The GMHC Crew

The GMHC Crew The Gay Men's Health Collaborative exists for the social, mental, and sexual health of gay/bi/SGL men of color ages 18-34.
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The Cleveland Hoochies are taking over our IG Live to discuss friendship, sex positivity, cohabitation, and social media...
03/19/2021

The Cleveland Hoochies are taking over our IG Live to discuss friendship, sex positivity, cohabitation, and social media branding all during the quarantine.

03/09/2021
Groundbreaking 'My So-Called Life' Series Is Coming to Hulu
03/08/2021
Groundbreaking 'My So-Called Life' Series Is Coming to Hulu

Groundbreaking 'My So-Called Life' Series Is Coming to Hulu

"I want people to watch this show and see Rickie Vasquez and understand what it means to be a great friend, not only to the people in your life, but to yourself," Wilson Cruz, who starred as Vasquez, said.

The GMHC will have our very own Inova Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Caitlin Prather, discuss various aspects of the COVI...
03/04/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Vaccination and Our Community . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The GMHC will have our very own Inova Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Caitlin Prather, discuss various aspects of the COVID vaccine. This will include discussion about rollout, vaccine composition, efficacy and timeline criteria. The presentation will also offer an opportunity for guests to ask questions regarding the vaccine plan and demystify unfamiliar language on the topic. Additionally, we will briefly discuss the history of medical misconduct, racism and the cultural competency of providers that often breeds mis-trust of our healthcare systems. Come learn and share with us as we do our part to help bring an end to the pandemic.

The GMHC will have our very own Inova Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Caitlin Prather, discuss various aspects of the COVID vaccine. This will include discussion about rollout, vaccine composition, efficacy and timeline criteria. The presentation will also offer an opportunity for guests to ask questi...

Happy Friday! Are you or someone you know Interested in taking PrEp? Contact us to get Connected to see if PrEp is right...
02/26/2021

Happy Friday! Are you or someone you know Interested in taking PrEp? Contact us to get Connected to see if PrEp is right for you!
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Attention all Virginians!Tell Your Lawmakers: Remove Felony Penalty for Virginians Living with HIV!Senate Bill (SB) 1138...
02/20/2021
Tell Your Lawmaker: Let's End the Criminalization of HIV

Attention all Virginians!

Tell Your Lawmakers: Remove Felony Penalty for Virginians Living with HIV!
Senate Bill (SB) 1138, which makes progress towards decriminalizing HIV in Virginia, passed the House of Delegates with amendments on Friday. Unfortunately, one of the amendments adds a felony penalty, which will disproportionately impact people living with HIV. Fortunately, we still have time to remove this harmful amendment.

Please take action by filling out the information below to easily let your delegate know that you support decriminalizing HIV. Ask them to vote YES on SB 1138 without the felony penalty. It takes just a few clicks to have your voice heard.

Let's advance LGBTQ equality and human rights by modernizing Virginia's law that criminalizes people living with HIV!

Marlon Riggs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1957. He graduated magna cm laude from Harvard University in 1978, with ...
02/09/2021

Marlon Riggs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1957. He graduated magna cm laude from Harvard University in 1978, with a major in History. While at Harvard, Riggs pursued an independent study of the portrayal of "male homosexuality in American fiction and poetry." Riggs received a master's degree in journalism with a specialization in documentary film in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. Riggs wrote, produced, and directed eight films and videos. He also wrote numerous scholarly articles and held interviews on identity, politics, censorship, African American culture, and documentary film practice. Working during the height of the culture wars of the 1990s, Riggs examined highly contested topics within the fabric of American identity and African American culture. Riggs explored more personal topics such as sexuality and his HIV status in Tongues Untied, Affirmations, No Regret, Black Is…Black Ain’t. The latter productions made him vulnerable to criticism and political ridicule by right-wing conservatives and individuals who did not share his perspectives on American history, public media, or art. Most significantly, Riggs was able to use his films and writings to shift notions of shame and despair around homosexuality into acts of resistance and agency. Riggs did not live to see the completion of his final film, Black Is… Black Ain’t. He died on April 5, 1994 of an AIDS-related illness before filming was finished. Riggs legacy will forever live! Happy Black History Month ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Mr. Dwight Venson is a 25 year old Program Coordinator for Linkage and Community Engagement. His passion for sexual libe...
02/09/2021

Mr. Dwight Venson is a 25 year old Program Coordinator for Linkage and Community Engagement. His passion for sexual liberation activism lead him to the GMHC Crew and he has been with us for 2 years. During this time, he has blossomed into a young leader and is a shining example of overcoming challenging times.

