerstone Theater Company Presents: Urban Rez

In the event of rain, check our Twitter page for updates: https://twitter.com/cornerstonethtr

Playwright Larissa FastHorse serves up a feast of culture with a side of satire in Urban Rez, Cornerstone’s seventh play in The Hunger Cycle.

Urban Rez becomes a hotbed of chaos when guests are presented with an opportunity that could change everything — federal recognition. This potentially lucrative offer threatens to upend familial bonds and relationships as community members are confronted with the insidious and absurd task of figuring out who’s out and who’s in. How far is the tribe’s self-appointed leader willing to go to beat the system, stay out of jail, and protect what is sacred? You may not find fry bread at Urban Rez, but you will find a thought-provoking immersive theater experience that’s sure to feed your curiosity.

The play will premiere OUTDOORS under the VIADUCT at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, April 7 – 17 and then OUTDOORS at KURUVUNGNA SPRINGS at University High School, April 21 – May 1.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can.

Visit http://www.cornerstonetheater.org/urbanrez for tickets and more information.

UPDATE: There will only be ONE Urban Rez performance per day. Thursday and Friday performances begin at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. For more information call 1-800-578-1335 or email our Box Office Manager at aescalante@cornerstonetheater.org




Press Inquiries: Contact Ashley Eckenweiler at ashley@theaceagency.com.

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Red Circle Project's Pow Wow on June 18, 2016.

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Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Community change occurs in many ways, and one way RCP is changing the face of HIV/AIDS is by bringing many minority groups together by hosting an annual pow wow. For the past five years, RCP has hosted “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow in the City of West Hollywood at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. With the gracious support of City Hall and the Transgender Advisory Board, the pow wows have been very successful and success is measured not only by the turn out—approximately 500 people—but by the diversity of people in attendance. Although RCP is funded to provide services specifically to NA/AN LGBT individuals, they come into contact with broader communities of different ethnicities and are given the opportunity to educate on HIV as well as culture. The presence of a diverse community at the pow wow enhances the experience of all those in attendance.
Everything about a pow wow is traditional. The selection of songs performed, the head staff, and especially the head man and head woman dancer, come from a long line of traditions. Each and every person’s presence adds to the power of the healing process. The gathering of so many diverse individuals in one place and sharing energy adds to the process. In regards to HIV/AIDS education, the diverse attendees will also have an opportunity to have free HIV testing and STI screening which will be made available from JWCH’s (John Wesley Community Health) mobile testing unit that will be on site. There will also be other local organizations providing outreach to disseminate information that will aide in healthy community awareness. With several nonprofit organizations present, there will be information available for all walks of life.

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Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Community change occurs in many ways, and one way RCP is changing the face of HIV/AIDS is by bringing many minority groups together by hosting an annual pow wow. For the past five years, RCP has hosted “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow in the City of West Hollywood at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. With the gracious support of City Hall and the Transgender Advisory Board, the pow wows have been very successful and success is measured not only by the turn out—approximately 500 people—but by the diversity of people in attendance. Although RCP is funded to provide services specifically to NA/AN LGBT individuals, they come into contact with broader communities of different ethnicities and are given the opportunity to educate on HIV as well as culture. The presence of a diverse community at the pow wow enhances the experience of all those in attendance.
Everything about a pow wow is traditional. The selection of songs performed, the head staff, and especially the head man and head woman dancer, come from a long line of traditions. Each and every person’s presence adds to the power of the healing process. The gathering of so many diverse individuals in one place and sharing energy adds to the process. In regards to HIV/AIDS education, the diverse attendees will also have an opportunity to have free HIV testing and STI screening which will be made available from JWCH’s (John Wesley Community Health) mobile testing unit that will be on site. There will also be other local organizations providing outreach to disseminate information that will aide in healthy community awareness. With several nonprofit organizations present, there will be information available for all walks of life.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

"Nisha, 36, is the first transgender woman to win the prestigious award, which was also won previously by former Bersih 2.0 chair Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.
She is the founder of non-governmental organisation, Justice For Sisters, which helps fund defence cases for transgenders in the Syariah court.
Her advocacy work saw a landmark 2014 ruling by the Court of Appeal that decided that state laws against cross dressing was unconstitutional and discriminatory. That decision was overturned a year later by the Federal Court."

