Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is the first ordained black lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church. In her work, she proudly represents both the black and LGBT communities as a minister, educator, and activist.
GLAAD staff was all over the annual Creating Change conference in Denver this last week. We were fortunate to meet with several LGBT organizational partners, do presentations on using the media to advance equality, and even get to do some media advocacy work in Denver!
Today, February 7, 2015, the nation will observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s NBHAAD theme, “I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS” challenges everybody to work toward eliminating health disparities by ramping up HIV prevention efforts.
Heading to the Creating Change conference in Denver this weekend? Or maybe you are already there. In any case, GLAAD staff are hopping on a Southwest Airlines flight this week to share the best practices from our work, and meet with LGBT advocates from across the country. Stop by and say hi.
As a part of its policy and advocacy mission, on February 3 2015 at 1 P.M. EST AIDS United is specifically bringing ally communities together to discuss the disproportionate impact HIV/AIDS has on black gay and bisexual men of color.