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Voices of Amerikua
07/05/2020

Voices of Amerikua

"Our elders tell us of people who are gifted among all beings because they carried Two Spirits; that of Male and of Female. It was told that there were Women who married other Women as well as Men who married other Men. These individuals were looked upon as a third gender and they were honored and respected as fundamental components of our ancient culture. Unfortunately, due to colonizing forces and influences, Two Spirit people have been lost in our consciousnesses..."
- Doe of 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations
Featuring @adstevens and @seanqsnyder. Photo by @tomaskarmelo
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#nativepride #pridemonth #2s #twospirit #2spirit #2spirityouth #2slgbtqi #2slgbtq #thirdgender #3rdgender

FREE IN-HOME HIV testing kits now available for order through the link below! Contact us with any questions or concerns....
07/02/2020

FREE IN-HOME HIV testing kits now available for order through the link below! Contact us with any questions or concerns. 💜

Https://bit.ly/ijpthometestkit

From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
06/28/2020

From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Today marks the Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. The riots that began #onthisday in 1969 sparked the modern LGBTQ+ Rights Movement.

African Americans in this community have made enormous achievements & contributions to global history and culture. Historical scholarship has unearthed a world of saloons, cabarets, speakeasies, rent parties, and drag balls that existed since the late 1800’s as spaces where African American LGBTQ identities were not only visible, but openly celebrated.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a distinctly Black LGBTQ culture took shape in Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance (1920-1935) was particularly influential to this process. The intellectual, cultural and artistic movement took the neighborhood by storm, bringing with it a flurry of literature, art, and music that centered black life. Many of the movement’s leaders were openly gay or identified as having nuanced sexualities including Angelina Weld Grimké, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Wallace Thurman, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Alain Locke, and Richard Bruce Nugent among others.

Prior to 1973, homosexuality was considered a mental illness and something that was required to be treated. You could be fired from your job and/or jailed. Many people kept their sexual orientation hidden from their families and friends as a measure of safety. NYC’s Greenwich Village has historically African American origins—it was originally home to one of the largest freedmen populations in the country and called Africatown. In 1827, Freedom’s Journal was published as the 1st African American newspaper in the US.

The Stonewall Rebellion catalyzed the LGBTQ+ community to unite in a movement to seek equal rights for all people, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. African Americans started their own LGBTQ+ organizations to support their intersections. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory #SmithsonianPride

Learn more about LGBTQ+ objects in our collection: https://s.si.edu/31lzZTb

“We should not expect everyone to fight this fight the same way.” Special thanks to everyone that was able to attend our...
06/25/2020

“We should not expect everyone to fight this fight the same way.” Special thanks to everyone that was able to attend our discussion last night. For more information on the roles identified by this model check out buildingmovement.org 💜
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#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #novapride #safespace #alexandria #safespaces #publichealth #slayagebynature #novasafespace #thegmhccrew #gmhc #meetthecrew #thecrew #novaresource #blackgay #blackgaymen #loveplay #freeevents #thingstodoinnova #thingstodoinfairfax #msm #mgroup #sexualhealth #freetesting #freehivtesting #freestitesting

“I remember Nizah Morris, elegantly moving through what is called Philly’s Gayborhood. She was a beautiful Black transge...
06/25/2020
As Philadelphia mourns Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells, Black trans lives still matter | Opinion

“I remember Nizah Morris, elegantly moving through what is called Philly’s Gayborhood. She was a beautiful Black transgender woman. I recall her kindness: “Hey baby,” she would say, greeting you as she passed by. Almost 20 years ago, I stumbled upon the neighborhood and was captivated by the boldness and beauty of Blackness—hers especially. But two years later, Morris, last seen with cops on December 22, 2002, died from a head injury on December 24, 2002 at Jefferson Hospital.”

- Abdul-Aliy Muhammad

Black transgender murders are a national and global problem that recent protests have highlighted.

