The first of a two-part series examining what can be done to reverse the high rates of new HIV infection among Black gay and bisexual men.
For Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, adviser for LGBT policy and racial justice at the Center for American Progress think tank, her example of successful social change was close to home. As the president and key strategist for the marriage equality campaign in Washington, D.C. — which last year became the fifth jurisdiction/state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage — Moodie-Mills, 33, was integral to the movement’s victory.
The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ( DADT ) may be a win for gay and lesbian service members, but for some in the LGBT community, the celebration is bittersweet.Despite the repeal, transgender people will not be allowed to serve openly. That is because military medical rules deem transgender people unfit to serve.
About 100 black LGBT leaders and activists from across the country were participating this week in a series of meetings and events in D.C. associated with the National Black Justice Coalition’s Second Annual Out on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit.