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Wedged snugly between two of the most popular gay bars on Santa Monica Boulevard is Block Party, the "gayest" store in West Hollywood, selling men's tank tops, swimwear and short shorts, party-themed cowboy hats and everything Pride from rainbow beanie babies to vivid striped jumpsuits. On this stretch of what is loosely considered Boystown in the historically gay city, these three doors are some of the last gay-owned and gay-oriented businesses after a steady march of mainstream restaurants, bars and other retail have moved in. Most of the other gay-owned clothing and retail owners have closed. Block opened Block Party in and has had retail businesses in West Hollywood for more than three decades. He points to new restaurants and bars up and down the street that operate out of the former sites of gay men's clothing stores.
Ed Buck, a Los Angeles man accused of forcibly injecting black gay men with fatal doses of drugs , targeted his victims for years without facing consequences, authorities have said. For the mother of one victim, it was clear how he got away with his crimes: LA law enforcement ignored evidence, rejected the stories of the black gay men who tried to speak up, and turned away families fighting for justice. We gave her all of the evidence.
We do this by interpreting public and private sector HIV policies, conducting trainings, offering technical assistance, disseminating information and providing advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. From national in-person training and webinars, to a timely focus on Black healthcare access, we have a holistic approach to fighting the epidemic. The Black Healthcare Access program works to ensure that Black Americans are educated about the Affordable Care Act, how this national health policy has worked for our communities and our need to fight for continued coverage. The Black Treatment Advocates Network BTAN is the only collaboration of its kind that links Black Americans with HIV into care and treatment, strengthens local and national leadership, connects influential peers, raises HIV science and treatment literacy in Black communities and advocates for policy change and research priorities.