Homophobia and HIV Risk: What's Family Got to Do With It? (June 9, 2011)
If we're to talk seriously about reducing HIV risk among our LGBT brothers and sisters, we have to talk about homophobia within families. In this groundbreaking two-part conversation, we talk with three experts and advocates about the problem -- and how to fix it.
A Love Letter to the LGBT Community of Newark, New Jersey (June 6, 2011)
"Mostly Black and Latino lesbians, gays, bisexual, queer and transgender folks were coming to and fro from Jersey City, Newark, and all parts of New Jersey in between, in search of community, a good time, or some place that felt safer than the homes, apartments, shelters, or street corners from which we were fleeing."
United in HIV! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (June 1, 2011)
"Even when we have a family member that is openly gay, we don't create space in our families for them to live and breathe freely. Do we ask them if they have a partner? If they are lonely? If they are happy? ... This don't ask, don't tell policy in our community is unhealthy and it is killing our brothas."
Coming in and out of the Closet: A Blog Entry by Ibrahim (June 1, 2011)
"I still have a problem getting close to gay people. I do not feel comfortable passing by a gay sign or getting involved in gay issues. Is this a clear case of internalized homophobia? The answer is no: This is me trying to avoid getting close to my HIV."
Body Beautiful ... A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos (May 24, 2011)
"I figure if I am doing all this personal growth work on myself, trying to stay away from old behaviors that didn't serve me well, and trying to become a better, healthier blah blah blah person ... I should probably have a good chat with the man in the mirror (MISS YOU MICHAEL!)."
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