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian transgender rights advocate Nisha Ayub has dedicated the United States Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award which she received to all transwomen.

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"Assuredly, the burden of medical education should not fall on any patient. This past February, the National LGBT Health Education Center announced an online training in transgender health, an innovation medical institutions and professionals can follow. Several medical schools, like Vanderbilt, have added LGBT health to their curriculum, but most others lag behind. The benefit of integrating gender-sensitive education into medical programs trickles down to nurses and college health professionals, who will be equipped to guide transgender youth during hormonal treatment and social transitions. Such changes will help doctors save, improve and treat all lives equally."

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Doctors Must Educate Themselves on Transgender Health Care

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The American health care system promises equal and nondiscriminatory treatment for all individuals, regardless of their gender identity. Yet transgender ...

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The campaign is multifaceted and generated from transmasculine individuals in the City of Los Angeles and aimed at creating visibility for the often overlooked community and raise awareness of health, mental health, and sexual health needs. The portraits represent images of people in their communities, with iconic City-scape background imagery. The images will be used as an online and print social marketing campaign and will direct viewers to a resource directory.

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Antelope Valley Pride 2016 to be held on Saturday, June 18 at The OUTreach Center (Cedar Ave & Lancaster Blvd). This year’s festival is already shaping up to be the best yet in our community. AV Pride celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community through entertainment, arts, and friendship. We welcome all members of the Antelope Valley to join us in honoring diversity, promoting quality, and creating a safe and accepting home for our LGBT families.

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March 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

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Red Circle Project #nativeamerican #health #wellness #betterliving Native American Veterans Association #healthyliving #mentalhealth #veterans

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MAY 19, 2016 | 9am - 1pm Native American Veterans Association

TOPICS INCLUDE:
BEST PRACTICES AND MATTERS IMPACTING VETS & FAMILIES, MILITARY LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN WORKFORCE, MENTAL/PHYSICAL HEALTH, WELLNESS & MORE!

11301 WILSHIRE BLVD. L.A., CA 90073
WADSWORTH THEATRE

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MAY 19, 2016 | 9am - 1pm Native American Veterans Association

TOPICS INCLUDE:
BEST PRACTICES AND MATTERS IMPACTING VETS & FAMILIES, MILITARY LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN WORKFORCE, MENTAL/PHYSICAL HEALTH, WELLNESS & MORE!

11301 WILSHIRE BLVD. L.A., CA 90073
WADSWORTH THEATRE

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We are grateful for the opportunity to have shared the story of Fred Martinez and explore the Two Spirit identity with our Native panelists in the iconic Renberg Theater this past weekend.

Huge thank you to The Village at Ed Gould Plaza - Los Angeles LGBT Center and Cornerstone Theater Company for a wonderful collaboration!

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Our first person tested here at the Pomona College Pow Wow! Get tested, get a free shirt!

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#californiaindians #werestillhere

"In his book, Castillo details the two-plus centuries of Spanish colonization leading up to the mission period, when conquistadores destroyed native people and cultures in what is now Mexico and the Caribbean. As much of Europe moved toward the 18th century Enlightenment, Castillo describes a Spanish empire in the midst of the Catholic-led Inquisition, hampered by a doctrine of fatalism, a rigid caste system, illiteracy, and trade and manufacturing restrictions. "

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The Lesser-Told Story Of The California Missions | Hoodline

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A recent book details the dark side of the Spanish missions and the controversial saint Junípero Serra.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Congratulations to AID Upstate, Basic NWFL, Inc., Long Island Crisis Center, NAESM - Atlanta, Nashville CARES, SMYAL, TPAN - Chicago, Warren-Vance, Abounding Prosperity, Inc., AIDS Project of the EastBay, GMHC, HIPS, MCCNY Charities, Inc., Metropolitan Charities Inc., Someone Cares Inc. of Atlanta EDIC, and the The University of Chicago!!!

