S.T.I.G.M.A. Peer Team of Metro TeenAIDS

S.T.I.G.M.A. Peer Team of Metro TeenAIDS STIGMA, a peer team of MetroTeenAIDS, is dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth in DC prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. STIGMA (Spreading Truth is Gaining Mass Appeal), a Peer Education team of Metro TeenAIDS, is dedicated to helping young men and young trans women of color who love men to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through access to: ~education ~counseling ~referrals ~HIV testing ~health care STIGMA is a youth peer team that performs street & internet outreach throughout the community on HIV/AIDS and LGBT education.
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STIGMA hosts several events throughout the year including a World Ball, HIV 101s, and workshops to empower young men who have sex with men (MSM) and young trans women of color (YTWOC).

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Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Help spread the word, not the disease.Text "Real Talk" to 61827 to find ...
02/07/2013

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Help spread the word, not the disease.

Text "Real Talk" to 61827 to find FREE HIV/STI testing locations and condoms near you!

TODAY is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Check out the stats on HIV among Black men and women. And make WWH your home for HIV health care! #yourhomefor

WWH will have FREE HIV testing at four sites today! Come get tested: http://www.whitman-walker.org/hivtesting

"As leaders and even role models for millions of young people across the globe, professional athletes have the ability t...
02/06/2013
End homophobia in professional sports: Column

"As leaders and even role models for millions of young people across the globe, professional athletes have the ability to fundamentally eliminate prejudice from our sport and live up to the incredible privilege we enjoy." - Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens

The sports world should and can be leaders against LGBT discrimination.

Join Metro TeenAIDS this Thursday at 6PM for a Positive Living Panel at 651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.
02/04/2013

Join Metro TeenAIDS this Thursday at 6PM for a Positive Living Panel at 651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.

World Ball 2012: Welcome to the North Pole.For more information about Metro TeenAIDS youth programs visit:http://www.rea...
12/11/2012

World Ball 2012: Welcome to the North Pole.

For more information about Metro TeenAIDS youth programs visit:
http://www.realtalkdc.org/

Welcome to the North Pole! Sponsored by Metro TeenAIDS, STIGMA, RealTalkDC, SMYAL, Sasha Bruce, Latin American Youth Center, and Get Hip DC.

GLAAD
11/20/2012

GLAAD

Today we observe the annual Transgender Day Of Remembrance, honoring the lives we have lost to anti-transgender violence.

Find a local event at http://transgenderdor.org and find resources at http://glaad.org/tdor

Please share to show your support.

Have you seen the finalized categories for World Ball 2012? There will be 14 winners!Don't forget: ENTRANCE IS FREE IF T...
11/14/2012

Have you seen the finalized categories for World Ball 2012? There will be 14 winners!

Don't forget: ENTRANCE IS FREE IF TESTED FOR HIV, otherwise $5 at the door. Check out the event page for details on testing times and locations.

RuPaul's birthday is coming up! Join SMYAL on November 17th for a party!
11/05/2012

RuPaul's birthday is coming up! Join SMYAL on November 17th for a party!

10/31/2012
Leading with Pride! DC-MD-VA GSA Conference

Join the Gay-Straight Alliance Conference this weekend in DC!

What is Leading With Pride? Leading With Pride is a conference for LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally) students and youth in the DC/MD/VA area and Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs and advisors! Participate in workshops that will empower you to start or build...

10/24/2012
Transgender 'Cloud Atlas' Director Reveals Painful Adolescence, Suicide Attempt

The Matrix director, Lana Wachowski, shares her experiences as a transwoman at this year's HRC dinner in San Francisco. She gave a very powerful speech.

Lana Wachowski is one of the top directors in Hollywood. She and her brother, Andrew, are behind films like "The Matrix," "V for Vendetta" and "Cloud Atlas."

10/19/2012
Special Report: 3.4% of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT

Special Report: 3.4% of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT

An unprecedented Gallup study involving more than 120,000 interviews finds that 3.4% of U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; the highest incidence is among those who are nonwhite, younger, and less educated.

