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Wayne, Bruce, Troy, Greg, Marcus, John, Dominic … I remember their names. Beautiful men — mostly young, certainly too young to die. I remember their names and I will say their names on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

It is officially the holiday season. If black LGBTQ folks do not have it hard enough, we are about to embark on the exhausting, awkward and anxiety-provoking holiday season with our biological families. And despite all the cheer in the air, it can be extremely stressful for a lot of black queers, especially if you family does not know or doesn’t approve.

When I was growing up, my parents had one of those wall sayings you get from the Hallmark store tacked up in the house that read: “Raising kids is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.” At the time, I attributed it to corny parent humor; yet, lo and behold, a few decades later, I find myself appreciating its truth.

Transgender, non-binary, gender-nonconforming people and those questioning their identity are now being connected with job opportunities and access to critical resources and services at Mazzoni Center’s new weekly meet-up group.

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