Check out this short documentary that looks at the socio-economic risk factors in HIV like prison, homophobia, homelessness etc...
Ex NFL player, Wade Davis comes out as gay! Watch the interview below!
A cornerback who spent four preseasons with three NFL teams and also played in NFL Europe has come out as gay, joining a small but growing number of former athletes who are publicly acknowledging they are gays or lesbians.
Wade Davis, who played in college at Weber State and spent the 2000 and 2002 preseasons with the Tennessee Titans, said he didn't tell his teammates he was gay because he feared the impact it would have in the locker room. Jevon Kearse and Samari Rolle were among his closest friends on the Titans, and he would later be invited to Rolle's wedding.
"You just want to be one of the guys, and you don't want to lose that sense of family," Davis said in an interview with Outsports.com. "Your biggest fear is that you'll lose that camaraderie and family."
But Kearse said he doesn't think Davis being openly gay would have changed anything.
"I know there have been a lot more than just Wade," Kearse told Outsports. "It's just becoming more acceptable, which is a good thing so they can come out and not feel secluded."
While there has yet to be an openly gay player in any of the four major American professional leagues, several players have come out after retiring, including former NBA forward John Amaechi, NFL lineman Esera Tuaolo and major leaguer Billy Bean. Rick Welts, president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors, is openly gay.
Davis' football career ended in 2003, after he got hurt in training camp. He is now a staff member at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York, which serves, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
Julian Bond: Gay Rights are Civil Rights
Marshall Titus "I Will" Music Video
Check out this new music video from recording artist Marshall Titus, titled, "I Will". The video chronicles the story of a young gay man as he finds out he is HIV positive, from informing his close friends and sexual partners, to how his life continues even while being HIV positive.
Have you ever had sex with out a condom? Have you forgotten your personal responsibility once or twice or even a few times? Did you mean to use a condom, but then just got caught up in the moment? Watch this PSA below from Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) and People Using Media to do Prevention (PUMP) to see how two young guys bring up using a condom.
More than one million Americans are living with HIV infection, and approximately one in five don't know it. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime, and those in communities at at increased risk of HIV infection—especially gay and bisexual men of all races, African Americans, and Latinos. —should be tested at least annually. Use the tool below to find a testing site near you!
Everyone needs to know their HIV status. Studies show that once persons learn they are HIV-infected, most take steps to protect their own health (by seeking medical care) and that of their partners. At least 1 in 3 persons in the United States who test positive for HIV is tested too late to get the full advantage of treatment. Early HIV testing reduces the spread of disease, extends life expectancy, and reduces costs of care.
Early testing and diagnosis is key to prevention; treatment and prevention have the most impact when HIV is identified early. Although the importance of HIV testing is undeniable, about 55% of American adults, aged 18–64, have never been tested for HIV. Even among persons at higher risk for HIV infection, 28% have never been tested. In the United States, every "Nine and a Half Minutes" someone is infected with HIV. Watch the PSAs below to find out more info and make sure to Take Control, Take The Test!
Famous MLK Organizer - Bayard Rustin
Clip taken from "Out of the Past" - 400 Years of Lesbian and Gay History in America a Documentary:
Edited by ELIZA STARR BYARD
Executive Producer ROBERT S. THOMAS
Art Director CHRISTINA TZOURAS
Producers JEFF DUPRE CHRISTINE MCKENNA
Writers ELIZA STARR BYARD JEFF DUPRE CHRISTINE MCKENNA
Gay Black Christians Find a Place at Capitol Hill Church
Gay black African Americans in the D.C. area have found a place to be religious and fit in at the Inner Light Ministries church in the Capitol Hill area. Many say they didn't feel accepted within their communities and at their old churches, but now they've found a place to be religious and be themselves.
We Are Members...
Educational Awareness Project about the prevention and risk reduction of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).