We enter social justice work as survivors. As black gay men particularly, but by no means exclusively, we learn to endure and inevitably resist racism and homophobia. What's less clear is how we survive each other.
We can do this. We can rise from these ashes and rally together, knowing that the pending global shift will end in inspired triumph. We have the tools. We have the drive. We have the passion, and our time is now.
Working toward eliminating poverty is necessary toward the social, psychological and economic wellbeing of the United States. We need to strategically approach inclusive strategies that will allow for all Americans to thrive -- particularly those living in poverty.
Approximately 5,000 young people from all around have come together to help UNAIDS develop its strategy for engagement with youth. Using a crowdsourcing approach, they have produced a set of recommendations for how to move the agenda on HIV and young people forward.
Today's younger generation is playing a tremendous role in fighting injustice, as we witness for the first time in history the emergence of a global youth culture forging an awareness of our universality.
Enthusiastic crowds have greeted me on my book tour. This shouldn't be happening as first-time author in a wilting publishing industry. But I've had a secret grassroots weapon, one that a lot of mainstream America doesn't know about.