Recently, as you may have read, I had a conversation with Phill Wilson regarding accusations from the gay and bisexual community that the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has neglected Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the organizations efforts to raise both domestic and international awareness about the HIV/AIDS crisis that exists among Blacks in America.
In his response, Phill mentioned that BAI intends to produce a unique report due out December 1, 2008 (World AIDS Day) that will specifically speak to the issues facing Black MSM as it relates to this epidemic.
I am pleased to report that BAI has convened an advisory committee of Black gay and bisexual men (which includes journalist Kai Wright, activist Cornelius Baker, myself and others) who will meet regularly via tele-conference to provide input into the process as it unfolds.
Our introductory conference call was today and, I must say, that it was rather productive and that I am very pleased with the direction that this report will take. I'll keep you all posted as it continues to develop, but would really appreciate you input and suggestions with regards to it, which I can then relay to the committee as a whole.
What approach do you think the report should take?! In what format should it be created?! Who should it speak to?!
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