Doing It Q & A

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  As many of you know, YBGLI is a part of Doing It – CDC’s new national HIV testing campaign. There was a lot more that went into creating the campaign than you might think, like finding real people (like us!) who are passionate about testing and want to share their story as part of […]

14th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities

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NAESM and YBGLI Announce Youth Scholars Institute during 14th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities     October 17, 2016   Atlanta, GA – NAESM and the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI) announces the second annual Build-a-Brother Youth Scholars Institute (BABI). A joint initiative, BABI begins […]

NAESM and YBGLI Announce Youth Scholars Institute During the 13th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities

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September 24, 2015 Atlanta, GA – NAESM and the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI) announces the Build-a-Brother Youth Scholars Institute, a peer-led training institute for young Black gay men, during the 13th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities to be held in Los Angeles, California at […]

YBGLI 2014 Policy & Advocacy Summit Alumni Spotlight: Andre Christian

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One of the greatest experiences I have had since the 2014 YBGLI Summit was my recent travels to conduct research in Ghana, Africa with Florida Gulf Coast University. The study-abroad program focused on human rights and social justice and linked social work professionals and students with the Department of Social Welfare in Cape Coast, Ghana […]

YBGLI August Policy Hangout

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YGBLI will hold our next Google Hangout On Air this Thursday at 8pm EDT for young black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men interested in policy and working in policy. Moderated by YBGLI Policy Chair & OC Member Matthew Rose, the hangouts will feature a brief overview of what has happened, is happening and […]

Our Voices: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Where We’ve Been and Where we Stand

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By: Barry Sapp  and Christopher Shannon for The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI). They are members of the YBGLI Organizing Committee. YBGLI is a national movement of young Black men addressing issues disproportionately affecting their peers. “A member of the armed forces shall be separated from the armed forces under regulations prescribed by […]