Accelerate! Making Sex Ed Relevant

The ISRC has recently been awarded a grant through ViiV Healthcare to develop and implement a sexuality education curriculum for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) and their providers in Baltimore, Maryland and Jackson, Mississippi. Sexuality education programming for BMSM has typically focused primarily on HIV prevention and treatment, failing to address the complex realities and support the lives of the men in these cities. With an ultimate aim to increase the overall health and well-being of BMSM, this curriculum will take a holistic approach to sexuality education, covering a vast array of topics ranging from sexual pleasure to discrimination to navigating medical and legal systems and beyond. In addition, this project will include an online component, enabling community members to connect with one another and relevant information to reach the people that want and need it.

For additional information about the project, please contact Javontae L. Williams at