We may as well have been sitting on our own front porch, or behind the doors of a reserved conference room the way we acted. We three went on as if we had all day to arrive at our destination, a sure understanding of what was happening, and the significance of it all.
But it was 2 o’ clock in the morning, Monday morning, and I didn’t know about James or the sexy one whose name I forgot, but I had to be at work by 10 a.m. Less than one hour ago, we were children, playing the way children play when they know no adults are watching. Our bodies were possessed by the funk filling our asses, our loins, our minds and our hearts, pumping at once, like one hot cell pulsing with pleasure. We were inside the spirit in the dark.
After a year of strategic planning for the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act, AID Atlanta is ready to move on to its next stage of fulfilling its mission of serving some 50,000 people each year on a $7.6 million budget.
A committee is in place and a national and local search is underway to hire a permanent CEO who has a passion for heading up an organization that serves people with HIV/AIDS and is also knowledgeable about the health care system and the implications of what will happen when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect Oct. 1. AID Atlanta administrators plan to have the new CEO by January.
As a sexually active gay man, Edric Figueroa gets tested for HIV every three months. As the Gay Outreach Program coordinator for AID Atlanta, he's working with others to get as many people tested as possible.
Last year, AID Atlanta tested nearly 7,000 people for HIV. This year for National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Figueroa and others will be out at various locations throughout Atlanta offering free HIV tests. Being visible is part of educating people about knowing their status, Figueroa said.
AID Atlanta will be at Underground Atlanta from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on National HIV Testing Day.
Now in its 12th year, Atlanta Cotillion is turning its old fundraising format on its crown.
The group has ditched the drag debutantes, tiaras and season-ending black-tie ball in favor of year-round team fundraising and a more inclusive annual bash to raise money for its longtime beneficiary, AID Atlanta.
In January 2013, event chair Darrell Burke, former chair John McGuirk and several past debs decided on an all-new format that kicks off with the group's "Cirque de Nuit," an avant-garde ball June 8 in the Historic Hangar of the Delta Heritage Museum.
The 23rd annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run will take place Sunday, Oct. 20, at the traditional Piedmont Park location, event organizers announced today. Last year's event raised $940,000 to help support several local HIV/AIDS organizations.
Some 10,000 walkers and runners are expected to participate in this year's event, billed as the largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event in the Southeast.
“AID Atlanta is excited to embark on our 23rd annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run campaign,” Cathy Woolard, interim executive director of AID Atlanta, said in a prepared statement. “The event brings a diverse group together in support of those living with HIV/AIDS, education and prevention to reduce new infections and a forum to remember those we have lost to the disease. We are most grateful to those who raise funds to support the campaign; the funds make it possible for us to continue our necessary work in metro Atlanta where the rate of HIV infection continues to rise.”
Talk about sexy. In less than 20 seconds the folks at AID Atlanta's Evolution Project and Eight Peace Productions have spliced together several steamy scenes between two men that will definitely leave you wanting to know more.
The trailer is for a short film titled "Pause" to premiere on YouTube on March 13 at 6 p.m. It "tells four intertwining tales of connection, sex and decisions."