The number of new HIV infections in the black community is higher than any other. According to a website for the event, African Americans make up 14-percent of the us population, but account for 44-percent of new infections.
That’s why now, more than ever, awareness is so important in the black community.
Many cities are offering free HIV testing for National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day. If you’ve been thinking about getting tested, there’s no time like the present.
The gays are infiltrating! That is, they’re infiltrating public office. There are more openly gay elected officials than ever before.
“It’s a seat at the table. They are basically the face and the voice of the community,” said John Wright, Senior Editor for the Dallas Voice.
A record gay congressional candidates ran for office in 2012.
Herschel Weisfield, a gay candidate in Dallas, just filed to run for city council.
“They’ve been instrumental to our gains across the country,” said Wright.
Altogether, there are more than 1,000 openly gay elected officials in the U.S.
“But that’s still low, if you look at the percentage of the population,” said Wright. “If you look at the overall proportions, we’re still under-represented.”
Just in time for Valentines Day: the first-ever lingerie line made exclusively for transgender women.
Chrysalis Lingerie is designed to tuck, hold, and smooth… all the things that need to be.
The collection should be available online in the spring.