HIV prevention educator and activist to visit Binghamton University


James L. King, a national HIV/STD prevention activist and educator will discuss sex, sexuality and health in the Black community at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in Lecture Hall 14 on the Binghamton University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

King specializes in the analysis of the behavior and lifestyles of African American men who have sex with men, but do not consider themselves gay, bisexual or homosexual—men on the “Down Low.”  He has been featured and quoted in national publications, including Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, and The New York Post.

King has made guest appearances on PBS, BET, CNN and The Discovery Network.

In his book, On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep With Men, King investigates a trend of same-sex partners in the black community, one that is causing health problems for the wives and girlfriends of bisexual men. King’s educational video, No More Secrets, No More Lies, has been critically acclaimed by HIV prevention professionals, and women across the nation.

King’s visit to the Binghamton University campus is sponsored by the Phi Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The event is being held as part of the sorority’s “May Week” celebration, which features activities and events demonstrating Delta Sigma Theta’s Five Point Thrust Program. The program focuses on Delta Sigma Theta’s commitment to economic and educational development, physical and mental health programming, and political involvement and awareness.

For more information, contact Tiffany Folks, president of Delta Sigma Theta, Pi Eta Chapter, at 607-624-5559.

Last Updated: 9/17/13