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 […]

Table Conversation with Matt: Microbicide

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Microbicide The term microbicide refers to substances being studied that could be used in the vagina and/or rectum to reduce the risk of HIV transmission during sex. Microbicides could come in a number of forms, including creams, gels, films, slow-release vaginal rings, enemas and suppositories that could be used vaginally or rectally. Table conversation with […]

YBGLI Appluads White House Appointment of Mr. Douglas M. Brooks as Director of ONAP

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Today, The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI) applauds the White House announcement appointing Mr. Douglas M. Brooks, LCSW, as Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). In August of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Estimated HIV Incidence in the United State, 2006-2009 highlighting an alarming 48% […]

Twitter Town Hall: Portrayal of Black Gay Men in Media

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Join the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative during our Second Policy & Advocacy Summit in Atlanta, GA for a twitter town hall on the Portrayal of Black Gay Men in Media. Held on Thursday, April 3 from 7:30pm-9:00pm ET and moderated by Venton Jones, this panel discussion has an live audience and twitter users […]

YBGLI Gears Up for the Second Policy & Advocacy Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Anthony Roberts, Jr. 888.274.6621 anthonyr@ybgli.org MEDIA ADVISORY YBGLI Gears Up for the Second Policy & Advocacy Summit Atlanta, GA March 26, 2014—The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the second Policy & Advocacy Summit on Wednesday, April 2 – Friday, April 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Held […]

Youth are Reigniting the Flame

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The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI) seeks to change the status quo surrounding the issues that disproportionately affect young Black gay men of color. On April 2-4, 2014 the Initiative held its second Policy & Advocacy Summit (PAS), planned and facilitated by the Organizing Committee (OC) comprised of nine young Black gay men […]