Let's work together to make AIDS a thing of the past.
From June 3rd - June 9th, I'll be embarking on a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles with 3,000 other cyclists and roadies to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
HIV/AIDS is a still a very real and serious issue.
I know we know this, but I'm continually struck by the misconceptions about AIDS that I hear, as well as the differences in how older and younger members of our community talk about it. I'm riding in order to help those currently afflicted (a person with HIV is estimated to spend about $20,000 per year on medical care and treatment). I'm also riding to honor those that we've lost.
It's a really scary time to be in the LGBTQ community.
Right before the new year started, the president fired all of the members of the HIV/AIDS Presidential Advisory Council (this is after six people resigned last summer saying that the president "simply does not care."). The president is also on record joking around about the vice president wanting to hang all gay men. We have a lot of work to do and your support means the world to me.
Will you help by making a donation today?