James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright, novelist and voice of the American civil rights movement.Baldwin spent a majo...
02/04/2021

James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright, novelist and voice of the American civil rights movement.
Baldwin spent a majority of his literary and activist career educating others about black and queer identity, as he did during his famous lecture titled “Race, Racism, and the Gay Community” at a meeting of the New York chapter of Black and White Men Together (now known as Men of All Colors Together) in 1982. Baldwin was open about his homosexuality and relationships with both men and women. Yet he believed that the focus on rigid categories was just a way of limiting freedom and that human sexuality is more fluid and less binary than often expressed in the U.S.
"If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy," the writer said in a 1969 interview when asked if being gay was an aberration, asserting that such views were an indication of narrowness and stagnation.

Join us this evening on Zoom! Join us this evening! Love and togetherness amid myths and stigma. The GMHC invites you to...
02/04/2021

Join us this evening on Zoom! Join us this evening! Love and togetherness amid myths and stigma. The GMHC invites you to join a panel discussion on serodiscordant relationships also known as mixed status relationships. We’ll get the chance to explore and discuss what it means to be in one and navigate a healthy relationship for both partners learning from real life experiences from members of our community.
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This event is free to the public through the eventbrite link. Be sure to RSVP to secure your spot. It will be a live Zoom session that can be accessed through a link we will share to those who have RSVP’d on day of the event. Participants should setup their Zoom accounts and test their equipment in advance.
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#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #novapride #safespace #alexandria #blacklove #safespaces #publichealth #hivprevention #novasafespace #thegmhccrew #gmhc #thecrew #hivawareness #blackgay #blackgaymen #loveplay #freeevents #thingstodoinnova #dc #thingstodoinfairfax #msm #mgroup #sexualhealth #freetesting #freehivtesting #dmv

Happy Birthday to Charlton Brown Community Advocate, Health Educator and GMHC   Empowerment Coordinator. Wishing you a d...
02/04/2021

Happy Birthday to Charlton Brown Community Advocate, Health Educator and GMHC Empowerment Coordinator. Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy! 🥳🎉

Love and togetherness amid myths and stigma. The GMHC invites you to join a panel discussion on serodiscordant relations...
02/01/2021

Love and togetherness amid myths and stigma. The GMHC invites you to join a panel discussion on serodiscordant relationships also known as mixed status relationships. We’ll get the chance to explore and discuss what it means to be in one and navigate a healthy relationship for both partners learning from real life experiences from members of our community. Register with the eventbrite link Below💜
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serodiscordant-love-tickets-139005602499?keep_tld=1

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PLEASE NOTE:

This event is free to the public through the eventbrite link. Be sure to RSVP to secure your spot. It will be a live Zoom session that can be accessed through a link we will share to those who have RSVP’d on day of the event. Participants should setup their Zoom accounts and test their equipment in advance.
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#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #novapride #safespace #alexandria #blacklove #safespaces #publichealth #hivprevention #novasafespace #thegmhccrew #gmhc #thecrew #hivawareness #blackgay #blackgaymen #loveplay #freeevents #thingstodoinnova #dc #thingstodoinfairfax #msm #mgroup #sexualhealth #freetesting #freehivtesting #dmv

16 queer black pioneers who made history
02/01/2021
16 queer black pioneers who made history

16 queer black pioneers who made history

From Marsha P, Johnson to Lori Lightfoot, NBC Out honors the black LGBTQ trailblazers of the past and present.

Congratulations to Crew member Jason for being accepted into James Madison University! We love to see it! 👏🏽💜
01/30/2021

Congratulations to Crew member Jason for being accepted into James Madison University! We love to see it! 👏🏽💜

If A Friend Comes Out As Non-Binary, Here’s How You Can Support Them
01/25/2021
If A Friend Comes Out As Non-Binary, Here’s How You Can Support Them

If A Friend Comes Out As Non-Binary, Here’s How You Can Support Them

Your best pal or colleague or parent has just come out to you as non-binary. Maybe they're stoked to tell you, and maybe they're terrified. Either way, you want to do everything you can do support your non-binary friend. Even though the Pew…

Biden Repeals Trump-Era Ban On Transgender Troops
01/25/2021
Biden Repeals Trump-Era Ban On Transgender Troops

Biden Repeals Trump-Era Ban On Transgender Troops

Former President Donald Trump had first ordered a ban on transgender troops in 2017, and President Biden had long promised to repeal the order.

