Gay? Arm yourself.
Bi? Arm yourself.
Trans? Arm yourself.
Black? Arm yourself.
Hispanic or Latino? Arm yourself.
Asian? Arm yourself?
White? Arm yourself.
Native American? Arm yourself.
A woman? Arm yourself.
A man? Arm yourself.
Disabled? Arm yourself.
Discriminated at all? Arm yourself.
When you have a gun, you don’t get bashed. Protect yourself against hate.
Here are some photos from the project I’ve been working on for the past few months on Queer Afrolatin@s. Check out this other post with one of the videos from the project.
If you’re interested in participating in the project also, feel free to inbox me. To keep up with project developments check out the facebook page, www.facebook.com/LxsAfrxlatinxs , and follow us on twitter @Lxs_Afrxlatinxs!
Because I’m black it means I should be afraid of cops
Because I’m a Muslim they think I’m a terrorist
Because I’m a woman they think they can rape me
Because I’m lesbian/ gay they think there’s something wrong with me
Because I’m a Latino they think I crossed the border
This is America home of the free and land of the brave.
A stat that gets me every time: “If current diagnosis rates continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black/African American gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bisexual men.”
One of the most important things you can do is get tested and know your status; here’s a tool that can help you find a nearby testing site. Note that the option for selecting your gender isn’t quite right, but the wealth of testing locations in their database is still helpful.
If you’re in a donating mood, you can also support the work of some organizations doing excellent things for those affected by HIV/AIDS, including GMHC, AIDS United, Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal and amfAR. (And please add your favorites; there are so many!)
We’ve been fighting this fight for upwards of 30 years. We’re not stopping now.