Outspoken: D.L. Hughley, GLAAD and more…

“When you look at the prevalence of HIV in the African-American community, it’s primarily young women who are getting it from men who are on the down low.”

— Comedian D.L. Hughley, discussing HIV transmission on the June 22 episode of ABC talk show “The View” (CNN, July 14)

“The Centers for Disease Control has publicly disproven this myth. And since June 22, thousands of people have written to ABC, asking them to provide corrected information to viewers. … We ask ABC and ‘The View’ to keep the conversation going by correcting the record and elevating voices that can provide accurate information about HIV/AIDS for African American gay and bisexual men, African American women, and all viewers.”

— A full-page ad placed in Variety last week by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Black AIDS Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition. (Glaad.org)

“Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters”

— Headline on a July 3 Reuters article about Walter Dix beating Tyson Gay in the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet. (Reuters.com, July 3)


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