Friday, August 01, 2014

Taking it to the Thrid Q

NASTAD Conducting Survey on Stigma And Public Health for Black &Latino MSM

This month, as part of on-going efforts to explore and address community- and institution-level stigma impacting Black and Latino gay men/MSM within public health practice, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are re-launching an updated survey assessment to continue efforts to monitor stigma in public health practice.

Through support from the MAC AIDS Fund, NASTAD and NCSD conducted a three-year study of stigma and its impact on public health practice for Black and Latino gay men/MSM. This work included a national survey of more than 1,300 respondents; the convening of a Blue Ribbon Panel of stakeholders and medical providers; the publication of "Optimal Care Checklists" for providers and for Black and Latino gay male patients; and the convening of a National Stigma Summit on Black and Latino Gay Men's Health.

The information gathered from this survey will provide additional information to further health department and community efforts to reduce stigma in public health practice. You may access this brief survey by clicking here.

Free Fall The Series Returns

Produced by Rashad Mubarak, Jenique Keyatta Holder Mincey and Executive Produced by @BOAcollective, the online series featured on its own You Tube Channel picks back up with more of its ongoing story line.  

According to the producers notes, "FREEFALL has returned with a major mission for 2014! Upon evaluating our potential as a groundbreaking and influential new crime drama series that features cutting-edge LGBT characters, our goal is to take our show to a mainstream viewing audience to increase our chances of LICENSING our series OR receiving a TELEVISION NETWORK pickup." The collective states that a goal as well as mission of its organization is to provide EDGY, DIVERSE and COMPELLING content for film, television and the web while seeking to be a resource and inspiration to artists new and old who are committed to defying the odds and creating their own artistic revolution.

COP 24/7 has posted about an array of same gender loving ventures in the visual arts and beyond including our partnerships with The READ and a forthcoming anthology entitled, "Reflections of A Shattered Mirror schedule for a 2015 release. It is vital that entities showcase the myriad of talented individuals both in front and behind the camera as well as those capable of "green lighting" projects across the board.

We at COP 24/7 applaud such type opportunities to "tell our stories," while demonstrating the spectrum of the Black experience from all lenses. Catch the latest episode below and watch COP 24/7 for more ground breaking image making and creativity from around the globe. For more info on the series hit to their facebook page! And don't forget to "like" the Corneliusonpoint facebook page while you at it!

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