Lil Nas X Uses Her Baby Registry To Raise Money For HIV Awareness
The launch of Lil Nas X’s highly anticipated debut album “Montero” once again proves the 22-year-old pop star is America’s premier Internet virologist. Our favorite sequin-clad rap cowboy has decided that the outing, which includes features from Miley Cyrus, Elton John, and Megan Thee Stallion, has left him pregnant with possibilities. So naturally, he booked an exclusive interview and photoshoot with People magazine to reveal his baby bump.
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With a wreath of flowers, a bouquet of white roses and a charming smile, he cradled his “womb” as the internet collapsed around him. The album is due out on Friday. On Wednesday, he released his baby shower video (no one showed up!) And Thursday he was “in labor”.
As the hype surrounding her “pregnancy” was at its height, the celebrity, who is gay, released her Baby Registry: a list of 13 LGBTQ and HIV advocacy organizations that fans should support.
What’s in the Mirror, an Austin organization that “works to end HIV and mental health stigma through culture-affirming art, advocacy and care,” is included in the summary.
âBeing included in the Lil Nas X registry is invaluable visibility for our work to raise awareness of HIV prevention and treatment in the black and queer community,â Tarik Daniels, group executive director, said in a statement. âThe funds her fans donate will accelerate our nonprofit organization’s plan to overcome the stigma that leads to new infections.â
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The founders of What’s in the Mirror see HIV as an issue of social justice and racial justice. “The three groups most affected by HIV are black gay men, black cisgender women and transgender women of color,” said a statement from the organization.
They hope to overcome some of the structural barriers that lead to high infection rates by amplifying the message that HIV treatment and prevention strategies, such as frequent testing and pre-exposure medications, are very effective.
Like their pop star champion, the association is also trying to break down the faith-based stigma around homosexuality which it says contributes to the spread of HIV.