Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Sounds of Silence Kill

AIDS Silence: America's New Gay Plague

It is Gay men themselves who are most damaged by AIDS Silence such as Badlwin's -- which only magnifies the shame, stigma and secrecy which can lead to new infections.

via Huffington Post, by David Kaufman

In early fall, Wisconsin Congresswomen Tammy Baldwin released a YouTube video imploring the LGBT community to support Pres. Obama's health care overhaul. The missive's timing could not have been more meaningful -- arriving after months of anti-Obama rhetoric from Gay leaders incensed over the President's perceived inaction on major campaign commitments. Yet while the video was a welcome sign of rapprochement, it was most notable for its disappointment. For not once in the entire 3:36 message did Baldwin -- an openly-Lesbian Democrat -- mention the words "AIDS" or "HIV".

Not once!

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