Last week I moderated "The Future of Black Gay New York City". It was an amazing event. I was very moved and thrilled to see so man attractive and upwardly mobile men of color coming together to discuss what is going on in our community. Someone walked up to me an said, "Congratulations on your initiation to becoming a community leader!" I just grinned but then it dawned on me later as I walked to the PATH station from The Center that I have a responsibility. WE ALL DO. Our responsibility is to embrace our leadership and make some changes in this world. We have the power.
One of the comments made was that the infection rate of HIV is still rapidly increasing in our community. One of the panelist seemed to believe that young people aren't listening. After brainstorming, I talked to some friends at NGenius Empire GRPHCS Department and they came up with this interesting concept. Over the next 6 months, there will be a National Campaign called CHOOSE PROTECTION. The goal is to reach young adults with imagery and music. Be sure to watch for our sponsors AND I will be making a BIG announcement in 2009 about the campaign.
Now I need your help. If you believe in this message and have a blog, myspace page, or youtube channel, we would like for you to embed this video to help us spread the word. Thank you and remember, CHOOSE PROTECTION, NOT INFECTION.