I Hope Many Here Celebrated World AIDS Day (12/1)

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    Dec 02, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    We had Margaret Cho lead our candlelight parade here in Wilton Manors, Florida. I just watched, couldn't walk yet after my surgery.

    Lots of pics taken of me and my partner by gay community photographers, hope some of them are usable. Will post then here when we get some sent to us.

    Did your community recognize world AIDS day in some way? Please post your pics here.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 02, 2011 7:55 AM GMT
    I gave up responding to chats with expectations long ago but since you're the Barny Franks of this domain, in a good way, I'm hoping you can guide us realjockers in funneling our money to the right research projects. We have pain and remorse and hope, but where do we send the money to make it better?
  • dfrourke

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    Dec 02, 2011 8:11 AM GMT
    Donating money is nice...but donating your time...now that's a commitment...get involved...and invest your time back in your community...that is where we will see the most results...

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    Dec 02, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    There was a poorly attended luncheon here that I did not go to after a rather disastrous and embarassing trainwreck of a media op at the AIDSPEI office that got disrupted rather badly.

    Fortunately my name did not go up on screen, but none of the correct preaproved messages got delivered as this idiot interrupted. and interfered with things from the moment I arrived. I just stayed away from the luncheon because thecameras were going to be there again.

    Unfortunately mine was a party of four which would have been there so that would have boosted attendance by 30% right there. So it might have looked less sparse.

    I was pretty disappointed with the lack of communication at the office that resulted in such chaos.







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    Dec 02, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Attended an observance led by the Episcopal bishop of Newark and reception at which grants from Episcopal Response to AIDS for parish-based HIV/AIDS ministries and programs for next year were announced. I won a door prize, too!

    Turn-out could have been bigger. We'll do a better job promoting it next year.

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    Dec 03, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidThere was a poorly attended luncheon here that I did not go to after a rather disastrous and embarassing trainwreck of a media op at the AIDSPEI office that got disrupted rather badly.

    Fortunately my name did not go up on screen, but none of the correct preaproved messages got delivered as this idiot interrupted. and interfered with things from the moment I arrived. I just stayed away from the luncheon because thecameras were going to be there again.

    Unfortunately mine was a party of four which would have been there so that would have boosted attendance by 30% right there. So it might have looked less sparse.

    I was pretty disappointed with the lack of communication at the office that resulted in such chaos.

    Where was this? At this moment your profile is hidden.

    And was this "idiot" someone from the group itself, or an outside disruptor?
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    Dec 03, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    Must say that I didn't know about 'World AIDS Day' and didn't see much about it on the news. Sad really. This deserves much more attention.
  • jarthon

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    Dec 03, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    Got an outside HIV testing provider to come to campus to do free testing for 3 hours. Got about 50 people tested during that time. Plus we were screening HIV-related documentaries and held a candlelight vigil. Poor attendance for the events but that's campus a week and a half before finals!
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    Dec 03, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    A video for WAD produced by the Chicago Consultation, an organization of leaders within my church working for marriage equality, of which my bishop is a member.