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Dr. Joseph Sonnabend and the Battlefield of AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Once HIV was established as the cause of AIDS, a new designation emerged for those who remained unyielding on this issue of etiology: AIDS denialism.

Black Gay Men Positively Out: Many Men, Many Closets (Part 2)

Craig Washington | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Craig Washington

How do we reconcile the explicit messages we present to black gay men countering homophobia and HIV stigma with the messages we imply through our HIV closets? Where is the integrity in challenging gay men to relinquish their imbedded shame as we demonstrate and justify our own?

Black Gay Men Positively Out: Many Men, Many Closets (Part 1)

Craig Washington | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Craig Washington

Stigma cannot be dislodged unless more HIV-positive people come out of our viral closets and break down the barricades of fear and silence. It is no secret that black gay men bear the highest HIV burden. Our condition demands that we unleash the radical.

A New Gay Documentary For The Voiceless

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amir Dixon’s new documentary “Friends of Essex” touches on how black gay men grapple with masculinity, identity, sexuality and race. Mirrori...