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| Monday, January 18, 2010

The Black Gay Research Group will hold its annual summit on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in downtown Atlanta. The Summit will highlight the scholarly and creative/artistic contributions of those who study the lives of Black gay men from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

The Summit’s daytime program is organized into four featured topic panels, including:

• Untying Tongues: Black Gay Men , Sexuality, and Health
• Black Gay Communities and Creative Cultural Practices
• Best Practices for Innovative and Culturally Relevant HIV Prevention for Black MSM
• Beyond Borders: International Perspectives on Black MSM

Click here for a detailed description of each panel.

The summit kicks off at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast followed by the first session beginning at 9:15am.

BGRG will also celebrate the achievements of scholars and activists in the field who exemplify a commitment to the health and well being of Black gay men with its first ever BGRG Awards. Awards will be presented at an evening reception.

E. Patrick Johnson Ph.D., Chair, Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies and author of "Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South" will present the keynote address.

To register for the summit please visit the official website here.

Loldarian.com will be live- blogging and tweeting from the summit on Wednesday.