UP Babaylan
06/25/2020

UP Babaylan

Positive queer representation in media, especially for younger audiences, allows LGBTQI people to see that they're not alone and that they have role models to look up to.

Here's a list of queer media for children that your family can support this #PRIDE2020! ❤️🏳️‍🌈

#SOGIEEqualityNow

In partnernship with:
Youth Advocates for The Philippines
PANTAY
UP Babaylan - Clark Chapter
UP Babaylan - Baguio Chapter

Join us TOMORROW Wednesday on Zoom from 6:30-8pm for this very important conversation! RSVP on Eventbrite! LINK IN BIO! ...
06/23/2020

Join us TOMORROW Wednesday on Zoom from 6:30-8pm for this very important conversation! RSVP on Eventbrite! LINK IN BIO! #blacklivesmatter 💜
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#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #novapride #safespace #alexandria #safespaces #publichealth #slayagebynature #novasafespace #thegmhccrew #gmhc #meetthecrew #thecrew #novaresource #blackgay #blackgaymen #loveplay #freeevents #thingstodoinnova #thingstodoinfairfax #msm #mgroup #sexualhealth #freetesting #freehivtesting #freestitesting

“In at-will states, employers have the right to fire workers for nearly any reason — barring discrimination on the basis...
06/16/2020
To Truly Protect LGBTQ Workers, Get Rid of At-Will Employment

“In at-will states, employers have the right to fire workers for nearly any reason — barring discrimination on the basis of sex or race. For this reason, collective bargaining agreements for unionized workers usually include just-cause provisions. Just-cause means that employers have to prove a pattern of poor performance over time, which gives workers a chance to improve before they lose their jobs. For vulnerable workers, just-cause is an important barrier to discrimination. Federal law already prohibits an employer from firing someone because she’s pregnant, but in the absence of just-cause, he can cite performance issues, or budget cuts, or the generic need for a new corporate direction, and show her promptly out the door”

Weak labor protections leave workers vulnerable to discrimination.

And most importantly don’t forget that the GMHC Crew is here for YOU! 💜 ....#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #no...
06/15/2020

And most importantly don’t forget that the GMHC Crew is here for YOU! 💜
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#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #novapride #safespace #alexandria #safespaces #publichealth #slayagebynature #novasafespace #thegmhccrew #gmhc #meetthecrew #thecrew #novaresource #blackgay #blackgaymen #loveplay #freeevents #thingstodoinnova #thingstodoinfairfax #msm #mgroup #sexualhealth #freetesting #freehivtesting #freestitesting

06/15/2020

And most importantly don’t forget that the GMHC Crew is here for YOU! 💜
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#lgbt #dumfries #manassas #fairfax #nova #novapride #safespace #alexandria #safespaces #publichealth #slayagebynature #novasafespace #thegmhccrew #gmhc #meetthecrew #thecrew #novaresource #blackgay #blackgaymen #loveplay #freeevents #thingstodoinnova #thingstodoinfairfax #msm #mgroup #sexualhealth #freetesting #freehivtesting #freestitesting

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in a 6-3 majority, int...
06/15/2020
Workers Can’t Be Fired for LGBT Status, U.S. Supreme Court Says

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in a 6-3 majority, interpreting the longstanding federal ban on sex discrimination in the workplace to cover bias on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The decisions could have a broad practical impact. More than half the U.S. states don’t cover sexual orientation and gender identity through their own anti-discrimination laws. More than half the nation’s 8 million LGBT workers live in those states, according to the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal law protects gay and transgender workers from job discrimination in a pair of decisions that give millions of LGBT people new civil rights.

Elle Halo, a black trans activist sums it up perfectly:“Pride is about every color. It is about celebrating our resilien...
06/14/2020
This Pride Month, we must prioritize black trans lives

Elle Halo, a black trans activist sums it up perfectly:
“Pride is about every color. It is about celebrating our resiliency and diversity. Centering Black and Brown trans stories should be a standard for pride celebrations, not an exception.”

Black trans people lose their lives at higher rates than their white counterparts. This Pride Month, we must prioritize black trans lives.

