Laura Cheevers, Kwan Barkley, Michael Sam discussed on CBS Weekend News Roundup
Is Pride Month. And in this week's Kaleidoscope, we take a look at Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who came out this week as gay. Here's CBS News correspondent Mola Leng. Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib says he has agonized over this moment for the last 15 years. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally felt comfortable enough to get it off my chest, although other players have come out as gay after retiring, Nassib will be the first openly gay active NFL athlete to play in a regular season. In a statement accompanying the video, he said, I stand on the shoulders of giants, incredible people who have paved the way for me to have this opportunity. The 28 year old also announced he's donating $100. $1000 to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention Organization for LGBTQ youth. He is an inspiring figure now for so many LGBT two young people CEO of Met, Paley said. Nassib is sending a message to others. I hope people will see this announcement and feel motivated to say we need to create a world where everyone can play sports when they want to, regardless of their sexual orientation or their change your identity fellow players like, say, Kwan Barkley, J. J. Watt in Solomon, Thomas or Among the NFL stars showing their support online. I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process or just not necessary. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell echoed Nassib, saying the league shares his hope that someday soon statements like his Will no longer be newsworthy. I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I'm gonna do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting that's compassionate. NASA will be the first openly gay athlete to take the field in the regular season as we mentioned, but you might remember Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team back in 2014 when he was picked By the ST Louis Rams never ended up making a team never took the field of played in the regular season. But it was certainly a seminal moment for the league in for pro sports back then Sam tweeting his support, saying, Thank you for owning your truth. For those who don't define themselves along traditional gender lines, something so simple as getting a haircut can be stressful. CBS is Laura Podesta's in Brooklyn, New York. Where one shop wants to take that stress away. Brean Patrice has not always felt comfortable in a barbershop, where a woman getting a buzz cut is not the norm. My last barbershop honestly, truly was predominantly straight men. Patrice, who identifies as sexually fluid says that camera ready cuts in Brooklyn, New York. She can be herself. I didn't feel like I had to come in here and like you put on a faith or like I wasn't going to be accepted in any kind of way It came out of the frustrations and needs of of of my friends. Owner Kane tells me they were inspired to create a space where clients didn't have to explain why they want to look a certain way. Photos on the wall show a variety of haircuts that aren't specific to anyone. Gender writer and speaker Roxanne Gaye gets her edges trimmed by Kane every three months to you as a haircut. More than a haircut. Absolutely, because I think that when you feel good in your body, it allows you to be more confident, and it allows you to be more open to the world. This movement is growing nationwide, a nonprofit group called Strands for Trans Pinpoints barber shops throughout the country where trans people can feel welcome. They're space, Um, for you, wherever it is that you want to be. Cain hopes to expand her work by opening a school where barbers will be trained in inclusivity. Laura Podesta, CBS News, Brooklyn, New York. There are about 1.2 million people in the United States with HIV, and there are many people who have it, but they don't know it. NATIONAL HIV Testing Day is on June 27th a day to encourage people to go and get tested doctor Laura Cheevers, a physician and associate administrator for the HIV AIDS Bureau, at the Health Resources and Services Administration. She joins us today to talk about just how important this is. I want to begin by taking a look back Many years ago, HIV was A very deadly diseases carried a big stigma as well. But treatments have come quite a long way. Absolutely. When I first started working on HIV in 1990 most people that were diagnosed head about six months on average to live today, if someone is diagnosed and started a medication and take them every day, they can live in near normal life stand with HIV, and by being on medications that are effective. They can prevent further transmission of HIV to other people, So it's really important both for the patient and for their loved ones to get tested on treatment. Treatments have come a long way. Talk about people's perceptions towards HIV. Has that changed through the years Have we made any progress there years and years ago, young boy named Ryan White acquired HIV and all he wanted to do with the rest of his life was to go to school, and he was not allowed to do that in his community, even though we know HIV is not casually transmitted, and I have to say that the stigma about HIV really persist today. Not quite that badly, but people still do not have a good understanding that HIV is not easily transmissible its main Through sex in the United States, and people can live a long, healthy life with HIV. What about treatments for those in underserved communities? Maybe those without health insurance as well. Is there a way that they can get tested early on so they can have a shot at living a long life? Yes, So the theme of National HIV Testing Day this year is my test my way, which really emphasizes there are lots of different ways and places to get tested for HIV, including in the home or preferred location for some Testing. Obviously, you can also do get HIV tested in your health department or in your doctor's office. The other important thing to remember is that we have the Ryan White HIV AIDS program in the U. S. The national program that funds HIV care and treatment for people who can't afford to get it on their own. So who should be getting tested? Doctor Shiver. So the C D. C recommends an HIV test at least once in a lifetime for everyone in the U. S. That is between the ages of 13 and 64 that said, for people that have had new sexual partners since their last test, particularly if you don't know your sexual partners sexual history, you should get retested. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease so people that are having sex with other people are at risk of HIV. Are you finding that the numbers of people getting tested for HIV dropped in the past year when we were dealing with this pandemic? Did covid cause a big setback in that? Yes, so we definitely had fewer tests being done in the typical locations during coach By 30% or more in many locations towards the end of last year, the CDC was able to get up and really expand their self testing initiative. So people that want to get tested can go to the CDCs Web page covid in HIV and get information and guidance on self testing, including their ability to order a self test. We talked about the big number at the beginning about 1.2 million people here in the United States have HIV, but a very startling number is the amount of people that Have it are living with it and are pretty much unaware of it. Right. So this is a critical part of getting tested of the 1.2 million people in the United States who have HIV about 13% don't know They have it and need to get tested. That's about one in eight people today, so we've made some progress. We need to continue to have people get tested. Many people getting tested don't consider themselves at risk. But if you've had sex with other people you are at risk for HIV National HIV Testing Day is June 27th up next, The Biden administration acknowledges they won't hit their vaccination goal. We don't see it exactly like.