Amidst the post-Thanksgiving hoopla about ‘Black Friday’, ‘Cyber Monday’ and Prince Harry’s engagement, Red Ribbon Week and World AIDS Day are being observed worldwide and here in Hampton Roads. Throughout the region, a series of events are underway this week to remind people that HIV/AIDS, while treatable and preventable, remains a deadly disease. If you want to learn more or get involved, we have listed a few events and activities happening this week.
Wear a Red Ribbon all Week!
World AIDS Day Patient Panel, November 29, 12:00 p.m., Lester Hall, EVMS
A Reflection on HIV/AIDS and The AIDS Memorial Quilt/Names Project, November 30, 11 a.m. Virginia Wesleyan Univ., Pearce Hospitality Suite
Please join LGBT Life Center Senior Community Health Navigator Lorraine Reichert for “A Reflection on HIV/AIDS and The AIDS Memorial Quilt/Names Project” at Virginia Wesleyan University on November 30. More event information may be found here.
World AIDS Day, December 1
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. You may find more information about prevention, testing and treatment here.
Hampton Roads AIDS Walk, December 2, 10 a.m., EVMS AIDS Resource Center, Free!
The Code Red Ball, December 2, 9 p.m. – 2 a.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
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.
More information can be found here.
Arts for Life Benefit Showcase, December 4, 7 p.m. at Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Norfolk
TR Dance Center is producing another wonderful evening of beautiful art for a change and a great cause. Artists from across Hampton Roads will lend their talent and craft to benefit The LGBT Life Center which is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS services to our community in Hampton Roads.
Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $15 for Students. Raffle Tickets will be on sale through the evening for wonderful gift certificates, artwork, and more.
Join us for a post-performance reception at Gershwin’s where we’ll announce the raffle winners, and enjoy food and drink with good friends.
Tickets available at www.showtix4u.com