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Token Theatre Friends || November 25, 2020

Ep. 21: Putting Black Gay Lives Centerstage (Feat. Donja R. Love)

In this episode Jose and Juan Michael speak with Donja R. Love, the award-winning Afro-Queer playwright about why authentic representation is essential.

TheBody Pro || November 5, 2020

‘PrEP for Women Too’ Campaign Aims to Bring This Empowering HIV Prevention Tool to More Black and Latinx Women

Earlier this fall, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) launched a new campaign that focuses on connecting cisgender Black and Latinx women to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a drug that protects users from HIV transmission.

Online SOS || October 27, 2020

Bold Type: How I Learned to Reject My Online Abusers

What began as a deluge of forty messages a day, from across numerous social media platforms and emails, soon slowed down to between ten and twenty. Unfortunately, these hanger-ons seemed obsessed with scaring or taunting me into responding in ways that only caused me harm.

TheBody || October 26, 2020

With ‘Being Seen’ Podcast, Black Queer Men Tell Their Own Stories

With Being Seen, a new podcast—produced by the New York City–based creative studio, Harley & Co.—Darnell Moore bursts through homophobic, anti-Black oppression by creating “a virtual space that centers and celebrates Black, queer, trans, bi, non-binary, gay men; where we are not the backdrop to a conversation but at the center of it.”

SYFY WIRE || October 23, 2020

Luke Cage Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker Says That Diversity in TV is About “Protecting What’s Real.”

In a first for a major television series of this sort, Luke Cage exuded diversity on camera and behind the scenes, as well. It did so by following Coker’s vision of hiring not only the best people for the job, but those with the lived experience to give the work authenticity.

TheBody || October 20, 2020

Trump and Reagan’s Willful Incompetence During Epidemics

This desire to defeat the COVID-19 epidemic is admirable, especially after so many people have died. It leaves one wondering how many lives would have been saved if Reagan had invested the same energy into AIDS, or if this administration, in pursuing its plan to end the virus by 2030, would make the same investment.

Anti-Racism Daily || October 14, 2020

Make the Outdoors More Equitable

It may be a small step over the mountain of racism, but through grassroots and political initiatives, together we are all building a coalition to reclaim our birthright. Instead of “40 acres and a mule”, we Black people deserve access to every golden valley, from sea to shining sea.

TheBody || October 9, 2020

It’s National Coming Out Day. Tell Yourself Who You Are.

This Sunday, in whatever way that you feel comfortable doing so, please go to a mirror and tell yourself who you are. Out loud. Even if it is only in a whisper, say the words, ‘I am,’ and then let your truth speak for itself.

TheBody Pro || October 1, 2020

How to De-Escalate Conflict in HIV Care and Community Health

For AIDS service organizations and community health centers, delivering care to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) requires clear communication and use of effective conflict-management strategies. That was the key takeaway from SYNChronicity 2020’s Sept. 10 presentation on de-escalation.

TheBody || October 1, 2020

Processing an HIV Diagnosis Mirrors the Five Stages of Grief

Dr. Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW, explains how processing an HIV diagnosis “mirrors the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance”, as well as the support that people living with HIV need.

TheBody || September 25, 2020

Cardi B’s Divorce Is Arousing the Morality Police

Once again, people are slamming Cardi B on social media. Normally celebrated for her incisive knack for spilling the tea and telling it like it is all over her Instagram stories, this time around, the former Love & Hip-Hop star and Grammy-winning rapper has run afoul of the morality police, who have decided that she’s gone too far with spreading her WAP on top of the Billboard charts and daring to divorce her husband of three years, the rapper Offset.

SYFY Wire || September 24, 2020


Captain Planet and the Planeteers is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, and even though the show looks like a gentle relic now, back then it was hailed for its commitment to educating children about the role that they could play in preserving and protecting the world