True enough, there is a bit of a crisis when it comes to Black and Latino gay men being exposed to HIV/AIDS, but the unrealistic call for an end of the gay and the gay remix of sex is not going to help matters.
As the New York Times reports:
Nationally, when only men under 25 infected through gay sex are counted, 80 percent are black or Hispanic — even though they engage in less high-risk behavior than their white peers.
The prospects for change look grim. Critics say little is being done to save this group, and none of it with any great urgency.
“There wasn’t even an ad campaign aimed at young black men until last year — what’s that about?” said Krishna Stone, a spokeswoman for GMHC, which was founded in the 1980s as the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
Phill Wilson, president of the Black AIDS Institute in Los Angeles, said there were “no models out there right now for reaching these men.”
Federal and state health officials agreed that it had taken years to shift prevention messages away from targets chosen 30 years ago: men who frequent gay bars, many of whom are white and middle-class, and heterosexual teenagers, who are at relatively low risk. Funding for health agencies has been flat, and there has been little political pressure to focus on young gay blacks and Hispanics.
Reaching those men “is the Holy Grail, and we’re working on it,” said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of H.I.V. prevention at the C.D.C.
So it’s about a lack of push to reach the poor, gay Black and Latino men that is the crux of the problem. I’d love to see Fischer pitch in on that from, but I am pretty sure I should put my faith on a more plausible outcome. Say, Bryan Fischer passing on one day and ending up in a personal hell in which Jesus Christ looks exactly like RuPaul. Here’s hoping there is a Saint Peter and he greets this hateful somebody with, “You better werk.”