A new study reveals that for black clergy members, traditional barriers to talking about HIV prevention are giving way to faith-friendly messages about getting tested for HIV and staying on treatment. The study, recently published in the prestigious journal Public Library of Science, shows that black community religious leaders now see battling AIDS as a social justice issue compatible with their religious teachings. The study results come at a time of immense hope for turning the tide against the HIV epidemic. As a result, more and more black clergy are joining the fight to help put an end to AIDS.
Archive for June, 2012
In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, Underwood, who is married, was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love. She also noted that her church was gay-friendly and it wasn’t her job to judge people.
Supporters of a proposal seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine are expressing concern with the proposed wording of a gay marriage referendum that will appear on November’s ballot.
The Montana Republican Party is ending its call to make homosexual acts illegal, but the party is reinforcing its opposition to gay marriage.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday thanked gay and lesbian military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to mark June as gay pride month with an official salute.
Is “8” enough to gain people’s support for gay marriage in Maryland?
With Washington state’s new law permitting gay marriage officially headed to the ballot, voters in the state will once again weigh in on the debate over same-sex couples and marriage rights.
The competition is getting fierce as the contestants of Houston’s premiere singing competition, Pride Superstar, prepare for this Thursday’s finale and crowning. Will Dominic Di Felice, the musical-theater crooner, Jon Sykora, the Glee-inspired charmer, or Andy Shaw, the neo-soul standout, take home the title of the first male Pride Superstar winner since 2009?
More than 15,000 people have joined a breaking sports campaign on Change.org calling on the Baseball Hall of Fame to recognize Major League Baseball’s first openly gay player, Glenn Burke. Burke played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics during the late 1970s and early 1980s, was openly gay with his teammates, and is attributed with popularizing the high five.
Some activists want the IOC to ban the roughly 75 countries that outlaw homosexual activity.