Posts tagged "hiv"

Magic Johnson: Friend of the Gay Community?

Magic Johnson: Friend of the Gay Community?
Magic Johnson wants to fight homophobia- say what?!? Recently, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Johnson discussed his legacy of service to Black America from his Magic Johnson Foundation, but now he wants to focus his efforts not only towards HIV/AIDS prevention but, also, homophobia in the Black community and AIDS. In the interview... Read more »

'I Love My Boo' Campaign

Have you guys seen this already? It’s pretty cool. I think it would be really cool to have something like this in Chicago. During the month of October, community organizations, activists, local politicians and others joined together in New York City to celebrate the debut of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) “I Love My... Read more »

Chicago's Wrigley Building to Turn (Red) In Honor of World AIDS Day

Chicago's Wrigley Building to Turn (Red) In Honor of World AIDS Day
Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building will be illuminated red to mark World AIDS Day this evening to raise awareness of the commitment of the global health community to work together to virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015. Chicago is one of more than 30 cities in the United States that... Read more »
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Really, Pope Benedict? Really?

Really, Pope Benedict? Really?
Liberal Catholics, AIDS activists and health officials on Sunday welcomed Pope Benedict’s comments that using condoms may sometimes be justified to stop the spread of the HIV/AIDS disease. The Pope cites the example of the use of condoms by male prostitutes as “a first step towards moralization,” even though condoms are “not really the way... Read more »

1 in 22 Blacks Will Get HIV, CDC Report Says

A new CDC report estimating the lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis for several populations found great disparities by racial/ethnic groups, reports The Associated Press. Based on HIV surveillance, vital statistics, and census data from 37 states and Puerto Rico for 2007, an estimated 4.65 percent of blacks/African Americans would receive an HIV diagnosis during their... Read more »

Chicago's "White Party" Event

Here’s a great event where you can have fun and give back to the community.  The K Dock Team, a media group in Chicago ran by five very impressive gay men, is partnering up with Vital Bridges, an organization that helps people throughout the Chicagoland area that are impacted by HIV/AIDS to improve their health... Read more »
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