December 01, 2002

World AIDS Day

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:

I joined Link & Think after reading about the idea on Anil's site. The idea is the 'net equivalent of A Day Without Art.

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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Thanks, Ronn - I found out about Link and Think through your site which, I must say, is looking ever so lovely with all this new content you've been bringing! YOU are the Black Lou Grant! *LOL!* Thanks for the love, honey. I'm sending some back to you ... *hug!* Posted by: Donald on December 1, 2002 09:44 AM
Thanks Donald, I think! ;-) Posted by: ronn on December 2, 2002 11:28 AM
I love the positive vibes I'm getting here, keep it up. V ;-) Posted by: Vash ;-) on December 2, 2002 04:33 PM
V: Thanks Baby Boy! Glad to see you've finally made it here. Please keep commenting and can't wait to see you later this month. Posted by: ronn on December 3, 2002 08:39 AM