Vagina Pride

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Column: In Times Like These… By ‘Rolake Odetoyinbo Recent weeks have seen me doing a lot of talk, but the topic which always took the cake was gender pride. As you must have guessed by now, I’m unashamedly feminist and pro-women. One of my greatest asset is my gender, and I totally, completely, absolutely relish and …

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Psst. Homophobia Causes AIDS. Pass it On.

Posted in: News 2005-Older

By Colin Robinson When we talk about the complexities of African American homophobia, we’ve grown used to commenting about how Gay men’s participation in key roles in the Black church is such a public secret, notwithstanding the Bible-thumping sermon about sex and Sodom that remains a Sunday morning staple. But those of us who work in …

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Following Rosa Parks Lead in the Fight Against AIDS

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATEMENT: World AIDS Day Following Rosa Parks Lead in the Fight Against AIDS Fifty years ago, an ordinary Black woman boarded an ordinary city bus in a small, ordinary southern town and an extraordinary thing happened. By holding fast to her seat, Rosa Parks gave voice to the frustration and pain — and to the …

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Measuring a Year in the Epidemic

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Dispatches from Black America By Phill Wilson “There’s only us. There’s only this,… No other road, no other way, no day but today.” Jonathan Larson February 4, 1960-January 25, 1996 I just saw Rent, the much anticipated movie adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera about a year — “five hundred, twenty-five …

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Melody to Loneliness

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Column: In Times Like These… By ‘Rolake Odetoyinbo Loneliness. Hello, how are you? You sure have become familiar. You’ve become such an ever present companion; I feel I know you better than ever before. But since I have you so very nicely figured out, why do I still ache and hurt so much when you put …

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Policing Positives

Posted in: News 2005-Older

From ColorLines magazine By Kai Wright Garry Wayne Carriker had a pretty promising life ahead of him. He’d graduated from the Air Force Academy back in 2001 and at age 26 was prepared to graduate from Emory University’s prestigious medical school this past spring. He probably never dreamed he’d instead spend most of the year sitting …

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A Moment of Truth on Capitol Hill

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Hundreds of AIDS activists from around the country converged on Washington, D.C., this weekend to demand policymakers invest resources in stopping the virus’ spread and treating those who are already positive. The march coincides with what is shaping up to be a crucial week on Capitol Hill, in which lawmakers will decide whether to embrace …

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Bias in the Clinic

Posted in: News 2005-Older

One in four people receiving care in the U.S. for an HIV infection report experiencing discrimination from a health care provider, according to a new study. And more than half of them cite their physicians as the individual who discriminated against them. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of General Internal …

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Power to the People?

Posted in: News 2005-Older

A do-it-yourself HIV test that provides results in as few as 20 minutes will face review from a key advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration this week, which will decide whether to recommend the test for over-the-counter sales. On Thursday, Nov. 3, the FDA’s Blood Products Advisory Committee will consider whether the OraQuick …

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