What’s The Word?

April 24, 2012 By steggie

What do you think of when you think of HIV and AIDS? Do you see pictures from the 80s – pictures of men in hospitals, of newspaper headlines, of ACT UP marches? Most of us do. But contrary to popular belief, HIV rates are actually rising again in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. In fact, men who have sex with men are the only group in the US in which infections have been rising so steadily since the 90s, according to the CDC. We can stop this, though, by stepping out of our complacency and breaking the stigma that’s been holding us back.

That’s why we’re proud to recognize and support our ally AltaMed as they host two great community events.

illusionzIllusionZ is a fun monthly event of performances, music, and dancing. This month’s Spring Fling Show will feature a drag show. They’ll be offering free rapid HIV testing all night. And it’s free. What’s not to love?

Thursday, April 26th, 8 to 9:30pm

512 S. Indiana St., East Los Angeles, 90063

For more information, call 323.307.0195.

whats the wordWhat’s the Word in East Los is a community festival with LGBT vendors, an open mic, and live performances. Free HIV testing, free admission, and free giveaways.

Sunday, April 29th, 11am to 3pm

512 S. Indiana St., East Los Angeles, 90063

For more information, call 323.307.0195.
 
 
 
We’re excited to support these efforts to promote education, testing, and safer sex lifestyles for underserved LGBT people, and to create environments where we can be ourselves and have fun without stigma. We hope you’ll join us.

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3 Responses to “What’s The Word?”

April 25, 2012 at 3:57 am, James said: Awesome! I'll be sure to check it out and spread the word. Thanks, EQCA and AltaMed. I'm definitely overdue for testing and this encourages me to get it done! Who doesn't love a good Drag show?!?!

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April 26, 2012 at 7:50 am, SoCal Queer Events said: [...] 8-9:30pm Hosted by AltaMed at 512 S. Indiana St, East LA For more info, call 323.307.0195 or visit event website. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. from → Uncategorized ← Gendqueer [...]

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April 29, 2012 at 5:58 am, Community gathering « SoCal Queer Events said: [...] 11am-3pm Hosted by AltaMed at 512 S. Indiana St, East LA For more info, call 323.307.0195 or visit event website. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. from → Uncategorized ← “In the [...]

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