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The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist

    Rod McCullom grabs a selfie during his busy fellowship at MIT.
    Rod McCullom grabs a selfie during his busy fellowship at MIT.
    I'm openly gay. I have been ever since high school. So I've brought this with me to everywhere I've been.
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    We need to have more clarity around why health disparities exist.
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    Rod McCullom snapped a shot at MIT, where he's a Knight Science Journalism fellow.
    Rod McCullom snapped a shot at MIT, where he's a Knight Science Journalism fellow.
    We see black writers steered into writing about HIV prevention campaigns, as opposed to vaccines, treatment or pharmacological -- which is where more money is involved.
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    I'm looking forward to the day when there's more openly queer journalists.
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    JD Davids

    JD Davids

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    A longtime HIV/AIDS activist and communication strategist, JD Davids was a senior editor and the director of strategic communications at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2014 to 2018.