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Big Pharma Funds 16 Nonprofits Projects for MSM and Transgender

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16 HIV Nonprofits Just Got Awarded Up to $30,000 Each from Janssen. Cool! All over the HIV activism community and policy-advocacy issues, you probably hear the phrase "underserved communities" right? This phrase typically, in HIV aw...

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Check out Red Circle Project video regarding testing!

Thank you Jennifer and Kenneth!!

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RedCircleProjectLA Says Get Tested Feat. Kenny Ramos

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Get tested. Know Your Status. Protect your community.

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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Check out our Native testing PSA, featuring RCP participant Kenny Ramos! Huge thank you to Jennifer Varenchik for filming, producing, and editing! Feel free to share widely :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u556EQHyTz4&feature=youtu.be

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RedCircleProjectLA Says Get Tested Feat. Kenny Ramos

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Get tested. Know Your Status. Protect your community.

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FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen.

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into man and woman, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion on the Two Spirit identity in the modern world, and end our night with a wine and cheese reception.

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Red Circle Project shared their event.

Happening this Saturday, reserve your spot by clicking on the link in the event description.

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FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen.

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into man and woman, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion on the Two Spirit identity in the modern world, and end our night with a wine and cheese reception.

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Facebook IconMarch 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

Some pictures from our #NNHAAD event at the United American Indian Involvement here in Downtown LA where we spent the day learning about wellness and growing as a community through talking about health.

Today is the first day of spring and as we welcome new life to the earth we celebrate those in our community who continue to fight this disease and those we have lost to HIV and AIDS. With the advancement of modern medicine, HIV is no longer a death sentence, so today, we celebrate life and highlight the need for us as Natives to continue to become more aware of our health and wellness!

Happy National Native HIV AIDS Awareness Day from the Red Circle Project. ❤️

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Facebook IconMarch 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm

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Huge thank you to American Indian Changing Spirits Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc.Torres Martinez Tribal Tanf Palmdale Ca for sharing space with us.

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Red Circle Project at Torres Martinez Tribal Tanf Palmdale Ca.

Raising awareness on HIV, STDs, and Mental Health in the Native American / American Indian community here in Palmdale, CA. #nnhaad #nationalnativehivaidsawarenessday

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If youre in the Palmdale area, consider stopping by our event tomorrow for a day of learning about health and wellness. We will have presentations on mental health, HIV, STIs, PrEP, as well as a look at how HIV is affecting the Native community in LA County. Lunch will be provided.

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Facebook IconMarch 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm

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March 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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#hivawareness #aidsawreness #community Red Circle Project #WestHollywood APLA Health & Wellness Westhollywood

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Join in on the discussion! RSVP here: http://apla.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=105001&view=Detail

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Members of the Transgender Advisory Council were selected from a blind application process that was based on criteria determined by the Human Relations Commission. Council members include:

Karina Samala, Diana Feliz Oliva, Jaden Fields, James Wen, Jazzmun Crayton, Justine Gonzalez, Talia Bettcher, Terri Jay, and Zoey Luna.

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Mayor Garcetti Announces new Transgender Advisory Council

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Los Angeles is nation’s largest city with a formal body to advise City leaders on issues facing the trans community.

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Happening next Friday. Come by and learn about new data on HIV and Native Americans as well as holistic ways we can tackle this disease within the community. Lunch will be provided! Please share with friends and family! <3 #NationalNativeHIVAIDSAwarenessDay

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Facebook IconMarch 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Red Circle Project shared We're Still Here's event.

In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the City of LA AIDS Coordinator's Office and the Los Angeles Public Library invite you to a free community screening of We're Still Here.

We’re Still Here is an independent documentary film that shares the untold stories of the first generation who were born with HIV in the 80s and 90s. The film follows Los Angeles-based director Grissel Granados as she embarks on her own journey to seek out other people who were born with HIV and create community where it hadn’t existed before. Now as adults, these long-term survivors are telling their stories in their own words and on their own terms. We’re Still Here gives testament to those who weren’t supposed to be here, and who refuse to be forgotten in the history of HIV/AIDS.

