How do gay black men survive life in Dublin, Ga., Jasper, Texas, Hickory, N.C. and other places big and small in America’s South? The answers to this and other questions asked of 70 gay, African American men living in the South by a Northwestern University professor are the basis of “Sweet Tea,” a book and performance.
The IMPACT team attended a performance of Sweet Tea and then interviewed E. Patrick. In our interview he shares some of the messages and stories from the performance.
“Black queer life in the South has gone largely undocumented,” says E. Patrick Johnson, the Northwestern Professor of African American Studies who conducted his face-to-face interviews between August 2004 and September 2005. “Histories of gay life have focused on urban areas on the east and west coasts, perhaps because the South is perceived as an inhospitable place for … Read More »
September 21, 2010 at Center on Halsted
We just published result of a study showing 95% of young men who have sex with men (MSM) make errors when using condoms. So what were some of the most common errors made by young MSM? 59% did not squeeze air out of the condom, 42% used an oil-based lube, and 25% started having sex before they put on the condom. These kinds of errors increased condom breakage and slippage. In other words, if you don’t use condoms correctly they don’t work as well to protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. When used correctly condoms are very effective at preventing HIV.
We created a video to show you how to use a condom the right way, starring our own Steve Du Bois, MA. Help us spread the word about how to use condoms the right way by clicking … Read More »
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