Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative Gears Up for 2014 Policy & Advocacy Summit

Content From: Aisha Moore, Communications Associate, AIDS.govPublished: March 28, 20142 min read


Aisha Moore
At we have been fortunate enough to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to amplifying the response to HIV among Black men who have sex with men (MSM). Our Black Voices blog series. Anthony is the Vice Chair of YBGLI and he also spearheaded the Initiative's social media efforts. He told us "The 2014 Policy & Advocacy Summit brings together 55 extraordinary young Black MSM for 2 and 1/2 days to take part in an experience unlike any other. With over 12 sessions ranging from discussing the Affordable Care Act and it's impact on young Black gay men to how to survive as a young Black gay professional, this summit covers much needed ground."

The Summit will take place April 2-4, 2014, in Atlanta, GA. The event will help build the capacity and leadership of young Black MSM so that they can more effectively share knowledge and information about the issues facing young Black MSM today, and improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment mobilization efforts for this population. For more details on the Summit, see the YBGLI Media AdvisoryExit Disclaimer.

"To connect with those outside of our summit walls, we encourage the community at large to take part in the conversation. Tell us your stories on our Facebook page, tweet us your questions and reactions to the discussions taking place using the hashtag #ybgliExit Disclaimer because want to hear from you," said Mr. Roberts. As part of this event, YBGLI will host a Twitter Town Hall on the portrayal of black gay men in the mediaExit Disclaimer. The Twitter Town Hall will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), as part of a panel discussion with a live audience. Twitter users can join this conversation using the same #ybgliExit Disclaimer. Online viewers can watch the panel discussion via visiting YBGLI YouTube ChannelExit Disclaimer for a live feed.