Join us for a panel discussion after the film, with:
Grissel Granados, Director and Producer
John Thompson, Director and Producer
Nestor Rogel, HIV Advocate and featured in film
Moderated by Dahlia Ferlito, City of LA AIDS Coordinator's Office

This event is FREE and open to the public. No advance tickets required.

Location information:
Los Angeles Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

For more information, please contact werestillherefilm@gmail.com or visit http://www.werestillherefilm.com

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We're Still Here - Los Angeles Screening

We're Still Here - Los Angeles Screening

In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the City of LA AIDS Coordinator's Office and the Los Angeles Public Library invite you to a free community screening of We're Still Here.

We’re Still Here is an independent documentary film that shares the untold stories of the first generation who were born with HIV in the 80s and 90s. The film follows Los Angeles-based director Grissel Granados as she embarks on her own journey to seek out other people who were born with HIV and create community where it hadn’t existed before. Now as adults, these long-term survivors are telling their stories in their own words and on their own terms. We’re Still Here gives testament to those who weren’t supposed to be here, and who refuse to be forgotten in the history of HIV/AIDS.

Join us for a panel discussion after the film, with:
Grissel Granados, Director and Producer
John Thompson, Director and Producer
Nestor Rogel, HIV Advocate and featured in film
Moderated by Dahlia Ferlito, City of LA AIDS Coordinator's Office

This event is FREE and open to the public. No advance tickets required.

Location information:
Los Angeles Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

Accessibility info:
The venue is ADA-compliant. The library and auditorium are wheelchair accessible, as are the bathrooms. The film is in English and currently does not have subtitles in any language (we are currently in the process of getting this done). We recognize this does not make our film or event accessible to many people, and are working to have subtitles available very soon. ASL interpretation is available upon request. For ADA accommodations or inquiries, please call the Los Angeles Public Library at (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event, or email the event organizers at werestillherefilm@gmail.com.

For more information, please contact werestillherefilm@gmail.com or visit http://www.werestillherefilm.com

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Facebook IconMarch 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

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Happy International Women's Day to all the INTELLIGENT, RESILIENT, BEAUTIFUL, COMPLEX, and CUHRAAAZY Native American & Indigenous trans and two spirit women out there existing & making the world a better place!!!

#internationalwomensday #twospirit #trans #surviving #striving #succeeding

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Facebook IconMarch 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

APLA Health & Wellness's R3VNG Apla Program Coordinator, Donta Morrison's story will be featured on all of GROOM's social media outlets through personal interviews with GROOM Co-Founders, Octavius Terry-Sims and Jamal Terry-Sims. Each winner will also receive a limited Edition Legion Of GROOM faux leather Black/Black Onyx hat, and a framed portrait reflecting their personal story.

MARCH "BE" PROJECT HONOREE: Dontá Morrison

ABOUT: Actor, Author, HIV Advocate, Minister, Co-Founder of 6in10.org
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook/Twitter @DontáMorrison, IG @Donta_Morrison
WEBSITE: http://www.DONTAMORRISON.com/www.6iN10.org

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CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Cathy Reback from the CHIPTS Combination Prevention Core!

Dr. Reback has been selected as one of the recipients of this year’s Women in Leadership Award from the City of West Hollywood for her outstanding work with gay and bisexual men and transgender women living with or at risk of acquiring HIV. She will be presented with this prestigious award on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, hosted by the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Reback is a Senior Research Scientist with Friends Research Institute, Research Sociologist with UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and the Executive Director of Friends Community Center, a research community site in Hollywood, CA. For over 25 years Dr. Reback’s research has focuses on the intersection of minority sexual and gender identity status, substance use disorders, and HIV risk behaviors among MSM and transgender women. Dr. Reback’s research has been the application of research in community settings, the early integration of biobehavioral approaches to substance use and HIV prevention, the application of technology as a novel real-time intervention, and the coupling of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Dr. Reback has an extensive background in conducting community-research collaborations, designing and implementing technology-based interventions, managing large-scale HIV prevention and intervention programs, designing and implementing venue- and street-based intervention programs, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and evaluating behavioral treatment therapies for both non-treatment seeking and treatment-seeking substance-using populations.

