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  1. Jason says

    Associating homsexuality with HIV is homophobic in itself. Zachary Thompson of Dallas County Health appears to have made both a racial and
    homophobic comment by associating race and homosexuality with HIV.

    It’s the promiscuity, stupid. HIV has got nothing to do with being black or homosexual.

  2. oldster says

    A reminder to Ms. Hill:

    when I was a kid, billboards (and pretty much all advertising) never depicted people who looked JUST LIKE HER.

    Progress, Ms. Hill, progress.

  3. Eric Gonzalez says

    Contact her office and express your displeasure in her highly disgusting outrage over a very serious concern: Councilmember Vonciel Jones Hill
    City of Dallas
    Council District 5
    1500 Marilla Street, Room 5FN
    Dallas, Texas 75201-6390
    Phone: (214) 670-0777
    Fax: (214) 670-5117
    Email: voncieljoneshill@gmail.com

  4. HadenoughBS says

    Another one of the thousands of homophobic bigoted politicians who populate local, state and federal government elected offices from here in the Great Rethuglican State of Texas (but, hey, Christianist right wingers, the times they are a-changin’ [thanks to the state’s evolving ethnic demographics])!!

  5. The Milkman says

    What we have failed to grasp is that Miss Vonciel understands completely the issue of HIV epidemic status among gay/MSM black men. She just doesn’t care. She feels that chronic illness or death are the wages of sin that these men have brought on themselves, and it’s the job of “respectable” straight people to make their lives as difficult and unpleasant and isolated as possible. In the name of Jesus.

    To quote Woody Allen, if Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.

  6. QJ201 says

    Since trolling and personal attacks are acceptable on here.

    @Jason. Sorry but there is a connection between homosexual behavior and HIV in the US. Your argument as is that of Ms. Council Dimwit is why we have never been able to curtail HIV in the good ol USA.

    To say “this group has high rates of HIV infection and we should do better prevention” somehow is stigmatized, racist and homophobic?

  7. Jason says

    QJ201,

    There is no connection between the homosexual act and HIV. There is no connection between the homosexual identity and HIV. However , there IS a connection between extreme promiscuity and HIV.

    The word “homosexual” can be put in front of many things. Use it carefully. Loose phraseology plays into the hands of our enemies..

  8. MikeBoston says

    It is how homosexuals are created.

    I was walking down the street when I was 15 and saw a billboard with 2 men on it. Immediately, I said to myself, ‘I want to do a dude’ and that was it – I was converted and I skipped off to Sodom. It had never occurred to be me before I saw the billboard.

    How stupid is this woman?

  9. PhillyJoe says

    It is not a homophobic sign!?!?

    It is a targeted advert to encourage gay folks to get tested. And no matter how one slices it – gay folks should be encouraged – strongly encouraged – to get tested. jeez

  10. Frank says

    Actually Jason. Unfortunately receptive anal sex is the highest risk activity for transmission of HIV. That’s just a fact. This is an activity that more gay men take part in when having sex, as apposed to straight men. Additionally, there are less of us gay men, so that increases the chances that you might encounter someone with HIV. I know a large number of straight men who never use condoms and the biggest concerns on their minds usually turns out to be whether or not they will get someone pregnant. While in the gay community wearing a condom could mean the difference between life and death. Four of my friends are HIV positive, two of them got it while they were in what they though were committed relationships, so it’s not always about promiscuity.

  11. Francis #1 says

    She probably would love to see black MSM dead so not surprised she’s upset with this billboard. She also has brought attention to a situation (rising HIV rates with MSM in general and especially black MSM) in Dallas and countrywide that needs it, so in a way, she’s doing the organization behind this billboard a major favor.

  12. Rick says

    You know what the most pathetic thing about this story is? That black gay men will do absolutely nothing to challenge her publicly…..and that if white gay men do, they will attack them as “racists” for doing so.

    In all seriousness, if black gay men really do not care about the homophobia in their own community–or are too cowardly to take it on–why should the rest of us care about it or them?

    Is there even such a thing as a black gay male activist? (by which I do not mean RuPaul). Can anybody name one of any significance? Seriously. I have never seen one on any talk show or at any gay rights rally or protest (at least not in speaking role or leadership role)…and it certainly cannot be because the Far Left-oriented whites who drive such events would not desperately like to display racial “diversity” in such forums.

