Oklahomans for Equality

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Gov. Kevin Stitt signed on Thursday a bill concerning the disclosure of HIV status of the recently deceased.

Advocacy groups asked him to veto it for being unnecessary and discriminatory.

House Bill 4041 made it out of the senate on Monday. It codifies law to require that funeral directors, medical examiners, and anyone else handling human remains be given a warning if the deceased was HIV-positive. 

On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about The Prism Project, a far-reaching, recently-released needs-assessment survey that was commissioned in order to better inform the Greater Tulsa community about issues related to our LGBTQ+ neighbors, friends, and fellow citizens. As per the Prism Project website, Tulsa Reaches Out (which is an advisory council within the Tulsa Community Foundation) "commissioned The Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa to conduct the survey within Tulsa's LGBTQ+ community.

This evening -- Monday the 1st, at 6:30pm -- Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host a presentation by Dr. Perry Halkitis in acknowledgement of World AIDS Day. Dr. Halkitis is Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Population Health and Medicine at New York University; his talk happens at the Equality Center in downtown Tulsa, which is located at 621 East 4th Street. Dr.