New York: Long Island Rail Road Ads Target Black Homophobia
February 23, 2010
Ads designed to start a conversation about homophobia and homosexuality within the black community debut this month at nine Long Island Rail Road stations, on trains and buses, and across a trestle in West Babylon. Bay Shore-based Long Island GLBT Services Network is sponsoring the ads with help from a $37,000 state health department grant.
"In the African-American community, it's taboo to talk about gays and lesbians," said Dale Anthony Edmonston, a black AIDS activist from Hempstead. The results have been disastrous for the community, he said.
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