  13. Derrick from Philly says

    “Is there even such a thing as a black gay male activist? (by which I do not mean RuPaul). Can anybody name one of any significance? Seriously. I have never seen one on any talk show or at any gay rights rally…”

    Ask Keith Boykin that question.

  14. Derrick from Philly says

    “You overlay black-stupid with Texas-stupid and you’ve got some serious stupid goin’ on down there.

    Posted by: Derrick In Philly ”

    What about white stupid that can’t get my posting right for imitation.

    Rick/David Hagatha Hearne, you are quite silly sometimes.

  15. SFshawn says

    I’m ‘outraged’ that she isn’t in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant like all ‘good’ women who know their place should be! STFU you stupid,ignorant woman.

  16. Rick says

    LIsten you liberal effeminates, when I ask a question I don’t expect you to give me actual answers. In fact, don’t give me answers. I hate when you do that, and then I’m forced to continue moving goalposts.

    I don’t like to remember that Bayard Rustin existed, nor any other strong and empowered gay people. I’m a closet case, and I like to blame everyone else for my inability to come out.

    After all, I like to complain about a lack of examples of gay men like myself yet I also, in the very same breath, give every pathetic excuse in the book to not show who I am and live by my own example.

    You know, like how I’ll call many gay men wimps for not doing things yet even here online I can only make my stupid posts from a place of complete anonymity.

    The point is I’m a sad lonely unloved man and I’d have killed myself on sunday but the last thing I want to do is anything that would my my own dad remotely happy.

  17. Jonna the Woodswoman says

    Rick – you’re a really dumb bigot. There have been plenty of black gay activists, you just don’t notice them because you’re a dumb bigot. Shut up, you’re embarrassing yourself

  18. Belthazar says

    Deserves a re-post:

    “What we have failed to grasp is that Miss Vonciel understands completely the issue of HIV epidemic status among gay/MSM black men. She just doesn’t care. She feels that chronic illness or death are the wages of sin that these men have brought on themselves, and it’s the job of “respectable” straight people to make their lives as difficult and unpleasant and isolated as possible. In the name of Jesus. – Milkman”

  19. MateoM says

    David Hearne/Rick/Jason/Alan Brickman is just one pathetic racist, misogynist, homophobic and just plain stupid troll with literally nothing better to do with his time than troll Towleroad. How sad. How irritating. How repulsive. I’m amazed he has the strength to keep on living when his life is such a waste.

  20. MateoM says

    Also, notice Jason posted the same exact “Associating homsexuality with HIV is homophobic in itself” comment all over the linked page’s comments section, and was thoroughly dismissed as a crazy loser by those people as well. Jason, otherwise known as jasons0660. What a fracking loser.

  21. Chevytexas says

    ?” Well she has been reminding the City, usually out of context –“Bridges? You know I’m a minister, and I’m not down wirh gays…” — but she is one of 14 city council members. She’s batshit. That said, our new public health officer, also African American, is rational, a scientist and he’s getting goid marks for normalizing health, from hiv to west nile. He’s our activist.

  22. millerbeach says

    Why would I listen to someone who can’t even control the amount of food she shoves down her throat? Hey, Jones Hill, you’re a fat pig. Plus, you are ugly, inside and out. I am outraged you think you even have an original thought. I doubt you do. Go back to the kitchen and eat some more food. Work on that waistline, sweetie…you are a heart attack waiting to happen. Oh, and good luck with all that hate in your heart.

  23. Two Dads says

    How do you LGBT in Texas ALLOW this hateful, homophobic MONSTER to have such an influential position as a city councilmember? HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? After she’s made years upon years of awful homophobic comments and actions.

    WHY ARE LGBT IN TEXAS NOT PURSUING AN OPPONENT TO RUN AGAINST HER? helloooo? Is our community always going to continue to be on the sidelines and wait for change to happen in regard to these brutally homophobic politicians? Ousting them is easier said than done. Find a qualified candidate and pour resources in supporting them. Less cocktail parties and more ACTION

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