Francisco Luis White
Francisco Luis White is a writer and speaker with a Black, queer, poz perspective and focus. In addition to FranciscoLWhite.com, their work has appeared in Boston Spirit Magazine and MUSED. They have presented at United States Conference on AIDS, Carolina Conference on Queer Youth, and addressed the 2015 Charlotte Business Guild Gala. White was named to National Black Justice Coalition's 2015 cohort of 100 Black LGTBQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch and recognized as a 2015 Qnotes Face of the Future. They recently presented Blogging for HIV Transcendence: Cross Movement Self-Assertion of Black, Queer, Poz Voices at the 2015 Fire & Ink Conference for LGBTQ writers of African descent. Currently, the writer is working on the Our Love Is project, a transformative multimedia collection of real Black queer love.
Latest by Francisco Luis White
"Charlie Sheen and I have had our share, and perhaps your share, of amazing sexual encounters," writes Francisco. "Destigmatizing our sex lives and leading dialogue about the criminalization birthed by that stigma requires us to tell our discomfortin...
Mainstream Media Is Committed to Getting the HIV Discussion Wrong: A Blog Entry by Francisco Luis White
"From the beginning, we've seen clearly that mainstream media is not interested in ally-ship to end deadly HIV stigma. It's not in the best interests of ratings, magazine sales, or likes and shares," Francisco writes.
"People of color are aware that we have to take more initiative and control to save ourselves," explains Francisco Luis White. "We're eager to and capable of truly leading the HIV/AIDS charge in our community."
"What I can say with certainty is that no amount of shaming pushed me to resume ART," explains Francisco Luis White. "Instead, I resumed due to a care team with a holistic approach that treated me as a whole person."