Worlds AIDS Day Time to Remember Those Lost, Enhance Awareness and Celebrate Progress

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Today is the 29th World AIDS Day, a day that gives the community opportunities to raise awareness about the critical issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS crisis in Hampton Roads and around the world. Today, it is important to remember those lost to the disease and to recognize that while there is no cure, knowing your status and getting into treatment is vital as Mr. Cuffee’s story in the video demonstrates.

This weekend area agencies are coming together to commemorate the World AIDS Day to raise awareness and end the negative stigma surrounding the disease.  Below is a list of area World AIDS Day activities happening in Hampton Roads.  Wear a red ribbon and join your friends and neighbors this weekend!

World AIDS Day Gala, Friday, Dec. 1, EVMS Lester Hall

AIDS Walk Hampton Roads

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:00 a.m.

Please join us at AIDS Walk for remembrance, hope, awareness, solidarity.

The walk beings at 358 Mowbray Arch and ends at 700 E. Olney Rd – Vivian C. Mason Cultural Arts Center.  Shuttle services back to your car will be provided.  Individuals are encouraged to bring poster board size signs with positive messaging about HIV awareness.

The AIDS Walk of Hampton Roads is a joint collaboration of the International Black Women’s Congress, Urban League of Hampton Roads, Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource & Consultation Center, Teens With Purpose and the LGBT Life Center.

The Code Red Ball

Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:00 p.m., The Mambo Room, Norfolk

Come show off your vogue at The Code Red Ball in honor of World AIDS Day!  Hosted by Precious Ebony with beats by DJ iGnite

16+ to enter, 21+ to drink.  Beer and wine cash bar available

CATEGORIES:
VOGUE FEM: $200
REALNESS W/A TWIST: $150
FEMALE FIGURE PERFORMANCE: $150
BUTCH QUEEN REALNESS: $150
FEMALE FIGURE REALNESS: $150
OTA (open to all) RUNWAY: $200
OTA FACE: $150
OTA SEX SIREN: $150
*all prizes are given away in the form of a gift card. Gift cards may be used just like debit cards (as cash).

Behave with beauty, connect with intention.  We are obsessed with CONSENT.
Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House.

Click on the highlighted link for more information about World AIDS Day.  If you would like to know your status, you may find a list of HIV testing sites here.