Atlanta is Hosting A Gay Black HIV Conference This Week, Here’s the Details

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I’ll be in town holding it down! Tweet me using hashtag #YBGLI and let’s talk!

Here’s the official press release:

YBGLI Gears Up for the Second Policy & Advocacy Summit

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Atlanta, GA March 26, 2014—The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the second Policy & Advocacy Summiton Wednesday, April 2 – Friday, April 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Held at the Atlanta Renaissance, this two-day event brings Black, bisexual, same gender loving and other men who have sex with men from around the United States together to build the capacity and leadership of young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) in order to: a) more effectively influence domestic knowledge and information sharing of YBMSM; and b) improve HIV prevention, care and treatment mobilization efforts for this population. Visit for up-to-date summit information including faculty bios, summit agenda and a live media feed throughout the event.

YBGLI would like to thanks the following sponsors for their contributions to the 2014 Policy & Advocacy Summit: National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, AVAC, Human Rights Campaign, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health – SPHERE Lab, Gilead Sciences, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Georgia Department of Public Heath – HIV Division, Georgia Department of Public Heath – STD Division, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness – High Impact HIV Prevention Program (HIPP) & Testing Makes Us Stronger.
Highlights of the summit include: An Affordable Care Act World Café where attendees will join roundtable discussions surrounding ACA and learning more about its impact on young Black gay men. The summit will feature an additional 12 sessions crafted with the aide of 25+ HIV/AIDS professionals who make up the summit faculty members. On Thursday from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm ET, YBGLI will host a live, Twiiter Town Hall: Portrayal of Black Gay Men in Media at Hudson Grille located at 942 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA. This event is open to the public and Twitter users can join the conversation using the hashtag #YBGLI.

About the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI)
The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative or YBGLI is a national movement of young Black men addressing issues disproportionately affecting their peers. The Initiative has a particular focus on HIV prevention, care and treatment. YBGLI is an initiative of the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition or NBGMAC. For more information about YBGLI, visit

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Twitter Town Hall

Join the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative during our Second Policy & Advocacy Summit in Atlanta, GA for a Twitter town hall on the Portrayal of Black Gay Men in Media. Held on Thursday, April 3 from 7:30pm-9:00pm ET and moderated by Rig Rush, this panel discussion has an live audience and twitter users can join the conversation by using the hashtag #ybgli. If you are in the Atlanta area, join us at Hudson Grille Midtown 942 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309.
On Thursday, April 3rd online viewers can see the live stream at (the video above) or via the YBGLI YouTube channel. Registration is not required but requested by visiting for attendance at Hudson Grille or online participation. By registering, you will be given instructions and updated information on how to participate online.

Questions for panelists? Email them to or tweet them using #ybgli

One Comment

  • Johhny Smith
    31 Mar 2014 | Permalink | Reply

    Please provide more information would like to bring conference to North Carolina .

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