I really wanted to share a couple personal stories about how HIV/AIDS has effected my life. But I'm still not ready to write about it. Maybe next year.
Instead, here are a few links and resources:
Earlier this week I posted a Times article about Rev. Darius Prigden getting tested for HIV in front of his congregation. It has sparked some inquiries via comments and I hope to have an update within the next couple of weeks. BTW, thanks for the wonderful comments Donald.
Do check out the Black Stripe, the greatest resource for "Same Gender Loving, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered People of the African Diaspora" on the 'net. Must reads on the site includes: a tribute to Essex Hemphill, "a writer, poet, performance artist, editor and activist who helped energize the Black gay movement," and a very intriguing read, AIDS in the Gospel Choir,which discusses the issue of SGL/Gay members of the church (with two sidebars). Do read the site for other resources, articles and information.
FYI from an email list I belong to:
In honor of World AIDS Day, Illuminations will do their thing at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, 132 West 116th Street (Between Malcolm X and A. C. Powell, Jr. Blvds.) in Harlem at 3:00 p.m. Illuminations is directed by Prof. Gregory Payne, who formerly directed Lavender Light.
Lavender Light will be doing their thing at the Brooklyn Museum.
More to come, I hope, throughout the day and in the coming days and weeks. Please feel free to share your stories, comments and ideas around the issue.
Posted by ronn at December 1, 2002 01:28 AM
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