“They are here to stay.” AFC staff discussing the needs of LGBTQ+ older adults living with HIV or stigma.
In May of 2022, AFC Staff, Kim L. Hunt and Ruth Rodriguez sat down for conversation about the joys, gifts, issues, and needs of LGBTQ+ older adults and older adults living with HIV in Illinois.
Kim L. Hunt is the Senior Director of Policy Operations and Executive Director of Pride Action Tank. Ruth Rodriguez is the Senior Services Medical Case Manager at AFC and member of the new Illinois HIV and Aging Policy Corps. Together, Kim and Ruth sit down to discuss various topics from the policy change, ageism, culturally competent care facilities, and the passing of SB3490: Disrupting Disparities for LGBTQ+ Older Adults.
Interview by Livvie Avrick
Edited by Indigo Quashie
October 11, 2019 – For #NationalComingOutDay (October 11th) Our Executive Director Kim L. Hunt produced a CAN TV show that filmed in September. The show features several awesome storytellers including Kim L. Hunt and John D’Emilio.
- From June 2016- November 2017 Pride Action TV aired on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on CAN-TV21. PAT staff and hosts Kim L. Hunt, Maxx Boykin and Joshua Oaks spoke with activists and experts taking action for queer communities in Chicago and cover topics including restroom access, housing, health care access, HIV prevention, aging, employment, and much more. View episodes below:
Nov. 1, 2017
Kim L. Hunt talks with Melissa Josephs director of Equal Opportunity Policy discusses Women Employed. Topics include paid sick leave.
Sept. 1, 2017
Joshua Oaks talks with Kara Ingelhart from Lambda Legal about Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
Aug. 4, 2017
Kim L. Hunt talks with Sara Semelka, new prevention technology education manager at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, about the HIV prevention pill pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
July 7, 2017
On this episode, Kim L. Hunt talks with Alaina Kennedy, manger of health equity at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, about how the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact LGBTQ communities and how the Senate and House proposed repeal bills will take away health care for millions of Americans, including people with living and vulnerable to HIV.
May 5, 2017
Discussion on issues affecting older LGBTQ adults.
April 7, 2017
Kim L. Hunt discusses reporting discrimination & hate crimes with Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations.
March 3, 2017
Alaina Kennedy from AIDS Foundation of Chicago interviews Edwin Yohnka from the ACLU on Title 9 and how it applies to transgender students.
Feb 3, 2017
Kim L. Hunt talks with Brigid Leahy, the Director of Legislation for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, about potential changes to the Affordable Care Act that impact women and LGBTQ people, potential policies that threaten Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights, and a summary of the breadth of services offered by Planned Parenthood.
Jan. 6, 2017
Kim L. Hunt talks with new Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson about his journey to Illinois and the new and continuing work of Illinois’ longest running queer rights organization.
Dec. 2, 2016
A discussion about services for youth who are experiencing homelessness this holiday season.
Nov. 4, 2016
Maxx Boykin talks with Chicago Votes’ Democracy Cup Fellow Casimiro Pena about the need to elect officials that will protect the civil liberties of the LGBTQ community
Oct. 7, 2016
Kim L. Hunt talks with Pleshette M. Hamb-Murphy about an upcoming foster parent recruitment event, focused on the needs of teens in the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Sept. 2, 2016
Host Joshua Oaks discusses the blood donation ban for gay and bi-sexual men with U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley.
Aug. 5, 2016
Representatives from Pride Action Tank discuss supportive housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS. (Feat. Angie Miller)
July 1, 2016
Members of Pride Action Tank discuss gun violence in Chicago.
June 3, 2016
The Pride Action Tank discusses a Chicago’s ordinance which requires people to show IDs when requesting to use public restrooms. (Feat. Owen Daniel-McCarter)