Monday, June 29, 2015

Love > Stigma, A Social Experiment

A historic win last week in terms of marriage equality.. but we still have hurdels to cross until we as a community can live, breath, and be truly equal. Part of our struggel is the pervasive stigma that makrs us and nothing epitomizes that stigma more than HIV.

An HIV-positive man named Janne conducted a social experiment to see if the negative stigma attached with HIV/AIDS still exists.

The Finnish native stood on the street with his eyes closed and arms out next to a sign that read, “I’m HIV-positive, touch me.”

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Love is louder than hate or stigma.

Positive Life: An HIV Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Fresno LGBT Community Center

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