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People are outraged over the Illinois Department of Public Health’s bizarre ad campaign targeting gay men called “He’s the One.” And no, it’s not “He’s the one,” as in “Ooh la la, he’s Prince Charming” it’s “He’s the one, that will infect you.”
What was the ad campaign supposed to accomplish, and why did it even run in the first place, in a gay newspaper of all places?
Writer and oral historian E Patrick Johnson spent two years traveling the South to interview almost a hundred men for his extraordinary book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. He’s now briging these men’s stories to life with a theatrical adapation of the book.
Listen as we talk about the responsibility of performing these men’s powerful stories and on the unnerving use of slur words in books, films and theater.