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2 comments | Monday, March 14, 2011

Did you know although there's millions of same-sex couples living in the United States there is very little research about this demographic? The You and Me Study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health along with researchers from San Francisco and New York are working to change this.

The mission of the You & Me Study is to gain a better understanding of relationship dynamics and the contextual factors that shape them in order to develop interventions to improve the sexual health of men in same-sex relationships. Little health research has focused on same-sex couples, and even fewer studies have included Black and interracial same-sex couples. You & Me will examine how agreements and other relationship-based factors may influence HIV risk behaviors among same-sex couples.

If you're apart of a same-sex couple or not there's many ways you can be involved.

And don't you just love the visual of beautiful black gay couples? Loldarian.com favorite Yolo Akili, whom you will be seeing more of later this month poses as one of the models along with New Jersey -based writer and activist Darnell Moore, and former executive director of Queers for Economic Justice Kenyon Farrow.


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the first pic is my favorite!

March 14, 2011 9:31 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thank you Darian so much for featuring this study. This work is very important and we are very happy to see that the campaign is being well received! Check us out on Facebook:


March 14, 2011 11:47 AM


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