Believe it or not, Georgia is now ranked second in the nation by rate of HIV diagnoses (according to the Georgia Department of Public Health). Unfortunately, black gay and bisexual men, black women and transgender people make up the majority of these new cases of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Georgia.
In an effort to improve health outcomes for gay men of color, the Center for Black Equity, UrbanSocialites Magazine and Emory Hope Clinic have partnered to disseminate sexual health messages and information through social engagement activities in the Southern Region of the United States. On May 30, Center for Black Equity, UrbanSocialites Magazine and Emory Hope Clinic’s Project Gold brought, “Movie Night Out” to Atlanta.
More than 70 Black, gay and bisexual men gathered at the Plaza Atlanta Theater in Midtown to enjoy a screening of Patrick Ian Polk’s “The Skinny,” starring Jussie Smollett. At the onset of the event, previews provided information about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) to the audience; raffle tickets, condoms, boxer shorts, lube and sexual health information was given away at the conclusion of the movie.