I certainly have my personal hit list–the qualities and characteristics that I find most alluring about the opposite sex–but as I head into the third year of planning for my World AIDS Day event, I must say, out of everything, I find awareness mad sexy. Awareness about education, awareness about social issues awareness about what is going on in the world…not just sports and music (although, per a recent twitter conversation, you need to be into music and sports for me to find you attractive, lol). However, ultimately, I find a man who is well versed about how to keep himself safe as well as those around him absolutely beautiful. Men who aren’t afraid of abstinence and are proud to wait for the right one. Men who aren’t afraid to say, no, we can’t do this without a condom. Men who will go with you to get that all important HIV test. Men who understand that awareness, especially when it comes to reproductive and sexual health is always a top priority and not an afterthought. Men who know how to lead in all aspects of their lives: spiritually, physically and mentally.
We need our men to support us. Join me on December 1st as we celebrate life and bring some awareness and education about HIV/AIDS in our community. This fight is still on…pretending it doesn’t exist will not make it go away. I hope to see every man in my life there, rocking a red tie in support:-)