“Trans actress and activist Angelica Ross (American Horror Story:1984, Pose) found herself in the center of a voting nig...
06/10/2020
Watch:Trans Actress Angelica Ross, Votes, Trains Unprepared Workers, Opens Polling Precinct in GA

“Trans actress and activist Angelica Ross (American Horror Story:1984, Pose) found herself in the center of a voting nightmare filled with irregularities in Georgia on Tuesday. Ross, who was second in line to vote, revealed to stunned viewers that prior to casting her ballot, she had to train unprepared poll workers, set up printers and literally open up the polls for voting.”

Trans actress and activist Angelica Ross (American Horror Story:1984, Pose) found herself in the center of a voting nightmare filled with irregularities in Georgia on Tuesday. Ross documented her voting experience across her social media platforms, but it was a video posted to her Instagram account....

“We chanted ‘Black Trans Lives Matter,’ ‘Black Queer Lives Matter,’ ‘All Black Lives Matter’. As a black queer man mysel...
06/06/2020
Justice Smith Comes Out As Queer And Reveals He's Dating 'Queen Sugar' Actor Nicholas Ashe

“We chanted ‘Black Trans Lives Matter,’ ‘Black Queer Lives Matter,’ ‘All Black Lives Matter’. As a black queer man myself, I was disappointed to see certain people eager to say Black Lives Matter, but hold their tongue when Trans/Queer was added,” he wrote.

Smith then revealed that he's in a relationship with Queen Sugar star Nicholas Ashe, writing, “You’ve been my rock and guiding light through all of this and I love you so much. I know that on the other side of this is change, though the fight is far from over.”

Smith continued. “If your revolution does not include Black Queer voices, it is anti-black. If your revolution is okay with letting black trans people like #TonyMcDade slip through the cracks in order to solely liberate black cishet men, it is anti-black.”

The 'Get Down' star posted a beautiful message to Instagram.

Hey G-Spotters! Check out this thought provoking article about LGBTQ Elders of color by Craig Washington!
06/05/2020
Craig Washington: For LGBTQ elders of color, we are our own greatest legacy

Hey G-Spotters! Check out this thought provoking article about LGBTQ Elders of color by Craig Washington!

We watched our bravest, our brightest fall and not get up again. The gap between what we hoped for and what we expected widened along with the obituary pages. We risked taking the conventional drugs if we could get them, believing it was worth the havoc they wreaked on our bowels. Or we refused, opt...

The GMHC Crew
06/03/2020

The GMHC Crew

#blacklivesmatter
06/03/2020

#blacklivesmatter

'Stonewall was a rebellion. Stonewall was an uprising. Many have referred to Stonewall as a riot — an idea that’s often ...
06/03/2020
Pride Is and Always Was About Rebellion, This Year More Than Ever

'Stonewall was a rebellion. Stonewall was an uprising. Many have referred to Stonewall as a riot — an idea that’s often rejected, as the word “riot” carries a negative connotation. No matter how we refer to it, Stonewall stands as the watershed moment in LGBTQ+ history and the catalyst for the LGBTQ+ rights movement. As queer people, riots and protest have often been among the most powerful tools we have to create change. Many of the same folks involved with Stonewall had to be just as active in protesting and activism during the HIV epidemic — an epidemic still harming Black LGBTQ+ people at much higher rates than other communities.'

This year, Pride is different. It’s not a corporate parade or a party. It’s an uprising, and it’s up to white queer people to protect the Black community as they demand justice.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Ron Simmons. He was a compassionate leader who worked tirelessly t...
06/02/2020

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Ron Simmons. He was a compassionate leader who worked tirelessly to support our community and set the blueprint for much of the work we do around HIV heath education today. Join us in remembering our friend. 💜

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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-Spot, the organization's activity space for young men to socialize and make an impact. The G-Spot 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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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 Bisexual men in our communities. we look forward to you joing our panel with your questions and comments. PLEASE SHARE.