#AM_Equality: New CDC report shows new HIV disparities for Black, Latinx men who are gay, bisexual; Biden says end of HIV epidemic is “within reach”
NEW CDC REPORT SHOWS HIGHER NEW HIV INFECTION RATES AND DISPARITIES FOR BLACK, LATINX MEN WHO ARE GAY, BISEXUAL: A new report from the CDC shows that HIV continues to disproportionately impact Latino and Black gay and bisexual men. “In 1986, the first report released showed disparities between Black and Latino gay and bisexual men with HIV, and the vital signs report today proves that is still in existence,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC. More from USA Today.
DC AREA LGBTQ+ BARS, EATERIES RECEIVE $100K COVID-19 RELIEF GRANT: The D.C. LGBTQ+ sports bar Pitchers and its adjoining lesbian bar, League of Her Own, has become one of the first LGBTQ+ bars in America to receive a $100,000 COVID-19 relief grant. More from Washington Blade.
A YEAR IN GAY BARS: LGBTQ+ spaces were particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, some nights it feels like nothing has changed. More from The New Yorker.
BIDEN SAYS THE END OF THE HIV EPIDEMIC IS “WITHIN REACH” ON WORLD AIDS DAY: More from them.
📺 GET CULTURED
🎬 ‘SOME WOMEN’ PUTS FOCUS ON SINGAPORE’S UNSEEN TRANSGENDER HISTORY: Glen Goei and Quen Wong’s film ‘Some Women’ is an autobiographical documentary film by and about Wong, a transgender Singaporean woman. Goei and Wong hope the film will bring visibility to Singapore’s transgender community. More from Variety.
🎸MUSIC DUO ‘CROWN LANDS’ BENDS TIME, SPACE AND GENDER: Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles make up the Canadian music duo Crown Lands (@CrownLandsMusic). Their music has given them a platform to perform about colonization and their experiences with queerness. More from Xtra Magazine.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
🍁 CANADIAN GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES BILL TO BAN CONVERSION THERAPY: On Monday, the Canadian government introduced a bill that would ban so-called “conversion therapy” in the country. “The pain and trauma caused by conversion therapy practices continue to have a devastating impact on LGBTQ2 communities across Canada,” said Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien. “Criminalizing this practice upholds basic human rights, while also ensuring that every Canadian is free to live their authentic lives.” More from Washington Blade.