In today’s “where the fuck is the separation between church and state” news, Mississippi legislature has passed their ‘License to Discriminate Bill’. The bill allows businesses to deny service to LGBT people while claiming “exercise of religion.” It also allows businesses to defy any “state laws, rules, regulations, and municipal and county ordinances” as long as they did so under “exercise of religion.” Find out when the bill goes into effect via Towerload.
Nun tells students: ‘Don’t masturbate, it’ll turn you gay’ — Gay Star News
Carmen Carrera & Monica Beverly Hillz speak on transphobia claims against ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Carmen says, “Although I am certain RuPaul’s Drag Race didn’t mean to be offensive, let this be a learning experience.” — HuffPost Gay Voices
Nigerian Men Turned In By Gay Lover, Stripped Naked And Beaten After Refusing to be Blackmailed. — QUEERTY
RuPaul Announces His Very Own Chocolate Bar. Watch him speak on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’
This production is light years better! Dr. George Smith continues to document his move from … where ever he moved from … and his new life in Black Hollywood. This episode is really catty and dives into the drama you guys said you were missing from the first two episodes. Get comfy and press play for episode 3 (which they’re calling episode 1, I explain after the video). Shout out to Tatum!
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SEXY! SEXY! SEXY! The Atlanta housewife was second to last on the scoreboard last week from what I heard in the streets. But, that isn’t stopping Nene Leakes from gluing on a new head piece, getting sewn into yet another leotard, and completely doing whatever the hell she wants. Sashay queen.
1: Never assume because we are over 40 that we are HIV-Positive or practice unsafe sex.
Young men are often the most prone to abandon safe sex in the heat of the moment, as they view the disease in a less-serious light than we do. If we are over 40 and healthy, it’s more than likely because we’ve been smart in our sexual choices and, if we are Positive, have taken care of ourselves so as not to risk our health or the health of others.
No matter our ages, let’s make one thing clear: Asking if someone is “clean” when you mean “HIV Negative” is an insult to all Positive men (the implication being that men with HIV are “dirty”). Use the word “clean” when enquiring about someone’s apartment status.
2: With age doesn’t always come maturity, and even thought we might be rich, successful and popular, we can be just as shallow and immature as anyone else.
Keep that in mind and you might be able to teach us a few things, or know when it’s wise to search for someone at your own level of growth.
3: Lady Gaga really has been copying every Madonna look, image, and video for the last several years.
Trust us on this one and move on.
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
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 ybgli.org/summit 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.
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