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Shop Spotlight: Get Thrifty

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Have you ever been to the thrift store, Out of the Closet? This chain of stores combines cheap shopping, miscellaneous trinkets and cool antiques with HIV positivity and free and easy testing. 96 cents of every dollar goes to HIV/AIDS services provided by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Visit one of their locations to shop for vintage […]

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Noah’s Arc (now online)

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Noah’s Arc was a tv dramedy that ran between 2005 and 2006 on the Logo Network. Following characters Noah, Alex, and Ricky – among many others – the show focused on the lives of four gay black friends living in Los Angeles, highlighting stories surrounding HIV awareness, same sex parenthood, and homophobia. All 17 episodes […]

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LINX Staff Playlists: August 2019 – January 2020

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Our staff has created some incredible playlists for y’all on Spotify, in accordance with themes we explored throughout the study. Check them out below: August: Black Gold September: Roots & Fruits October: Black Magic November: Rest, Resilience, Gratitude December: The Holidays are Queer January 2020: Optimism is Earnest

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Best LGBTQ Podcasts, According to iHeartRadio

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Do you listen to podcasts? iHeartRadio 💗 compiled a list of LGBT and queer podcasts for ‘millenials’ but everyone should have a listen! (Below are some specific suggestions) H.I.M.: “A Weekly Podcast hosted by four black gay men Stevie, Malik, Erin & Trey discussing their lives, love life, what affects them & the LGBTQIA Community, against the […]

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The Theater Movement Destigmatizing HIV In Black Gay Men

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Emil Wilbekin is an icon. Did you know that he recently partnered with the immersive theater company Harley & Company to produce as the series: “As Much as I Can”? These shows, including principal cast members Brandon Gil, Dimitri Moïse, and Marquis Johnson, have been performed throughout the country. “Since its start, the show’s themes […]

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Dandelion: A LGBTQ Short Film

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Dandelion has gotten a green light! This film, by Jae Staten and Dazjah Washington, is by and for the LGBT community – it has recently gotten enough funding for production. Dandelion “pushes the boundaries of diversity in film. It captures the struggles of a young African American teenager as he grapples with his sexuality, faith, […]

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Interview: Black Man, Will Travel

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Do you love to travel? LINX Coach Maynard and LINX Team Member Gregory sat down to discuss the power of travel for black gay men. What follows is an excerpt from that exchange:  Maynard: So where did the desire to travel start? Gregory: I originally started when I was young, with my parents. My father was in […]

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Internet Tips: Pro-Black Hashtags to Look Out For

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We love Black Excellence and let’s be honest, we run Twitter. That’s why we’re compiling a list of our favorite pro Black hashtags! #BlackLivesMatter. This one’s the OG hashtag that got it all started. This hashtag raises political consciousness, brings awareness to police brutality, and advocates for Back people’s rights. #BlackWomensHistoryMonth. Who said Black history month had to […]