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
Status is Everything...Know Your Status
It’s not just a slogan anymore. As more young men of color engage in risky sexual behaviors, it’s even more important to know your status—whether or not you are HIV infected. No matter how you get down; gay, str8, bi, DL, trans, top, bttm, or vers…be responsible…SEXsponsible…. because knowing your status leads to a healthier lifestyle.
African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) has started a new social marketing campaign called, "Status is Everything" in Newark, NJ targeting African American men how have sex with men (MSM). The videos below are featuring local African American MSM telling their stories. Watch the videos below to hear their stories. Visit the "Status is Everything" website.
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Jaime Foxx speaks to the urgency of the HIV epidemic among young African Americans and encourages people to talk about HIV. This video is part of the CDC "Iknow" campaign. Visit www.actagainstaids.org for more info.
Ludacris speaks about the impact of HIV/AIDS on African American youth, and encourages youth to talk about HIV, by sending out texts, knowing their status, posting this video and updating their profiles. This video is part of the CDC "Iknow" campaign. Visit www.actagainstaids.org for more info.
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