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The Sioux Falls Two Spirit and Allies is a Non-Profit organization and it is their mission to strive to restore and revitalize the traditional role of Two Spirited persons. They are looking to help the community and provide not only the education but offer services such as: winter clothing for the homeless and those that need it, transportation for stranded individuals for appointments and getting back home, guidance for youth that are struggling with coming out, and suicide prevention. They are fundraising to get their non-profit up and running so if you are able to, please consider donating.

YOU CAN DONATE HERE:

https://www.gofundme.com/eh7ds888

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The Sioux Falls Two Spirit and Allies is seeking help to grow as a non profit and get our 501(c)3 as well as be able to help the community with things individuals are in need of. The Sioux Falls Two Spirit and Allies is a Non-Profit organization and it is our mission to strive to restore and rev...

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FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen.

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into man and woman, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion on the Two Spirit identity in the modern world, and end our night with a wine and cheese reception.

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Facebook IconMarch 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Hey folks! Happy Monday!

We're screening "Two Spirits" and having a Two Spirit panel discussion at the Renberg Theater on March 26, RSVP FOR FREE here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-spirits-screening-tickets-22593301172?aff=efbnreg

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Two Spirits Screening

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The Red Circle Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center and Cornerstone Theater Company invite you to a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Two Spirits. Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the pl…

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Native American Festival

Native American Festival

Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. Join us for a FREE two day family friendly event of live Native American dancing, drumming, singing, music and story telling, specialty foods, Native American artists, vendors, lodging displays, activities for children, flute players and much more.

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Facebook IconMarch 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

“If you were to come visit us on the reservation and see the young girls, 12- to 13-year-olds, pushing baby carriages, you would understand it in a minute,” Charon Asetoyer, executive director of NAWHERC, told The Huffington Post. “These are not pregnancies by choice -- and their hopes and dreams of having a career and forming a family later on in life are gone.”

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This Book Gives Native Girls The Tools To Seek Help After Getting Raped

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American Indians are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than any other race in the U.S.

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Facebook IconMarch 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

