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A Supreme Q&A with AIDS Legal Council's Ann Fisher

July 2, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has recessed for the summer, but not before making major headlines in the arena of human rights. Last week, the Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, giving states an opportunity to change voting laws without receiving preclearance from the federal government, even if those states have a history of racial bias and a proven record of disenfranchising minority...
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Learn How Health Care Reform Will Help You.

June 28, 2013

Don’t miss the next Chicago community forum on health care reform: On Tuesday, August 20th the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), and the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Service Council (CAHISC) are hosting a community forum on health care reform to educate and discuss how these important changes will help people living with HIV or chronic disease get better access to health care...
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A Glass Half Full: The Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 27, 2013

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Marriage Equality. It struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and gave same-sex couples a major victory in their quest for equal rights. The decision to eliminate DOMA means loving, same-sex couples will no longer be treated as legal strangers. All married couples will now receive thousands of federal rights and benefits....
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AFC Celebrates Pride

June 27, 2013

Chicago’s Pride Parade celebrates diversity, but this year there will be a symbol of unity traveling from Broadway to Diversey on June 30. Six organizations that support the LGBTQ community have created a CommUNITY Pride Float. They include Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago House, Center on Halsted, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, and the AIDS...
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AFC's Hollendoner Set to Become City's First Deputy Commissioner

June 26, 2013

Joe Hollendoner recently announced plans to assume new duties as First Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). His last day as Senior Vice President of Programing at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will be July 7. “We’re tremendously proud of Joe and thank him for his leadership on HIV/AIDS,” said David Ernesto Munar, AFC’s...
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LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand with Civil Rights Counterparts on the Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013

Via Human Rights Campaign Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination...
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Lion's Pride of AFC: Junior Board Member Wins Award

June 24, 2013

Jason Karel sits on the Junior Board for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), but his leadership role with AFC doesn’t stop there. He’s a stalwart champion of the LGBTQ community, especially at work. Jason recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from his employer, BMO-Harris Bank. Though he works in human resources, he volunteers tirelessly with Lion’s Pride,...
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Statement from AFC about a U.S. Supreme Court Decision

June 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Terlikowski (312) 334-0931 Statement: AFC Applauds the Supreme Court’s Decision to Enable PEPFAR-funded Programs to Better Meet Sex Workers' Needs The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end a decade-long anti-prostitution pledge. Previously, the...
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New International Report on HIV Prevention Urges Localized Consideration of Antiretroviral Strategies

June 19, 2013

MEDIA CONTACTS AIDS Foundation of Chicago – Jim Pickett jpickett@aidschicago.org +1 773 600 6407 RAND Europe – Claire O’Brien cobrien@rand.org +44-1223-273860 New International Report on HIV Prevention Urges Localized Consideration of Antiretroviral Strategies First Report on Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Prevention...
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Policy Matters Podcast: Spring in Springfield

June 19, 2013

Policy Matters Podcast: Spring in Springfield by AIDSChicago The Illinois General Assembly closed its most recent session on May 31, 2013, passing four major bills that will have a profound impact on people living with HIV/AIDS in the state. Policy Matters Podcast's host, Lucy Baglin, sits down with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's state...
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