The Homophobic Response to AIDS: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper (July 9, 2011)
"Even with overwhelming evidence that homosexuality is not a mental illness, and certainly not a choice, and also that HIV/AIDS does not discriminate and is not, as previously thought, a gay disease, our politicians continue to make decisions based on the assumption that HIV/AIDS will not and does not happen to upstanding citizens, them, or anyone they know."
Be the Change: A Solidarity Speech (June 29, 2011)
"It's easy for us to condemn society for the social norms that stigmatize and discriminate against people whose sexual orientation and gender identity do not fit the heterosexual status quo," says Laurindo Garcia. "But ... by continually diverting attention to external factors out of our control, we deny ourselves a role in making change happen."
Reflecting Upon My Twenty-One Years of Pride (June 27, 2011)
"My being out as a LESBIAN is not solely political. It is literally and metaphorically about my own survival in the entity known as Aishah Shahidah Simmons in this lifetime."
A Question of Priorities: A Blog Entry by fogcityjohn (June 15, 2011)
"HIV/AIDS used to be an existential threat to our community, and we treated it as such. ... So what are our advocates in the national LGBT organizations doing about HIV these days? Not enough, if you ask me."
Our Pride. Our Community. Our Movement. A Blog Entry by Tree Alexander (June 15, 2011)
"As we take the month of June to celebrate our diversity and sexual pride, let's take the time to explore how we have experienced oppression, and ways to free the future of our community and society from this depressive cycle of narrow-minded conditioning."
I Am What I Am: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper (June 14, 2011)
"I am proud to be a straight ally, and HIV/AIDS activist. ... Like Miep Gies, the next time I am asked why I do what I do, I fully intend to say that I do it because it is the right thing to do."
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.
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