David Testo talks to Xtra about his decision to come out and homophobia on the soccer field.
Episode 14 of In The Moment - Light and Dark
In the 14th episode, Ricky and Carlos become big buddies to a young high school student that has just come out and is struggling with his sexuality. They are afraid to disclose their HIV status to the high school basketball star. Shawn and Brandon still are trying to decide if they should stop using condoms even though they both tested negative for HIV. Stephen hits the club and has a possible new date after Mike is a no show at their therapy session. Edgar decides to continue his party and play experiences after finding out he is HIV positive.
IN THE MOMENT is an online web series that follows the lives of a group of gay guys living in the same apartment complex in West Hollywood, California. Like most of us, they're faced with a huge range of decisions about sex, and the decisions they make impact their lives and the lives of people around them. IN THE MOMENT is also about starting an open, honest conversation among gay guys in the Los Angeles area about these types of decisions.
IN THE MOMENT starts with an authentic, sexy and sometimes humorous web soap opera that explores the full range of factors that come into play in sexual decision making among young gay men. Issues like self-esteem, dating, relationships, age, body image, addiction and others are addressed as key factors in the lives of the characters. The episodes are broken into 3-5 minute “webisodes”, which are a starting-place for discussion.
Check out the 14th webisode below!
In this news article, Don Lemon, CNN anchor, discusses growing up in the Christian Church and how that affected his beliefs, how it affected his sexuality and life in general.
Here is just an excert from the article.
"It's time for us, especially black people, to stop trying to pray the gay away and to get on our knees and start praying that the discrimination of gay people ends."
"What we're doing to our young gay people now is child abuse. It's plain old bigotry and hatred. And if African-Americans don't know what that feels like in America, I don't know who does."
Read the full article on CNN.
Marsha Ambrosius' music video "Far Away"
Marsha Ambrosius devotes the music video for her new single "Far Away" to raise awareness against bullying. Inspired by her real-life experience, the clip revolves around a gay black man who is bullied and treated as an outsider by people in his neighborhood due to his sexual orientation. At the end of her video, Marsha sends out the message below to others, along with a number you can call if you need to talk with someone.
Every year over 1 million people commit SUICIDE. Some were BULLIED because of their SEXUALITY. I lost a friend to SUICIDE, and I’m asking all of you to support alternative lifestyles. Don’t put up with or join in with BULLYING. It’s time we become more aware in this WORLD. Take responsibility to make a difference. So if my music can save one life, I’ve done my job.
I love you all so much!