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Boston City Council held a hearing September 27 on the needs of the city’s LGBTQ youth of color.

Boston City Council Hears Testimony About Needs of LGBTQ Youth of Color

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Youth | No Comments
In response to a report by The Fenway Institute released late last year finding that more than 15 percent of Boston’s LGBTQ youth of color had traded sex for money, food, shelter, or other resources, the Boston City Council’s Committee On Healthy Women, Families & Communities held a hearing September 27 on the needs of the city’s LGBTQ youth of color. Called by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim, the hearing drew approximately 35 attendees and featured testimony from youth, adults who work with youth, social scientists, academic experts, and officials from Boston Public Schools and the Boston Public Health Commission. 
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The Engaging Parents Project will interview parents of LGBT youth of color about their feelings and experiences.

Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out To Parents Of LGBT Youth Of Color

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When a child comes out to a parent, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Parents may feel torn between their love for their child and their belief systems, and children may feel misunderstood and alone. To find ways to better support all families, The Fenway Institute is launching the Our Health Matters Engaging Parents Project, a new study that examines the varied experiences of parents of LGBT youth of color. The goal of the Engaging Parents Project is to talk with parents about their feelings and experiences about parenting a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. You can help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. 
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects black men who have sex with men (MSM)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites. Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% were 
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects the black community, including black men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2012 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In its twelfth year, NBHAAD highlights the disproportionate impact HIV/AIDS has on the black community and four areas through which positive change can be achieved: education, testing, involvement, and treatment. This conversation is as vital today as it was on the first National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day over a decade ago. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. In 2009, African Americans comprised 14% of the US population but accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections. An 
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