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2 comments | Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Last night I had the opportunity to spend time with three very special people at In The Meantime's town hall meeting on Crystal Meth in the black community.

Many of you may know Karamo Brown from MTV's The Real World Philadelphia. Now a Los Angeles resident, Karamo has been traveling the country speaking about GLBT issues, particulary issues that effect the black community.

Jonathan Perry whom many of you may recognize from the controversial Oprah Winfrey Show with author J.L. King is an HIV/AIDS activist who is on the rise as a major player in the fight to increase visibility of black SGL people and to end the AIDS epidemic.

Cleo Manago has been apart of the struggle for years and recently was invited by Louis Farrakhan to speak as an out SGL man at The Millions More Movement, an event that celebrated the anniversary of The Million Man March.

I couldn't help but feel I was in the midst of greatness last night. I think it's very important to surround yourself with positive people who share the same passion about moving the community forward when it comes to the inclusion of black SGL people.

The world better watch out because individually we're strong, but collectively we're a force to be reckoned with.


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