Justin B. Terry-Smith

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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Activist, Student, Author, & Advice Columnist
Location Laurel, Maryland, United States
Introduction My name is Justin B Terry-Smith, I'm a Black Gay man living in Laurel, Maryland and I am HIV+. I've decided to share my story because I feel it's important that people who have unprotected sex know what they might be getting themselves into. People have asked me why I am doing this, why have I put my personal business out like this. I tell them it is to help educate people, to make them aware and to make them think twice about having unprotected sex. This is my personal journey that needs to be told to help the community. HIV is neither glamorous or a rite of passage. Watch the Journal and think twice. In the words of Pedro Zamora, "I'm not dying. I'm living with it"
Interests Well here we are living in a world of misunderstandings, perceptions and assumptions. Its time to change. Let's us try to love one another despite differences. Whether we are Black, White, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Gay Straight, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, etc. Now is the time for understanding and tolerance. We need to understand that those of us that want change need to come together and speak up and be heard. With the future comes change. Change in our society, culture and hearts. Issues like Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption, Don't Ask, Don't Tell etc are issues that need to be addressed either through peaceful civil disobedience, writing to officials, voting, and media coverage and exposure.
Favorite Movies ID4, Get Real, Brother to Brother, Ski Trip, X-Men 3, Mean Girls, Threesome, Ferris Bueller's Day Office, Serial Mom, The Breakfast Club, Brother to Brother, The DL Chronicles, Paris is Burning, Coffee Date, Noah's Arc, Long Time Companion, AND ANYTHING 80's. MOMMIE DEAREST
Favorite Music R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rap, Classical, The Blues, and Pop
Favorite Books Passion Marks, A Deeper Blue Passion Marks II, The Messiah, Flesh To Flesh, My Man My Boyz, A Private Affair, Invisible Life, Just As I Am, And This Too Shall Pass, If This World Were Mine, Abide With Me, Not A Day Goes By, Any Way the Wind Blows, A Love Of My Own, What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted – A Memoir, I Say a Little Prayer, Just Too Good To Be True

You forgot your mom's birthday! What can you make out of super glue and olive pits?

Propose on the plane and say,"The jump that we're about to take together is so important that I don't want to take it without a symbol that we belong to each other".