Long a hotbed of tech and medical industries as well as education, the Research Triangle is generally considered the most gay-friendly of North Carolina's urban regions. Wilmington and the surrounding Cape Fear region have a growing following among gay visitors, especially given the area's much-acclaimed reputation as a center of film production. One word about general nightlife, in both gay and non-gay establishments, in North Carolina: bear in mind that throughout the state many nightclubs and bars are licensed as "private clubs," meaning that visitors must buy a temporary membership, which is typically low cost. Nearly rivaling Atlanta as an economic powerhouse of the New South, fast-growing Charlotte boasts a formidable skyline of ultramodern office towers and is a bastion of commerce and banking it's headquarters to Bank of America and the main base of eastern operations for Wells Fargo. With a population of ,, it's also the 17th-largest city in America—technically, it's the largest in the Southeast, but if you measure the greater metro region, its population of 2. Conservative in style and politics, Charlotte has a comparatively limited gay scene for a city its size don't let its nickname, the "Queen City" , throw you off , and it's also less a leisure getaway than it is a common destination for business travelers.
CDC Programs At-A-Glance
Gay and Bisexual Men's Health Programs At-A-Glance | CDC
The police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis airport for allegedly looking to engage in gay sex wrote in his June report that he "recognized a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his foot up and down and swiped his hand underneath the bathroom stall in which the undercover cop was sitting, according to the police report. Those actions led to Craig's arrest by Detective Dave Karsnia and the senator's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge. Craig told reporters today that he did nothing inappropriate and said his guilty plea was a mistake. Public places like men's restrooms, in airports and train stations, truck stops, university libraries and parks, have long been places where gay and bisexual men, particularly those in the closet, congregate in order to meet for anonymous sex. In an effort to curb lewd acts in public — or as some gays argue, in an effort to persecute gay men — undercover police began sting operations in places known for sex soliciting and employed the same codes.
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The ETAC coordinates the multi-site evaluation, provides programmatic technical assistance to the demonstration sites, and leads publication and dissemination efforts of best practices and lessons learned. Grants for this initiative were awarded to the organizations listed below, and abstracts provide a brief description of each project. These grant recipients are funded from To link those who are HIV positive to care, a Linkage Navigation Specialist will provide customized materials and culturally-nuanced counseling and a personal escort to Mount Sinai Hospital for an initial medical visit.
CDC has many varied activities and programs to address the health and well-being of gay and bisexual men. CDC is committed to increasing HIV prevention awareness among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Among the CDC campaigns and initiatives are:. YOU should be doing it, too. These Awareness Days urge individuals to have open dialogue about HIV with partners, peers, and families.