Very powerful and informative website on homophobic language used online.
09/28/2012
NoHomophobes.com

Very powerful and informative website on homophobic language used online.

Homophobic language isn't always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?

Have you seen DC's new #TransRespect campaign? Check out the great photos.
09/15/2012

Have you seen DC's new #TransRespect campaign? Check out the great photos.

The Office of Human Rights transgender and gender identity non-discrimination campaign is the first government-sponsored campaign in the nation to focus on the betterment of transgender people. The campaign features five transgender or gender non-conforming people in a series of five ads. The campaign aims to increase understanding of the community, reduce discriminatory incidents in DC and increase reporting of discrimination when it happens.

New iPhone and Android app helps students in DC respond to sexual assault.http://www.mencanstoprape.org/U-ASK/u-ask-wash...
09/13/2012
U ASK Washington, DC

New iPhone and Android app helps students in DC respond to sexual assault.
http://www.mencanstoprape.org/U-ASK/u-ask-washington-dc.html

U ASK Washington, DC, is an all-in-one resource that guides college students in the District of Columbia in responding to sexual assault. For the first time, resources and information from all eight universities and 19 community organizations are available in one place to create the ultimate resourc...

Anyone excited to see this film? Starts at E St Cinema in a couple weeks.
09/13/2012

Anyone excited to see this film? Starts at E St Cinema in a couple weeks.

We just unveiled the official poster for How To Survive A Plague. 'LIKE' our new artwork?

STIGMA is featured in RealTalk's new
09/05/2012

STIGMA is featured in RealTalk's new

STIGMA is featured in RealTalk's new

"It all starts with me...believe in yourself!"Check out Real Talk's new campaign and find free HIV testing and condom lo...
09/05/2012

"It all starts with me...believe in yourself!"

Check out Real Talk's new campaign and find free HIV testing and condom locations:
www.realtalkdc.org/

At the London 2012 Olympics, 23 LGBT athletes competed and 10 won medals! That's a higher percentage than the U.S.!Congr...
08/13/2012
Nine Gay Olympians Win Medals In London, Tying Jamaica And Iran For Most Golds

At the London 2012 Olympics, 23 LGBT athletes competed and 10 won medals! That's a higher percentage than the U.S.!

Congrats to all the out and proud Olympians!

Nine publicly out gay and lesbian Olympians are taking home medals from these Olympic Games in London, most of them gold. If Team Gay was a country, it would have finished 34th overall with six...

08/10/2012
The Largest Sexual Health Survey in US History | Sex IsThe Question | The Answer is You

Do you have 10 minutes to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS?

The CDC is funding the largest gay/bisexual sexual health survey! Completing this survey will make a big difference in understanding behaviors and providing appropriate services to the community. Also, for everyone who completes the survey, a contribution will be made to the It Gets Better Project.

At the end, it also shows how your behaviors compare to national averages... Pretty interesting! Help spread the word by "sharing" this post.

We all know how to keep ourselves safe. Yet, guys continue to test positive. We need your help to figure out why. Your confidential answers will be pooled with tens of thousands more. The resulting data will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health departments b...

Australian Olympian publicly reveals his HIV status and confronts the stigma of being a positive, gay athlete.
08/08/2012
Aussie Olympian reveals HIV status | Star Online

Australian Olympian publicly reveals his HIV status and confronts the stigma of being a positive, gay athlete.

Gay Australian Olympian Ji Wallace has publicly revealed his HIV status in a letter sent to the Star Observer. Wallace, a trampolinist who won a silver medal at the Sydney ...

The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") prohibits health care discrimination based on gender identity!
08/06/2012

The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") prohibits health care discrimination based on gender identity!

HHS recently clarified that the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, read more here: http://bit.ly/MJlFo6

If you've been discriminated against in a health care setting, we ask that you file a complaint with the HHS Office of Civil Rights at: http://1.usa.gov/MJkl4T

07/23/2012
Metro TeenAIDS Scavenger Hunt

Attention all 13-24 year olds:@MetroTeenAIDS is hosting an online scavenger hunt. Prizes include a new iPad! bit.ly/mtascavengerhunt

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