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“This month’s spotlight will be featuring a person with a courageous and empowering story. The person will be referred to as Anonymous. He is a Queer male who is 33 years of age. He discovered that he was HIV positive in 2012. He contracted the virus from his monogamous partner of three years. He was aware of his boyfriend’s status. At the time Anonymous was experiencing homelessness. He had become homeless based on his lifestyle and lack of support with finding who He was as a Queer Male. At this time anonymous partner was housed based on the fact that He was HIV positive; because of anonymous love and need for housing, rendered the tough decision for Anonymous to tactfully contract HIV in order to succeed life as a homeless person navigating temporary resources for places to get sleep and eat consistently. After a year of unprotected sexual endeavors, anonymous finally became reactive of the HIV virus. He soon navigated housing, and was luckily still in the demographics to qualify for housing in 2014. “

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Community Spotlight : Alexis Martinez

“Alexis is also inspired every time she sees resources for housing and employment for transgender women become more accessible! She is motivated by her daughter, partner, and granddaughters. “The sin of Slavery is what continues to corrupt the American dream” Alexis shared with me. “

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Community Spotlight : Jama Shelton

“! Jama is also truly inspired by everyone that they meet. True Colors United works through several focuses; the most important focus is to create welcoming spaces and housing for youth. They also offer training, advocacy, and fellowship building. Another focus…”

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Community Spotlight : Mekylah

“I didn’t want her to be ashamed of me, but I knew she would love me no matter what. I was surprised that she let me dressed the way I wanted because she always wanted me to wear purses and really girly clothes.”