We advocate for the health, wellness and dignity of LGBTQ individuals and families and people living with HIV.
Our policy work began during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. During that era, Whitman-Walker’s advocacy efforts were largely devoted to fighting HIV discrimination, providing other desperately needed legal assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS, and providing community education to dispel misconceptions and prejudice.
Today, we continue to advocate for people who have been discriminated against by society, including not only people living with HIV, but also our transgender patients, LGBTQ people generally, and immigrants who are seeking equal access to healthcare services.
We believe in the strength of a collective effort. That’s why our policy team collaborates with our healthcare providers and researchers, and with local, regional and national advocacy groups to advocate for our patients’ rights to quality healthcare.