Articles tagged with: racism

Should gays defend Milo? No.

published: February, 22, 2017 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Women, Performances, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin on Milo: "... sexist, transphobic, racist, pick what you wish from the long catalogue of human cruelties, he will likely embrace it this very instant, already has, or will at some future time of greater convenience."

Should gays defend Milo? No.

The question arises – I suppose – whether Milo should be able to rely on the good offices of Gay, Inc℠ or of the broader velvet mafia in media and culture. We do tend to defend our own, even if only for the reason that they are indeed our own. Do we, more specifically gay white men, do so for conservatives as reliably as for liberals? I propose that this is the wrong question to ask. My guess would be that Milo won’t be afforded the warm embrace of Ellen or Anderson Cooper, let al

Bracing for impact: key populations and HIV activists respond to the U.S election results

published: November, 25, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, General Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

GNP+ reports global key population networks stand in solidarity with U.S. activists

Bracing for impact: key populations and HIV activists respond to the U.S election results

We, the Bridging the Gaps alliance of global key population constituency networks, represented by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF), recognize that we are at a pivotal moment in our fight for the human rights of key populations and people living wi

Sleeping with President Donald Trump

published: November, 23, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"Our new president is smirking at his inauguration." Mark S. King on the nightmare that won't go away.

Sleeping with President Donald Trump

I am on my feet at the Thanksgiving table, and my fists are slamming into the linen napkins. Silverware is quaking, pottery is rattling. The force of a particularly hard blow to the tabletop sends a dinner roll catapulting from the bread basket. My screams are borrowed from post-election protest marches. They are deafening and unending. Fight him. Reject hate. Protect ourselves. Surrounding the table are members of my family, some red and some blue. They pay me no attention. They are chattin

Back from the abyss of meth adddiction

published: September, 20, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Hep B and C, CATIE, Movies, Features and Interviews, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV

Shazia Islam sits down with HIV activist Christian Hui to learn about how he’s fighting stigma so that others don’t have to go through what he did.

Back from the abyss of meth adddiction

The scene opens with seven men sitting on chairs arranged in a circle. An awkward silence permeates the room until a counsellor among them asks one of them to begin. Lucas ponders what his family might think if they ever find out that he’s hooked on crystal meth. Chen is next. He lists all that he has lost: his house, his job, his partner. Then Jeremy talks about his desire for love and acceptance as Alex, the main character, gives him a knowing look. Empty Nest is a short film, written by

Megan returns to PositiveLite.com and says "It’s good to be back"

published: August, 01, 2016 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Social Media, Activism, Sexual Health, Health, International , Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

After a long time away, Megan DePutter is back and despite the many changes that have happened, it's a welcome return.

Megan returns to PositiveLite.com and says

The fact that I’m writing this at 10:00 at night speaks volumes. Because when a job is just a job, you switch it off at the end of the day, go home and forget about it. But my work in HIV isn’t just a job. It’s much, much more than that. And I am so thankful I found my way back here. My last blog post at PositiveLite.com was shortly after I moved from Guelph, Canada, to Glasgow, Scotland. I wrote my last post sitting at a cafe in the West End of Glasgow, not really sure where this mov

The first Toronto Pride was a riot.

published: July, 11, 2016 Categories // Social Media, Pride, Community Events, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Events, Media, Jason Cole, Opinion Pieces

Jason R. Cole on why the Black Lives Matter sit-in at this year's Pride parade was completely appropriate.

The first Toronto Pride was a riot.

Toronto Pride 2016 photos by Bob Leahy It’s a popular meme that floats around during the month of June annually, as if to remind us all of our roots. The assumption is, of course, that we need reminding. The circumstances of this past week would certainly indicate that some of us do. During the annual Pride Parade in Toronto, the activist group Black Lives Matter staged a sit-­in that lasted 30 minutes. The group chanted ‘pride is political’, refusing to let up until Mathieu Chante

Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

published: July, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Mental Health, Women, International , Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Media, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

From the U. K., the National Aids Trust details the multiple challenges we face in ending stigma.

Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

This article previously appeared on the National AIDS Trust website here. For many in HIV advocacy addressing stigma is the Holy Grail. Many, if not all, of the factors that drive the HIV epidemic are embroiled with stigma.  The impact it has on the lives of people living with HIV is well documented.  In a recent survey of over half of people living with HIV reported feelings of shame, guilt, low self-esteem and self-blame; one in five had experienced verbal harassment or threats.1 Stigma

Racism and the gay scene

published: August, 13, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

A UK view from FS Magazine: more than two-thirds of the 850 men who responded to an FS survey from the Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds had personally experienced racism on the gay scene

Racism and the gay scene

This article with words by Stuart Haggas @GetStuart and photography by Chris Jepson: © www.chrisjepson.com @chrisjepson first apperared in FS Magazine here.   IS THE GAY SCENE RACIST? “I actually feel physically sick at the sight of too much black flesh” - white gay man aged 27 from London. Over 850 Black, white, Asian, South Asian, Arab and mixed race gay men shared their thoughts on race and racism with FS. More than two-thirds of the men from the Black, Asian and other minority et

Can we stop racism or is it here to stay?

published: May, 08, 2014 Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, DJ Relentless, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

DJ Relentless says that from as far back as he can remember there has been stigma directed towards darker skinned people (even amongst people of colour).

Can we stop racism or is it here to stay?

There's a trend that seems to be spreading like a wildfire. No…..it's not a style of dancing or a fashion trend. It's a behavior that has grown over the past couple of decades. I'm speaking about race relations and the effect it has on our culture. Many would like to believe that this is a United States thing, but it is actually happening all over the world.  From as far back as I can remember there has been stigma towards darker skin (even amongst the people of colour). I have written abo

Hunting season is open in the U.S.

published: February, 25, 2014 Categories // International , Opinion Pieces

Another blog by Alphonso King Jr. aka DJ Relentless, this time on the vulnerability of African American youth

Hunting season is open in the U.S.

Be very, very quiet. I'm hunting……I'm hunting unarmed black youth. Maybe they were just walking home after buying some Skittles. Perhaps they were enjoying the latest Kendrick Lamar track in their car at a local convenience store or had the misfortune of their car breaking down and knocked on a door to get directions. You are now open game in the United States if you happen to be an African-American.  Last year when I wrote my blog about the George Zimmerman verdict, I had a horrible fee

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