Monday, September 27th is National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, a relatively new, HIV/AIDS awareness day sponsored by the CDC. To draw attention to the current HIV/AIDS plight of gay men in the District, the HIV Prevention Working Group will host a celebratory event at the DC Center (1318 U Street, NW) on this day, at which we will recognize four courageous HIV-positive members of our community with an award for their work in combating this disease.
Event: National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day Community Celebration (Light food and drinks will be served)
When: Monday, September 27th, from 7-9pm
Where: The DC Center (1318 U Street, NW - near to the U Street/Cardozo Metro Stop)
Why: To raise awareness of HIV among gay men and honor community members for courageously living with HIV and for their work in combating the disease.
We are now calling for nominations, on which members of the HIV Prevention Working Group will vote. Nominees should fit the following criteria:
Self-identified gay, bisexual, or transgender individual
Comfortable with publicly disclosing HIV status and sexual orientation
Local community member who has worked in HIV prevention or treatment to raise
awareness/reduce stigma around this disease.
Be sure to include a brief description of the nominee and why you feel this person deserves this recognition.
Please submit nominations to Dan O'Neill (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 5pm on Tuesday, September 7th. Awardees will be notified later that week. We ask that you first check with individuals about nominating them, if you are unsure of their comfort with disclosing their status. All award recipients will be contacted prior to announcement of the awards to ensure they are comfortable to receive this public recogn