HIV Infection Despite PrEP: 6 Things You Need to Know
By Damon Jacobs, JD Davids and Myles Helfand
From TheBodyPRO.com
February 26, 2016
A thorough case study has revealed the likely acquisition of HIV by a 43-year-old gay man in Toronto who was adherent to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Presented at CROI 2016 on Feb. 25, this is the first documented case of "PrEP failure," and it is spurring a lot of community and scientific discussion.
"PrEP works when taken. Very rarely, PrEP with FTC/TDF [emtricitabine/tenofovir, Truvada] may fail to provide full protection against rare multidrug resistant viruses," said noted PrEP and HIV prevention researcher Robert Grant in an interview with BETA. "If that happens, HIV treatment is highly effective and prolongs life to normal levels and makes people less infectious."
It's not surprising that HIV community members, educators and care providers have many questions and concerns when they learn about this particular case. Let's break down the information to address some of the top questions we're likely to hear from people who are on PrEP, considering PrEP use or living with HIV.
Why didn't PrEP prevent HIV infection in this person?
PrEP did not prevent infection in this instance because the person was exposed to a strain of HIV that had become resistant to several antiretroviral medications. These medications included (but were not limited to) tenofovir and emtricitabine, the two antiretrovirals in Truvada, which is currently the only PrEP regimen approved in the U.S.
It is estimated that well below 1% of people living with HIV are resistant to these two medications; even fewer also have a detectable viral load. Even if a person had this rare strain, if their viral load were undetectable, it would be extremely unlikely -- borderline impossible, research has found -- that he or she could transmit the virus to anyone.
Nonetheless, based on this new case, it is now known that consistent adherence to PrEP might not be enough to protect people from exposure to this particular HIV strain.
Does this mean that PrEP is not as effective as previously thought?
No, PrEP is still as effective as we thought it was. It's very effective.
Knowledgeable HIV doctors and educators generally use a "99% effective" estimate when explaining how well PrEP works. Experts knew that as PrEP implementation expanded, it was possible we would see "outliers." So the 99% figure still applies.
Again, it is believed that less than 1% of individuals living with HIV carry this rare strain, and only a subset of those are likely to have a detectable viral load. If it were easy to transmit these particular drug-resistant mutations, there would likely be a lot more people testing HIV positive with them, but that has not happened.
There are approximately 40,000 individuals using PrEP in the U.S., and this type of transmission has never been seen before.
Now that this person has HIV, will HIV treatment work for him?
According to the study, yes. The person was prescribed HIV treatment quickly and achieved an undetectable viral load less than a month after being diagnosed with HIV.
Initially, the man's level of HIV drug resistance was unknown, so when he was first diagnosed, doctors maintained his tenofovir/emtricitabine prescription and added two additional active antiretrovirals -- raltegravir (Isentress) and ritonavir (Norvir)-boosted darunavir (Prezista) -- to form a complete treatment regimen. After testing revealed that his strain of HIV had developed at least some level of resistance to several HIV drugs across multiple classes (including integrase inhibitors), he was switched to a more unusual regimen: dolutegravir (Tivicay), darunavir/cobicistat (Prezcobix) and rilpivirine (Edurant).
In the 12 weeks since beginning his new regimen, the man's HIV viral load has remained undetectable.
Are there ways for people with HIV to find out if PrEP would not work for their partners, due to the possibility that they may have this type of resistant virus?
When people are newly diagnosed with HIV, care providers are expected to perform a genotypic resistance test in order to make sure they do not prescribe antiretrovirals that the person is already resistant to. That test would reveal if the person has resistance to tenofovir/emtricitabine.
But keep in mind, this strain is rare. If people with HIV have this strain, it is most likely that their clinician would have informed them already. Even if they do have this strain, they can eliminate nearly all risk of HIV transmission to any negative partner, with or without PrEP, by adhering to their HIV medications and maintaining an undetectable viral load.
In the Toronto case, it is believed that the person from whom the PrEP user acquired HIV had not complied with treatment, and that is how his strain became resistant. That can't be confirmed at this time, however, because when the case was presented it was unknown exactly whom the PrEP user acquired HIV from. But we know it's extremely unlikely for people who are adherent to their HIV medications to become resistant to them.
Will there be other kinds of PrEP that could block this type of resistant virus?
There are many kinds of PrEP currently being studied -- for instance, PrEP using different medications (such as maraviroc [Selzentry, Celsentri]), as well as different modes of administration such as gels andinjectables. It's difficult to say at this time whether these new forms will offer adequate protection from this rare strain, or from other strains that are resistant to the drugs or drug classes used for those particular forms of PrEP.
Where can I see the actual research related to this case?
You can watch the case study presentation at CROI 2016 via archived webcast.
Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based licensed marriage and family therapist and HIV prevention specialist and founder of a 13,000-member Facebook group "PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex." Follow Damon on Twitter: @DamonLJacobs.
JD Davids is the managing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow JD on Twitter:@JDAtTheBody.
Myles Helfand is the editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter:@MylesatTheBody.

http://www.thebodypro.com/content/77164/hiv-infection-despite-prep-6-things-providers-and-.html

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March 2, 2016 at 11:09 am

Red Circle Project shared Seven Generations Child & Family Services-U.A.I.I.'s photo.

Looking for something Free, fun, and artsy to start off your weekend? Check this event out!

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*****FREE EVENT******
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO OVER THE WEEKEND WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY A DIME???
Come on out on Friday, March 11th!
*****Dinner Provided****Prizes****Entertainment

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You go Mya! #vivadiva #transisbeautiful

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mya-taylor-independent-spirit-awards_us_56d23561e4b0871f60ebadc9

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Mya Taylor Is Now The First Transgender Actress To Win A Major Film Award

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The actress won the Independent Spirit Award for her work in "Tangerine."

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Join us as we celebrate National Native HIV AIDS Awareness Day! We will be having two events, one @ Tribal TANF Palmdale on March 17 and one @ United American Indian Involvement in Downtown LA on March 18.

