From our small-team athletic groups and LGBT social clubs to our big-name charities and organizations, all rely on people who sacrificed sweat and grit over countless hours for little or no compensation.
People in the LGBT and allied community learn to live with this sort of difficult, even uncomfortable, dissonance — I believe that we are all experts in it.
In many cases bars have been the meeting places and even the driving force behind our activism: what’s often called the birth of the modern LGBT movement, the Stonewall Riots, are named for the New York City gay bar where that uprising took place.
How often in our conversations about queer youth facing bullying do we hear LGBT adults say, yeah, once that was me?
‘A lot of people, even including those in the gay community, still see HIV as a gay disease, which ads stigma both ways – to HIV-positive people and gay people,’ said Andrew Hickok, Prevention Manager at the Denver Colorado AIDS Project.