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Pride 2012 at TheBody.com


  • Through the Lens of Community: Trans Inclusion in Women's and LGBT Organizations (June 19, 2012)
    Part two of a two-part series exploring perspectives on transgender health access and advocacy.
    From TheBody.com
  • Breaking Down Barriers to Transgender Health and HIV Care (June 6, 2012)
    Part one of a two-part series exploring perspectives on transgender health access and advocacy.
    From TheBody.com
  • Always Late to the Party: A Blog Entry by Khafre Abif (June 29, 2011)
    "Pride for me is about FREEDOM. This Freedom allows me to be who I am and express myself how I choose. A freedom I found late in my life."
    From TheBody.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • Calling HIV Negative Gay Men: This Is Your Time: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King (June 21, 2011)
    "I've lived with HIV more than half my life, and people often praise me far more than I deserve, simply for surviving. ... You know what takes courage? Getting an HIV test every few months."
    From MyFabulousDisease.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • Gay Pride Is an Inside Job: A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. (June 14, 2011)
    Therapist and longtime HIV survivor David Fawcett wasn't always as out and proud as he is nowadays. In college in the mid-'70s he sat, red-faced and closeted, through classes that taught homosexuality as a form of social deviance. A lot has changed since then.
    From TheBody.com
  • 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.
    From TheBody.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • Three Decades of HIV/AIDS: Are You Ready to Dance? -- A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D. (June 1, 2011)
    "Although there are countless stories of the LGBT community's remarkable, pride-worthy and praiseworthy response to the pandemic ... I've decided to take a slightly bigger-picture approach to what transpired," writes Bob Frascino, M.D. His medium of choice: photo essay.
    From TheBody.com
  • PRIDE, From a Proud HIV-Positive Lesbian: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia (June 1, 2011)
    "My running away from home and joining a gang, the things we had to go through in our home with my father, and then having to tell her that I was HIV positive was just enough for [my mother] to handle. I didn't want to give her one more thing to worry about."
    From TheBody.com
  • Stereotypes: Take off Your Blindfold and Look Through My Eyes (June 1, 2011)
    "I knew I was gay, but I didn't want to be what television told me I had to be: Flamboyant, with arched eyebrows, with ear piercings, who takes drugs and sleeps around," writes Steven Villa.
    From TheBody.com
  • 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."
    From TheBody.com
  • Baby I Was Born This Way, But Should it Matter? (June 1, 2011)
    "The next time we hear 'Born This Way' blasting on the radio, or consider the idea that we are created gay at birth, we should remember that this argument is a double-edged sword. ... [T]he argument over whether sexuality is innate is actually helping maintain the oppression of the LGBT community."
    From TheBody.com
  • Word on the Street: What Do Other LGBT Generations Need to Know About Yours? (June 2011)
    To celebrate Gay Pride Month this June, we wanted to know the following: What do you think generations of LGBT folks before (or after) yours need to understand about the way your generation has responded to HIV/AIDS?
    From TheBody.com
  • Running From The Devil: A Blog Entry by Philip D. (June 1, 2011)
    Philip reminisces on the thoughts that occupied his 18-year-old mind when the HIV/AIDS pandemic was just beginning -- and recalls the evolution of his life that ultimately resulted in his own positive HIV test.
    From TheBody.com
  • The Suicide of "Coming Out": The Politics of Disclosure and Building Young People’s Capacity to "Invite In" (June 1, 2011)
    "You can't externally look for belonging when people on the 'outside' are actively oppressing you. With this in mind, we should reconsider the utility of coming out and the notion that disclosure, in itself, will achieve self-actualization."
    From TheBody.com
  • A Note on Pride: GP(oz)S: A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos (June 1, 2011)
    "It has been a rough, sometimes lonely, and sometimes hideously paved road with big old potholes, a few U-turns, a couple of almost dead ends, and more than a few stops to ask for directions along the way."
    From TheBody.com

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