18: Know Your Rights

Get pumped for Pride in June

Fifty-two years ago, gay, queer, and trans* people in New York City got fed up. Back then, the cops could send you to jail just for hanging out with gay people. And each time they […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 12: Mental health, 18: Know Your Rights

Health benefits of animal therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is a field that uses animals to help people deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), physical injuries, and other health problems. The goal of animal therapy is to improve people’s social, physical, […]

14: Sexual Identity, 15: Trans and HIV, 18: Know Your Rights

How discrimination laws affect Ohio's LGBTQ community

It’s legal for same-sex couples to get married. Cities in Ohio and across the country have banned discrimination against LGBTQ people. That must mean it’s all good, right? Don’t be so sure. While those are […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 08: Peer Support, 18: Know Your Rights

What to do when someone outs your HIV status

It’s hard enough to have somebody accidentally reveal your HIV status without your permission. Cousins, friends, coworkers — they’re human, and they can slip up. It’s forgivable. Getting intentionally outed is something else. When somebody knows […]

09: Sex When Living with HIV, 18: Know Your Rights

What is consent and why is it important?

Consent is incredibly important but often left undiscussed in American culture. Anyone watching the news right now can see the result of our silence on this issue. Well honey, we at Positive Peers are done […]

18: Know Your Rights

How to get free legal services when you’re living with HIV

If you’re living with HIV in the greater Cleveland area, there are free legal services available to help you with a variety of common legal problems. Our friends at Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center provide […]

18: Know Your Rights

8 housing rights that protect you from discrimination

It’s against the law for landlords to discriminate against people with HIV. But, a few landlords get away with it because renters don’t always know their rights under state and federal laws. So, it pays […]

18: Know Your Rights

Becoming an advocate for people living with HIV

People living with HIV stick together and help each other out. Standing up against the haters is one of the great ways we do that. Why bother with the haters? Shouldn’t you just ignore them […]

18: Know Your Rights

6 ways to join the fight against HIV criminalization

In part 2 of this series, we talked about a full range of reasons why HIV criminalization is obsolete and needs to be abolished. Let’s review: HIV criminalization is good at: Discouraging people from getting […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 18: Know Your Rights

Why HIV criminalization doesn't work

If you know you have HIV, you should tell your sex partners before doing the deed. That's just the right thing to do. But HIV criminalization takes this to the extreme: More than half of […]