NASTAD is pleased to release the second installment of its Connecting the Dots podcast series focusing on black gay men. In this four-part podcast, NASTAD explores black gay men’s sexuality through interviews with Patrick Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Medical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and Terrance Moore, Associate Director for NASTAD’s racial and ethnic health disparities program. The questions and answers in this podcast challenge listeners to consider a range of issues, both profound and superficial, that influence the health and wellness of black gay men.
Part one of the podcast, released on February 5, 2009, explored identity, masculinity and femininity and sexual objectification and mystique of black gay men (part one transcript). Part two explores racism, gender identity and sexual roles (part two transcript). Parts three and four will be released over the upcoming month and will explore pop culture and media, self-value, power and privilege and will connect the dots between all issues covered in the podcast series. (Please note: each podcast is approximately 35MB, so please be patient during the download.)
After listening to the podcast, we encourage listeners to visit NASTAD’s blog to leave comments. By sharing insights and ideas, we believe listeners can help one another better understand the contexts in which behaviors occur, in which programs and services are delivered and in which policies are made. To this end, we also encourage you to share this podcast series with your colleagues.
Please watch for additional Connecting the Dots podcasts throughout the year. We also invite you to view other NASTAD publications focusing on Black gay men and other important topics by visiting NASTAD’s website.
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