“I didn’t always share that I’d been or was in romantic or sexual relationships with women with gay men because when I s...
01/19/2021
Living Uncaged: How Black Queer Public Figures Are Navigating Sex and Relationships — The Reckoning

“I didn’t always share that I’d been or was in romantic or sexual relationships with women with gay men because when I saw the discourse around other people who identified publicly as bisexual, it was always undermining whether they’re really bisexual or queer. ”

- Devin Barrington Ward

Article by Darian Aaron

Juan Smalls says he simply wanted to be liberated. As one half of the highly visible married couple known by many as Juan & Gee and the owners of Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar in College Park, along with the non-profit The Gentlemen's Foundation —this Atlanta Black, gay power couple

“President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will be appointing Pennsylvania Surgeon General Dr. Rachel Levine to the po...
01/19/2021
Joe Biden picks transgender woman for assistant health secretary


President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will be appointing Pennsylvania Surgeon General Dr. Rachel Levine to the position of the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in his upcoming administration.

Levine could be the first out transgender person appointed to a federal position and approved by the U.S. Senate.”

Dr. Rachel Levine could be the first out transgender person appointed to a federal position and approved by the U.S. Senate...

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01/11/2021

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01/10/2021

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Most Anticipated Adult LGBTQIAP Fiction: January-June 2021
12/17/2020
Most Anticipated Adult LGBTQIAP Fiction: January-June 2021

Most Anticipated Adult LGBTQIAP Fiction: January-June 2021

The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. (January 5th)Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they ten…

Cartoon Network
12/14/2020

Cartoon Network

Here's to not only normalizing gender pronouns, but respecting them, too 💖🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 Whether you use he/she/them or something else, we acknowledge, affirm and LOVE you!⁣

To learn more and make the world a better, safer place, check out NBJC’s Gender Justice Toolkit 👉 https://cartn.co/NBJCToolKit

🎨: steeeeevn⁣/Instagram

#Pronouns #GenderEquality #NBJCOnTheMove #LetsGetFree

Sex Worker Jacen Zhu on Meth, HIV, and Racism in Gay Porn
12/13/2020
Sex Worker Jacen Zhu on Meth, HIV, and Racism in Gay Porn

Sex Worker Jacen Zhu on Meth, HIV, and Racism in Gay Porn

The fact that sex worker Jacen Zhu is a fiercely intelligent and community-minded young man shouldn’t really come as a surprise, despite our habit of keeping porn stars in their porny boxes. The advent of online opportunities like "Just for Fans" pages

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The Gay Men's Health Collaborative exists for the social, mental, and sexual health of gay/bi/SGL men of color ages 18-34 and provides opportunities for members to empower themselves and their communities. All GMHC activities take place at The G-**ot, the organization's activity space for young men to socialize and make an impact. The G-**ot is currently the only known space focused on the needs of young gay men of color in the Northern Virginia area. It is a function of Inova Hospital System's Juniper Clinic, Northern Virginia's largest provider of HIV/STD care.

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Wednesday 16:00 - 20:00

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Hello everyone, my name is Soyeon and I am an intern at Inova Juniper Program. I am doing a project on GMHC's page - analyzing its posts and reach, likes, comments to see how the GMHC Crew can better serve their audience! Could you please leave a comment letting us know what content you would like to see more on our page? Would you like more events advertised? Videos? Articles on gay, bis*xual, transgender health? HIV care? Please let us know! Thank you :)
https://unaids.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f40a9f8808ca831128eb0af44&id=59e2eb7d7d&e=24503bf102 As a critical component of these efforts, I am pleased to share with you the online Engagement Hub for Communities living with, affected by and who care about HIV. This online hub aims to provide communities with strategic information and resources on landmark political processes that could benefit from the active engagement of communities. It is structured under the pillars of sharing knowledge about these processes, providing opportunities to speak up and discuss, and take action. This online hub has been developed with and for communities, with the technical and financial support from UNAIDS. We hope that you will all enjoy this resource and interact with its different features. And if you have a moment, please so share your feedback on your experience using this hub, and how we can improve it as it evolves.
Get into it & Get involved!!! Join our Facebook LIVE on Feb-7th 2019 as GMHC and Fahass join forces on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to help Educate, Navigate and discuss issues that impact Black Gay and Bis*xual men in our communities. we look forward to you joing our panel with your questions and comments. PLEASE SHARE.