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Greg Venton
Greg Venton
Jussie Alan
Jussie Alan


ashe JT Paris Justin W Fariscucu
Ashe JT Paris Justin Fariscucu
Mario G Justin R sean_m Michael S Timothy H
Mario Justin Sean Michael Timothy
Glen Q Walter R jamalik charly meico
Glenn Walter JaMalik Charly Meico
David king david coleman lestian percival
David King David Lestian Percival
jasan 200px Phill-wilson Gerald Garth Aunsha with Monet Josh Polk
Jasan Phill Gerald Aunsha Josh

INSTAGRAM STORYTELLING SERIES: To highlight life experiences of Black gay/same gender loving/bi-sexual/self-identified trans men, we will launch our Instagram storytelling series "In The Life." Featured daily through 30 Days of HIV, these stories aim to defy the stereotypes surrounding men of color and highlight their lives in their own words.

Participant Criteria

  • 18 years and older
  • Black
  • Male/Trans Male/Male Identified
  • Gay/same gender loving, bisexual
  • Open to staff and volunteers of community-based organizations, federal/state government, other organizations serving Black communities
  • Living in the United States
  • Consent to have image and story, or video, shared on the Black AIDS Institute's digital platforms, primarily, though not limited to, Instagram
  • Not required to be HIV+ or disclose your HIV status

Guidelines For Submission

  • A 100-word story + 2 related photos. Or a video LESS than 60 secs
  • Photo story example: Humans Of New York shares photo stories that show people's experiences in that moment
  • If you are on Instagram, please include your IG handle (profile name) in your email
  • Email to:
  • Note: Black AIDS Institute reserves the right to edit language appropriate for our audiences prior to posting