I agree with Beverley Knight, Having lost a member of my immediate family to HIV in exactly the same way she lost her friend. I have learnt from the whole experience more importantly I have seen how ignorant the black community can be on such a sensitive subject. It should not be seen as a taboo or any thing to be ashamed of its a disease that effects millions of people regardless of their sexuality and black people need to be re educate them selves and so do the Artists who are reinforcing the wrong messages as ignorance is a far worse disease.
I also agree with Ms Knight that there is a lot of homophobia from black artist. Although I was very delighted to hear that black gay artists such as Mz Fontaine will be performing this month being October for Black History Month and that this has been acknowledge not by the usual gay clubs but by one of the London Boroughs. CONGRATULATIONS Mz Fontaine for being black and gay and singing out about homophobia. I shall be supporting you at this upcoming event on 15TH OCT 2006 at THE SHAW THEATRE 7PM and hope the rest of the LGBT community come along to to show their support.