We sent out a call for people living with HIV in DC! Note: we’re still looking to connect if anyone is interested:
Hey #DCBeings, are you or a loved one living with HIV? Want to be part of an all-new campaign that promotes #UequalsU messaging? DM us or reply to this thread! Please note: we are looking for residents in the DMV area and will compensate participation with money! Please RT!!! pic.twitter.com/GMKAwLpI6T
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) January 11, 2019
If you’re living with HIV in the DMV area, we want YOU to be one of the faces of an Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign in DC. We want to shine a light on what it’s really like to live with HIV, by featuring real lives and real stories. If you’re interested, please DM us on Twitter (and follow us while you’re there!) or fill out this form.
We talked about the importance of STD/STI testing for potential and soon-to-be fathers:
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📸: @daddydoinwork We know that for many men out here, one of the greatest joys in life is cradling your baby and knowing that a part of you heart and soul lives in this tiny, beautiful child. We salute your hard work and dedication to your baby, oftentimes even before they’re born. So are you thinking about how your health will impact theirs? It’s an unfortunate reality for many to have a child who is born sick or with an ailment that could have been prevented. Do your part by getting regularly tested for STDs/STIs! Certain STIs can complicate the pregnancy and your child’s health. Visit sexualbeing.org to learn more about getting tested and making a difference in your child’s life. . . . . . #dcbeings #dadlife #mommylife #fatherhood #parenthood #dadsofinstagram #familygoals #dadgoals #dadsofig #babiesofig #teamddw #daddydoinwork
If you’re thinking about having a baby, you really need to be thinking about your health. And regular STI/STD testing is a part of that. Make sure you, your partner, and your future baby are protected by getting tested before you start trying.
Thought you knew what living with HIV looked like? Think again. In “Poz Roz,” we see what it’s like to survive and thrive as young black woman who is HIV positive.
And here are our three favorite sex positive culture moments of January:
1. Netflix launched “Sex Education,” which our social media community manager called “a contender for the most interesting and inclusive sex positive show of all of 2019.” Tune in for an awkward, representative, fun look at what it means to be a sexual being.
2. January 22 saw the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that brought safe and legal abortion to American woman. But abortion rights have never seemed so unstable as they do in 2019, as we face an administration and Supreme Court that is vocally anti-choice.
One bit of bright light? On the anniversary, the New York state government passed a law that preserves abortion rights in the state, removes it from the criminal code, and ensures late term abortions in the case of the woman’s health being threatened or the fetus no longer being viable. So if we do revert to pre-Roe status, we’ll at least have New York.
3. A Kickstarter campaign launched for the first ever Stripper Parade and Expo, which will take place in Vegas in August of this year. The weekend-long event includes a massive stripper pride parade in downtown Vegas, a giant pool party, a Stripper Showcase of off-pole talents, and a stripper-only industry expo that will include classes on how to be an entrepreneur, self care, finding sympathetic providers, and more. It’s the first adult industry event for strippers, instead of for their clients. How badass is that?
Not a bad start to 2019! See you next month for more of the best sex positive moments as we roll into 2019.