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Elliott recalls how he and Billie both lost their virginity in a movie theatre to the same young girl. The girl, Blanche attends the same church Elliott and his brother do. She is known as the neighborhood slut. Elliott and Billie had sex with Blanche on many occasions; Elliott admits to not using protection on one of the occasions. He believes that this is when Billie contracts the HIV/AIDS virus.

Listen: “The Man I Love”- Billie Holiday
Read: “Go Tell It on The Mountain” - James Baldwin


from Billie James Is Not Your Lover, released September 7, 2010



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