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Facebook IconFebruary 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm

And our winner is .......!!!!! Chrissie Castro!!!!! #rcposcars #oscarssored

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February 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Red Circle Project shared AJ+'s video.

"The idea is that all of these spirits are sort of present in each person, that you're not necessarily switching from one gender to the next, but you are TRANSCENDING GENDER."

Meet Ty DeFoe, a #twospirit hoop dancer.

https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/689684447839732/?pnref=story.unseen-section

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Being transgender has been culturally accepted in some Native American communities for centuries.

As a two-spirit hoop dancer, Ty DeFoe is working to reestablish that connection.

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Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Ever seen a native woman on a LA billboard?

Spotted at the corner of Sunset & La Brea - Woo Michelle! #mentalhealth

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Have clothes you've been meaning to get rid of? Why not donate them to a worthy group? Check out the flyer! APAIT

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For all our Denver folks, check out this cool event!

Matika Wilbur's work aims to depict actual native peoples and show the diversity in contemporary Indian communities and identities.

#noblesavagenomore

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Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

The ELIXHER Index features restaurants, retailers, organizations, and more that are owned by Black lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender women. Support these businesses and help build community. Know a business owned by a Black lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender woman? Submit a listing to our directory by clicking here!

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The ELIXHER Index: Black Queer & Trans Women Businesses & Resources

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The ELIXHER Index features restaurants, retailers, organizations, and more that are owned by Black lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender women. Support these businesses and help build community. Know a business owned by a Black lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender woman? Submit a listing to ou…

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As service providers, we commit our work to servicing our clients. RCP in collaboration with LA Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse put together a training for service providers, informing the audience on issues facing trans/ gender non-conforming folks, and offering tools on how they can be better providers/agencies to a community so very often mistreated in care.

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Art Conetst for any youth enrolled in LAUSD Indian Education Program!

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Red Circle Project updated their cover photo.

This is the first of a series of monthly posts in which we will be highlighting a different Role Model Story.

This month's story comes from a Navajo trans woman who is SURVIVING through adhering to her medication, remaining in care, and being empowered in her sexuality while still playing safe.

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Have you heard of this grassroots social media campaign to STOP DISENROLLMENT of tribal members? Some of our participants have already gotten involved. Its very easy, just write why you think disenrollment is harmful to NA/AI/ peoples, take your pic, and upload it here -> http://stopdisenrollment.com/

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Facebook IconFebruary 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Red Circle Project added 4 new photos — feeling accomplished at Leuzinger High School.

Lovely 80 degree weather today in Los Angeles! Red Circle Project and JWCH working together to get Natives tested at the Wildhorse Pow Wow. #invidivualhealthiscommunityhealth #gettested #knowyourstatus #native

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Facebook IconFebruary 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm

February updates.

*Group on Feb. 18, 2016 is happening during our usual time, 5:30-7:30pm.

*Hike @ Runyon Canyon is happening on Feb. 20, 2016 starting at 9am and shouldn't take any longer than 2 hours.

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The fight against oppression foods: Food commodities — like flour, lard and sugar — are what Chef Sean Sherman (popularly known as "The Sioux Chef"), a member of the Oglala Lakota peoples in South Dakota, called "oppression food."

Sherman advocates for a return to "pre-reservation" indigenous foods used by Native American peoples prior to colonization and displacement from their lands. His activism comes in the form of culinary arts. His protest takes place in the kitchen.

#decolonizeyourbody #reclaimyourbody

http://mic.com/articles/134653/this-native-american-chef-is-championing-food-justice-in-the-most-innovative-way#.2It2tNSBX

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This Native American Chef Is Championing Food Justice in the Most Innovative Way

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Meet the "Sioux Chef."

