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Growing up Gay in South Chicago

Posted by Farrin in Non-IMPACT Video, Youth Blog. No Comments

22nd December

“Its not where you live; its how you live,” Terrence Chappell’s mother, Marilyn, explains it well in this nicely done WBEZ piece.  Chappell is a nightlife and society columnist for who lives in Auburn Gresham. Take a look at his life in photos as WBEZ explores growing up gay from a south side perspective:

View the full story from WBEZ here.
View the full Auburn Gresham series here.


*The Photo Roman style of digital storytelling is a great way to express your own story by using still images! It gives the viewer a chance to reflect on your images while listening to the words or sound.  Share your own story in this style.  You just need pictures and a story to tell! Submit a link or comment if you’d like to share your own photo roman story here.


Meet the IMPACT Team

13th December

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World AIDS Day 2011

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Research Blog, Youth Blog. No Comments

1st December

Today is the 23nd annual World AIDS Day.  What can you do to participate?

1. Know your HIV status.  Find a clinic near you where you can get free or low cost HIV testing.  You can also send a text message with your ZIP code to “KNOWIT”
(566948). Standard text messaging rates apply.

2. Educate yourself about HIV/AIDS.  You can read more on the IMPACT Program website, including some great videos on how to correctly use a male condom or a female condom.  Even learn how to pick out the right kind of lubricant. Learn more about prevention, diagnosis, and living healthy with HIV here.

3.  Learn more about the impact of the epidemic among gay and bisexual men with a fact sheet from the CDC. 

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