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15 02, 2019

In Celebration of Black History Month

By |2019-02-15T09:55:56-05:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

     Essex Hemphill—the openly gay, African-American poet and author—truly was a force of nature.  Groundbreaking, Mr. Hemphill blazed the way for talents including James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris…and myself.       So, in celebration of Black History Month, I pay homage to this gifted artist—who certainly was before his time.       And left us way too soon.         Despite a relatively short literary career, Hemphill is [...]

23 10, 2016

Structural Inequality Fuels HIV in Black MSM

By |2016-10-23T10:00:19-04:00October 23rd, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

   A brand new—and perhaps controversial—study has uncovered that economic insecurity, housing instability and stigma largely shape the sexual relationships of many African-American men who have sex with men (MSM).  According to this study, these structural inequalities influence the kinds of relationships and sexual behaviors that men have.      It’s a fact that the bulk of HIV prevention interventions and studies focus [...]

4 04, 2014

Socio-Economics as a Driver of HIV in Black MSM

By |2014-04-04T17:57:26-04:00April 4th, 2014|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

     Fenway Health, a Boston LGBT group, has just reported that although Black men who have sex with men (MSM) is a very small part of the population, they make up more than 20 percent of new HIV infections in the United States. Additionally, an analysis of data from a recent six-city study of African-American gay, bisexual and MSM reveals a [...]

23 11, 2013

They Don’t Wanna Cruise Your Type

By |2013-11-23T16:02:35-05:00November 23rd, 2013|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Greetings! First, let me say that I'm so proud and honored by the overwhelmingly positive response I have received regarding my novel, NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART--UNCENSORED! I'm truly blessed. One of the pivotal reasons I wrote the novel was to demonstrate that there are actually Black and Latino gay men out there who are in loving, monogamous relationships. Unfortunately, according to [...]

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