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Facebook IconFebruary 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

“This is an invisible national crisis. Millions of people in the United States are being exposed as Nuclear Radiation Victims on a daily basis.” said Mrs. White Face, “Exposure to radioactive pollution has been linked to cancer, genetic defects, Navajo Neuropathy, and increases in mortality. We are protesting the EPA today because we believe that as more Americans become aware of this homegrown radioactive pollution, then something can be done to protect all peoples and the environment." #enviornmentalhealthispublichealth #knowledgeiswealth

http://www.globalresearch.ca/15000-abandoned-uranium-mines-native-american-no-nukes-protests-in-washington-dc/5504599

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15,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines. Native American "No-Nukes" Protests in Washington DC

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‘We are the Miner’s Canary’: Indigenous Organizations Call for Clean Up of ‘Homegrown’ Radioactive Pollution Crisis. NOTE: The final event will be a panel discussion at Georgetown University, Frida...

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Facebook IconFebruary 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Empower!

Michelle sharing information about colonialism, trauma, Two Spirit, and the need for compassion, information, and introspection when it comes to the development of our views and beliefs.

#diversitydaycsun2016

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Facebook IconFebruary 6, 2016 at 11:09 am

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Klee Benally is keynote speaker here at Diversity Day CSUN, discussing the idea of the "apocalypse" as a catastrophic time in the future, and citing present time reality of erasure from social consciousness, lack of agency to maintain sacred homelands, high rates of diabetes, water contamination, and radioactive poisoning (and so much more) of American Indian communities fitting the definition of "apocalypse" quite perfectly. "How bad are we willing to let it get? What's your threshold for destruction?"

He challenges the audience, "If you are operating off a social justice, anti colonial framework, yet lack an understanding of the unjust histories of the people native to the land you live on, then we have some things to talk about." Social justice can't exist without an understanding of unjust histories.

#perspective #nativeapocalypse #knowledgeispower #diversitydaycsun2016

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Facebook IconFebruary 4, 2016 at 8:07 pm

RCP's Mikaela Saelua, and participants of RCP, talking about PrEP!!

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It Feels Good to Talk About PrEP

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PrEP is a game-changing HIV prevention tool. Find out more about it, and see if it's right for you: (844) 830-PrEP or aplahw.org/prep

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

"the book offers recommendations for the integration of LGBT health into systems-based practice by addressing intake forms and electronic health records, as well as evidence-based emerging concerns in LGBT health.

This is a must-have volume for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians from all medical specialties."

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare - A | Kristen L. Eckstrand | Springer

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Written by experienced clinicians and edited by Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health faculty, this book contains up-to-date expertise from physicians...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 6:26 pm

I'm Native, but I'm not....

We see you representing for the Two Spirits Kenneth!

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I'm Native, But I'm Not...

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“I don’t wear war paint. Unless it’s Chanel Red.”

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm

UCLA 's The LGBT Center, Ashe Center and CAPS have been working with students to develop a space for HIV+ people on campus and the first meeting will be this Friday, Feb 5 at 4pm. Please share the info below with any lists you have for undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2016 at 11:01 am

Do you need to get tested? Here's a website that makes it easy to find testing locations near you.

http://www.inspot.org/Testing/tabid/63/locid/2/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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inSPOT > Testing

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

"STDs spread in large part because people don't get tested enough, so undiagnosed infections are unknowingly transmitted from one person to another."

When was the last time you, yes you reading this, got tested? Implementing testing into your routine, especially if you are sexually active, is a critical way to maintaining not only your own health, but also the health of the community.

#publichealth #yourhealth #ourhealth #gettested #knowyourstatus

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-std-testing-20160124-story.html

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What's causing the rise in STDs in L.A. County and how can technology help?

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Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise across the nation, but the problem is particularly acute in Los Angeles County.

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Metro campaign is live!

  • Goal: to get the word about Red Circle Project and get Native folks tested for HIV and STIs
  • Can be seen on the Red line, blue line, green line, expo line, gold line, and at the Artesia transit center.
  • We’ll be organizing a field trip to get some pictures with the ads so look out for a time and date for that

Want to be an RCP Role Model?

Red Circle Project, as a part of the model we operate under, known as Community Promise, puts out role model stories which highlights the stories of individuals who are part of our community and who have taken the initiative to be in control of their health through knowing their status, helping reduce the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, and continuing to collect tools to add to their safe sex tool kit, such as condom use, PrEP, harm reduction, or abstinence.

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Posted by Red Circle Project on Thursday, January 14, 2016