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"In 2014, the Human Rights Campaign reported that Jackson had the fourth highest rate of HIV infections in the country," Johnnie R. Kornegay III writes. "I wanted to learn more about the city and HIV activism there."
The Counter Narrative Project calls on black gay men and allies to work together and take action in the new U.S. political climate.
On Nov. 2, 2016, the Counter Narrative Project will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the landmark collection of black gay men's writings In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology that served as inspiration for a generation grappling with racism, homoph...
"Through simple acts of everyday activism, storytelling, political engagement and resistance, we can insert the realities of Black gay men to reform policy, end social injustices and change the landscape of the HIV/AIDS response to one that centraliz...
The Counter Narrative Project writes, "With all the promise in reducing risk for acquiring HIV, we must ask: 'How are we still failing Black gay men in 2016?'"
"Far too many young Black gay men receive an HIV diagnosis in this country, and nearly one in three can expect to in their lifetimes. And Missouri's solution, to a problem they helped create, is prison."
Black gay men to Johnson, who faces felony HIV-exposure charges in Missouri: "We care about you -- your life matters. HIV is not a crime and you should not be in prison. Until you are free, none of us are free."
Michael Johnson's trial starts on May 11. This is how you can support him.
The April 21 webinar will engage advocates around Michael’s case, shift the public narrative, build power, and grapple with the impact of HIV criminalization on Black gay men.
If we believe our lives are priceless, we cannot be conquered.
-- Essex Hemphill
On this National HIV Testing Day, we, the members of The Counter Narrative Project, affirm the strength, courage, resilience, and power that black gay men demonstr...