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Interview with Director of HIV prevention

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Hi Kevin, I know you can't edit your post, but would love to hear a couple details in the comments section about your interview and what stood out to you!

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Hello Ashley thanks for the comments. When I wrote this up or more accurately transcribed I didn't want to interpret what was being said. As we are a group working on this common goal I wanted them to read the information and each draw there own ideas. However now what has stood out to me in all the interviews I have done is the lack of information being provided towards and LGBTQ community through public school. They seem to not want to touch the subject. However fortunately with community centers like this one here in NYC they are really picking up where they school system fails. I'm a bit older but still vaguely recall sex ed it was awkward there was a stigma to it. It seems the more it shunned the more we learn through unhealthy practices (ie porn, experimentation without knowledge, and so on). So my thoughts on the community center is what a privileged NYC is to have a facility like this. I also love that it doesn't stop at NYC people are contacting from around the world with questions and concerns. I would also go to say what stood out the most is they want the people to have a vested interest and so they approach it just like that.

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Thanks Kevin for sharing! I look forward to seeing how your insights take shape, especially applying some of these insights to a global context around creative models for sexual and reproductive health education for the LGBTQAI community.