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2014: HIV, black men, and the new prison pipeline

–Lisa Fager Bediako and Michael Hinson Most people know about World AIDS Day but are likely unaware of over twelve annual population-specific HIV/AIDS awareness days including February 7th — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).  HIV/AIDS, once considered a “gay white man” disease, is still consistently on the rise in black American communities across the […]

Hiding one’s HIV status might be wrong, but it shouldn’t be a crime

Philadelphia Weekly –Josh Kruger In October, a college student in Missouri was charged with “exposing sexual partners to HIV.” As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and various national news media recently reported, 22-year-old Michael Johnson allegedly engaged in sex acts in his dorm room with more than 30 individuals who may not have known of his HIV+ status—and, […]

Giving hope, help to young gay men

The Inquirer –Kevin Riordan With same-sex marriage on the rise nationwide and celebrities coming out all over the place, one might suppose that young gay men’s lives have become “easy, breezy, and free,” says Jerome T. Pipes. This seems particularly true when compared with my own youthful emergence from the closet, back in the day […]

Group: Nigeria arrests gay ‘suspects’ under new law banning homosexuality

CNN –Faith Karimi and Vladimir Duthiers Nigerian authorities arrested 10 people believed to be gay men under a bill signed this week that bans same-sex marriages, a human rights group said. Police detained men in various states and have dozens of pending arrests based on perceived sexual orientation, according to Amnesty International. “Those arrested under […]