The first Black and first gay president of a federal regional bank knows firsthand about the ongoing inequities in this country. Those situations can be everything from dealing with law enforcement to approaching banks. Last summer, a nonprofit found that white applicants looking to secure Paycheck Protection Program loans were treated more fairly than Black applicants in both Los Angeles and the D. Meanwhile, redlining, a historically racist policy discriminating against Black people in property value, continues to this day, alleges a lawsuit against the real estate firm Redfin. He is one of the highest-level federal officials to endorse reparations under the Biden administration, which announced its support for a study of slavery reparations in February and has since signaled their willingness to further explore reparations for slavery. America is changing faster than ever!
History of gay men in the United States
Black History Month: 11 black LGBTQ trailblazers who made history
Krystian Mitryk shares her experience juggling different identities and finally being able to reach a place of self-love and acceptance. As a Black, gay woman, I am reminded of how different I am every single day. Growing up, I struggled to appreciate who was and thought I would never belong or fit in. From going to an all-white school as a child to being outed by someone I trusted in college, I had to overcome innumerable obstacles to get to a place of self-love and acceptance. It's not easy having the cards stacked against you, but if there's anything I've learned, it's that the life you really want and deserve is out there—you just have to fight with everything you've got to get it. From the time I was 2-years-old until I was 13, I went to a Catholic school where the only Black people I knew were my family.
HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men
Atlanta has become known as a travel destination for many black gay Americans, who feel it is one of the few places in the south where they can feel safe and free. But for those who actually call it home, Atlanta can be difficult to navigate. Racism, sexism and homophobia are rife. Of those, more than four of five are African American.
Download and Share This Infographic image icon. Good progress has been made with reducing HIV diagnoses among most age groups. Source: CDC. HIV Surveillance Report ; Taking HIV medicine every day can make the viral load undetectable.