Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bisexual author Khafre Abif featured in Poz Magazine

Black bisexual author Khafre Abif is featured in this June's Poz magazine. Poz is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Khafre Abif spoke to Poz about his groundbreaking anthology, Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens: Prayers, Poems & Affirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS, saying,
“For some time, I have been struggling with the question of ‘To what community do I belong?’” says Abif, an Atlanta-based father of two, who found out he had HIV in 1991. “I think I’ve received more stigma around being bisexual than I have being positive.”

Abif didn’t come out about either his sexuality or his status until 2005, about the same time he started out as an activist. The former librarian has since blogged for The Body and appeared in several HIV documentaries, among a variety of other advocacy projects.

“For me, it is not enough to be tolerated. I need to be loved and respected,” he says. - Read more at poz.com
We salute you Khafre and all other men, women and gender non conforming people living with HIV!

Know someone who's a long-term survivor living with HIV? 
Nominate them for the 2015 Poz 100!
"POZ is seeking nominations for the 2015 POZ 100. Established in 2010, the POZ 100 recognizes individuals and organizations that are committed to ending the HIV epidemic.
This year’s list will celebrate individuals making a difference today in the fight against HIV/AIDS who became HIV positive in 1995 or earlier. Nominees must submit a hi-res photo and be willing to have their name and photo appear in POZ magazine and on POZ.com. Early deadline for nominations is August 7, 2015. "

Don't forget to check out bi+ ally Mark S. King's great essay, "Surviving Life Itself" too! Mark runs www.myfabulousdisease.com and is interested in publishing stories from anyone living with HIV who's a member of the bi+ community on his blog!

Please leave your name and email in the comments or email binetusa@binetusa.org for information about how to sign up to write a piece or be interviewed about your experiences!