Cassidy Gardner writes on her experiences while speaking about HIV criminalization this year in Houston:
"I was overwhelmed and uneased by the amount of rainbow flags and corporate sponsors…My advice for Creating Change 2015 would be to make more room for the grassroots and give HIV/AIDS a proper and much more welcoming reintroduction into the minds of LGBTQ activists young and old alike. "
Activists protest HIV criminalization to kick off LGBT Pride in New York City. To learn more, click here.
Fundraising as Activism as a Means for Survival
The codirectors of Queerocracy, a grassroots social justice group, on the need for finding nontraditional support. Often unlike more traditional modes of fundraising, creative opportunities allow for much more than extra earnings.
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Three Naked AIDS Activists Arrested at Boehner’s Office
Three female AIDS activists who stripped naked inside U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s office in Washington, DC, demanding a meeting with him were arrested for indecent exposure after their protest, which included four male activists. The activists from Queerocracy, ACT UP New York and ACT UP Philadelphia painted slogans on their bodies such as “AIDS Cuts Kill” and “Fund PEPFAR, Fund Ryan White, Fund Global Fund, Fund Medicaid, Fund HOPWA.”
Robin Hood Tax Activists Seek Support From Obama, Romney
A coalition of activists seeking a Robin Hood Tax demonstrated outside the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City before an October 18 dinner honoring President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
AIDS Activists in Prison Jumpsuits Protest at Presidential Debate
Over 200 activists from a coalition of AIDS groups demonstrated outside the October 16 presidential debate in Long Island, New York, to make the candidates aware of HIV criminalization