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Venita Ray by Ruby Comer Marquee Photo by Johnnie Ray Kornegay III "We build power, change culture, and transform systems.” Landing on this bold quote one evening, while...

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Kyle Brown: Ally

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Tim Braun: Ally

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Ben Bogen: Ally

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer Ben Bogen The rock musical Rent has certainly opened many a mind’s eye about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The play first appeared on...

Trent Park: Advocate

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer Trent Park Hip-hop singer Trent Park was raised in Syracuse, New York, comes from a Mexican mother and a Black father and...

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Hector Jiminez: Advocate

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Tommy-Lee Baïk: Advocate

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer Tommy-Lee Baïk Several years ago I was in Paris and attended a UNAIDS conference. After an early dinner, at the opulent Hotel...

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