Although the ride won’t be taking place next week, your donations are more important now than ever. The Los Angeles LGBT Center relies on this event to offer STI-testing and medical care to keep our community safe. I am pledging my next few days to AIDS Life/Cycle @ Home. Please join me by giving anything you can to the link on this page.
My goal: $20,000 by midnight on Friday, June 5th.
FANGORIA Pride Shirt 2019
Thank you to Phil Nobile Jr., Editor-In-Chief of FANGORIA, and Ben Scrivens, President of FRIGHT-RAGS, for spearheading this incredible fundraising effort. You gave queer horror fans and allies a way to say, "We're here too!" while also giving to a great cause. Because of your efforts, a $12,500 donation has been made to fund the life-saving services offered by the LA LGBT Center and the SF AIDS Foundation. Thank you for allowing me to choose a charity I am so passionate about and for the opportunity to serve my community.
If you missed out the first time around, grab one starting Monday, June 1st. All proceeds benefit Transform in Cincinnati: https://twitter.com/frightrags/status/1265685634536165376
Holiday Fundraiser 2019
Thank you to everyone who donated to my annual holiday music fundraiser! Together, we raised $2,185 for AIDS/LifeCycle.
Listen to The Warmest Fire on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/47xhU1XLDeUcXj3Je7FnXp?si=p_zu9e1oTtyDA-VFriY32w
In 2018, I joined ALC as a cyclist and it changed my life. In 2019, I experienced the joy of serving as a roadie - one of the many volunteers who make sure cyclists have what they need to complete their journey. This year, I’m raising money for AIDS/LifeCycle @ Home so that our community can continue to experience the support it needs during this global pandemic.
A few years ago, I lost a very dear friend of mine who was living with HIV. I felt helpless, angry, and sad. But what made grieving even more difficult was the stigma that came with HIV. Were we allowed to talk about it? Post about it? Would that be disrespectful to him, to his family?
In 2017, I held a candle in his honor at the AIDS/LifeCycle candlelight vigil. I was immediately overwhelmed by the community and love that surrounded me. I knew then and there that I wanted to ride in 2018.
I also knew that fundraising would mean an ongoing dialogue about HIV. Erasing stigma starts with visibility. This has been one of the most rewarding parts of AIDS/LifeCycle.
Your donations fund the life-saving services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS foundation. So go click that link and give something! It makes a difference.