We were honored to join with GALAEI, Philly's Queer [email protected] Social Justice organization, on Monday, June 12 for their community BBQ in memory and recognition of the 49 lives taken at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last year.
It was an opportunity to gather in love and community with fellow service providers, friends and community members, to affirm the importance of safe spaces and of supporting vulnerable members of our communities, particularly LGBTQ people of color.
On June 12, 2016, Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was hosting their weekly "Latin Night." The venue was packed with patrons – gay and straight, young and older – from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and elsewhere. About 320 people were inside the club when at 2:02 a.m. a shooter entered the building and opened fire. The ordeal went on for three hours before the gunman was brought down by police.
49 people were lost and 68 were injured others in the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ Read more...
The incoming Congress has made removing health care and health protections for millions of people one of its first priorities. More than 1.1 million people gained coverage in PA through the Affordable Care Act, including nearly 700,000 people that benefited from Medicaid Expansion.
Note: this post was written by Maurice McCants-Pearsall, MBA, who serves as a project coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office , and originally appeared in the special 2016 World AIDS Day issue of the Philadelphia Gay News. We thought it was a terrific overview of the CLUB Read more...
October 15 is National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This observance is more important than ever, as we know from a recent CDC report that Latinx and/or Hispanics accounted for 1 in 4 (24%) new HIV infections in 2014. Many factors contribute to the incidence of HIV, including barriers to accessing health care and health insurance, fear, stigma, xenophobia, and misinformation.