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Building Solidarity Between African-American Gay Men and African Gay Men Through PrEP Img

Building Solidarity Between African-American Gay Men and African Gay Men Through PrEP

AVAC's Micheal Ighodaro reflects on the atmosphere at the National African-American MSM Leadership Conference.

As HIV Activists in the Age of Trump, We Need to Look Beyond the Gay Paradigm Img

As HIV Activists in the Age of Trump, We Need to Look Beyond the Gay Paradigm

The story of HIV is overly narrow within many circles, says Ted Kerr. "In the dim light of a Trump administration, this mistake will compound our problems," he warns.

Counter Narrative Marks 30th Anniversary of Blueprint for Black Gay Activism Img

Counter Narrative Marks 30th Anniversary of Blueprint for Black Gay Activism

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...

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Toward Health Equity

"We will not end HIV as an epidemic without the expertise and leadership of Black and Latino gay and bisexual men and transgender people of color," Jeremiah Johnson writes.

Countering the Contagion of Racism Through Resistance Img

Countering the Contagion of Racism Through Resistance

"Even after 35 years of HIV/AIDS, the stories of critical Black activism are notably absent in the dominant media and movement narratives," Suraj Madoori writes. "Contributions of early Black activism in resisting medical racism and catalyzing a much...

Beyond Tuskegee: A Case for a Racial Justice Agenda in Treatment and Research Img

Beyond Tuskegee: A Case for a Racial Justice Agenda in Treatment and Research

"Recent studies of Black communities' attitudes regarding HIV show that ... rumors and conspiracies have continued to persist, and yet few, if any, public health approaches have been funded to directly engage communities in these myths and to provide...

I Will Be Heard: Countering the Narrative of 1 in 2 Img

I Will Be Heard: Countering the Narrative of 1 in 2

"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...

Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV Img

Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV

For the first time in 12 years, a person living with HIV addressed a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daniel Driffin took center stage, speaking about HIV/AIDS advocacy.

This Collective Bridges the 'Vexing Question' of the Gay HIV Viral Divide Img

This Collective Bridges the 'Vexing Question' of the Gay HIV Viral Divide

"The result is thought provoking and kicks open a fresh dialogue about HIV, all as a result of this group of incredibly smart, informed, passionate, sexy men getting together and finding common ground," says Charles Sanchez.

The Viral Divide Flash Collective: Mark S. King, Bryson Rose, Damon L. Jacobs, Charles Sanchez, Frederick Weston, Bruce Ward, James Krellenstein, Alex Wilson, Durell Knights, Jordan Eagles, Leo Herrera, Avram Finkelstein and Jawanza James Williams

Gay Collective: 'The Virus Divides. It Doesn't Have To.' A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

In a cramped meeting room in New York City on May 27, 2016, a dozen gay men, HIV positive and negative alike, came together to answer a vexing question: How do gay men bridge a divide that has been forged through decades of HIV stigma, distrust and m...