Preacher Marvin K. White Speaks About Intentional Joy, Spirit, and Prophetic Placemaking for Black and Queer POC

This weekend, from August 25th to August 27th, allgo will be hosting a 3-day black LGBTQ queer arts revival “service” of poetry, church, performance, community, divinity, gospel house music, and storytelling. This Tent Revival features a star-studded list of brilliant black queer speakers, performers, poets, magic makers, and joy bringers. You can find a full list on our event page. …

Breaking Down the Language of HIV & PrEP

New HIV infections in the US continue to be on the rise, and like many other things, our QPOC communities continue to be disproportionately affected. With gay, bi, and queer men of color, and trans women of color being the most impacted by new infections. Recently, there have been an increasing amount of conversations about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), currently the …

What’s in your grocery bag? By Gbeda Tonya Lyles

Our bodies need food and water to continue to function.  Intuitively we know that all “food’ is not food. How do you shop for quality, nourishment, and longevity? More and more research shows that our food quality is diminishing from mass food production, insecticides, and hormone injections. In addition, good food is limited by pre-selected food availability, the quantity of …

Why preventative care matters to QPOC

The term ‘preventative care’ is often used when talking about health, but it’s never really talked about in depth. What is Preventative care? And why is it important to QPOC? Preventative care may be taking steps to care for yourself, or meeting with a healthcare provider, before you are sick or experiencing symptoms of sickness. By doing so, you may …

Walk, Roll, or Stroll with allgo

That time of the year is here again; registration is open for people to sign up to participate in the 30th annual AIDS Walk Austin! The AIDS Walk Austin is an annual gathering and walk that benefits ten local organizations in and around Austin which are providing services to people living with and affected by HIV. allgo, who has participated …

Managing Anger in a Time of Outrage

It is valid and expected and acceptable to feel rage and fury at the injustice and oppression in this world. The hatred and violence faced by black and brown queer people in recent times has been relentless and unforgivable. And all queer people of color face micro- and/or macro-aggressions on an everyday basis at this point, especially when social media …

Summer Skin Care

Summer is here and with it the intense summer heat and sun in Texas. As we spend time in community and enjoy get-togethers, it is important that we remember to take the time to care for and protect ourselves from the sun’s rays.Talking about sun skin health can be tricky, especially for people for color. Contrary to assumptions otherwise, black …

Female Condoms Moving to Prescription Only Model

In an interview and subsequent article that was released by thebody.com Veru Health, the makers of the FC2 condom, have announced that the FC2 (also known as female condoms, receptive condoms, or insertive condoms) will be moving over to a prescription based model. Setting the company up to create additional barriers between people and this sexual health option. With a …

4 Ways to Support Each Other Through Difficult Times

Often times, we turn to those around us for support during difficult times, and as community members, friends, and family, we come together and use our light and strength to help those around us to heal, and grow. It is important that we know how to help each other process and heal during times when healing is challenging, because only …

Positive Coping Strategies for Enduring Distress

While building strong self-care habits is important for long-term or overall mental wellness, they don’t happen overnight, and sometimes you need strategies that can be implemented right now. When we are in moments of distress, emotions and panic have a tendency to take over. In these moments, it’s helpful to acknowledge the feelings and then turn to coping skills—the strategies …