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Call to Action: Call on ABC’s “The View” to Retract Hosts’ Damaging Myths about African American Gay & Bisexual Men

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2010 at 3:39 am

UPDATE: The Black Aids Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition have joined GLADD to correct gross misinformation ref. black men.  HERE

Hughley and Shepherd tell big lie and here’s the proof.Remember, I told you back in 2007 that DL brothas were not the source, but Oprah, JL King and many others,to include black women, did a huge number demonizing down-low black males? Well, DL Hughley and Shepherd on The View continue the ignorance that’s pervasive within the black community.

Heterosexual black men with multiple sex partnersnot bisexual men who secretly have sex with men – are responsible for high rates of HIV among black women, according to a senior CDC official. “We have looked to see what proportion of infections is coming from male partners who are bisexual and found there are actually relatively few,” said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. “More are male partners who are having female partners and are injecting drugs or using drugs or have some other risks that may put those female partners at risk of acquiring HIV.” Black women make up 61 percent of all new HIV cases among women in the United States and have an HIV prevalence rate nearly 18 times that of white women. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for black women ages 25-34, and 80 percent of new cases are contracted through heterosexual contact.

TAKE ACTION NOW:

Call on “The View” to issue an on-air apology and correct Sherri Shepherd and D.L. Hughley’s misrepresentation of African American gay & bisexual men. This program reaches millions of viewers and ABC must ensure that its platforms are not used to perpetuate dangerous falsehoods that put our community in harm’s way.

ABC Contacts:

Brad Jamison, Vice President Corporate Initiatives
ABC Television Network
818-460-6120
Brad.Jamison@abc.com

Julie Hoover, Corporate Communications Vice President
ABC Television Network
(212) 456-6641
julie.t.hoover@abc.com

Bill Geddie, Executive Producer
ABC “The View”
(212) 456-0910
bill.geddie@abc.com

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