An Advocacy Blogger Slammed For Blogging About HIV Awareness

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We have seen it all when it comes to cyberbullying on different social media platforms. We have seen plenty of blank profiles with the audacity to malign and give harsh comments on posts, and even attacking people, online. But the cousins of social media, the hookup apps and dating apps, have its own counterparts.

Just recently, an advocacy blogger was slammed by another member on Grindr for being an HIV awareness blogger. Check the exchange of messages below:

 

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Some netizens were quick to react regarding the exchange of messages. Some medical staff and other advocates aired their sides. Some of which include:

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Some even pointed out how self-stigmatizing the gay community is especially in causes like HIV awareness and the taboo that it entails.

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Others claim that perhaps the issue turned an ember to a fire because it happened in a gay dating app.

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While one gave a piece of advice to just answer the question fair and square. Darling, please get to know more about confidentiality from the RA 11166 (formerly known as RA 8504).

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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!.Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!
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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!. Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!