AIDS online forum to be launched

Published: February 16, 2011

Living Out Loud! will be launched within the next two months and according to Corbin Gordon, project manager of the programme, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT), people 15 to 29 years of age will be able to access culturally relevant information on not just computers but smartphones as well.

The website will ensure accessibility for persons who prefer to keep their identities under wraps.

"Not every lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person will be comfortable to utilise the services offered by the few organisations who are responsive to their needs. Lots of persons are very keen on protecting their identity," Gordon told The Gleaner yesterday.

"As a result it is important that we find creative ways for those who we consider as hard to reach persons among the population," he added.

Gordon noted that six peer educators are being hired, as part of the online forum, and will provide information on HIV/AIDS transmission, treatment, human rights, gender identity and sexual orientation.

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