Organization seeks to 're-ignite passion' needed to combat HIV/AIDS
Q-100's Melissa Carter to emcee public forum
Nearly one in five gay and bisexual men in a study of 21 U.S. cities has HIV with almost half of them not knowing their status, according to a new study published today by the Centers for Disease Control & Protection. And those hardest hit, according to the study, are men of color and men under the age of 30.
The Atlanta Cotillion fundraiser for AID Atlanta culminates tonight with the Cotillion Ball
Southern Bears is hosting a charity drive tonight at F.R.O.G.S. Cantina to benefit Jerusalem House’s General Resident Program.
Jerusalem House provides housing for homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV / AIDS.
The group will collect non-perishable food items, paper plates, napkins, toilet paper, towels for donation. Southern Bears will also accept a monetary donation that will be used to purchase much needed items. There will be a bin outside of F.R.O.G.S. for collection.
AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach hosts panel discussion on body image tonight
The Georgia Department of Community Health’s HIV Unit will host a town hall meeting on Friday, Sept. 24, to discuss ways to combat rising HIV / AIDS rates among gay and bisexual men.
There will be a panel discussion featuring out Q100 DJ Melissa Carter along with members of the DCH HIV Unit.
National AIDS Education Services & Minorities hosts the Prevention Pool Party today
With just a few weeks remaining in the race to be Queen of the Atlanta Cotillion, there is no clear front runner in the fundraising for AID Atlanta, making this year extra special.
“Things are going great. In some ways, this year seemed to get off to a slower start, but each class is different,” says Bryon Brown, Cotillion co-chair.
For example, this year’s class of debutantes — men who dress as women, but please don’t call it drag — didn’t hold as many pool parties to raise money, as in years past, Brown says.
Each fall welcomes a rush of activity, as the city of Atlanta switches gears and prepares for the return to school. Shopping malls are a hustle and bustle of parent’s and student’s trying to find that perfect first day outfit which will identify them as the right balance of scholarly and cool. Electronics fly off the shelves as families stock up on the latest and greatest in available calculators, computers and other gadgetry that are needed for today’s student. Doctor’s office waiting rooms are overflowing as students prepare for immunizations, sports physicals and routine checkups.
There is an excitement and tension that overtakes the city as we all prepare for the educational lessons that await us each fall.
Jeffrey Kalinsky’s annual gala benefits AIDS, breast cancer support