December, 2016 News (65 Articles with 207,727 total views)

On the cover of the print edition for December, 2016 PLEA FOR TOLERANCE: Rev. Rich McCarty addresses the crowd at Vigil for Our Democracy, held on Nov. 13 in Perry Square. Speakers called for tolerance and healing in the wake of the presidential election. About 100 attended. Photo by Deb Spilko

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Third Annual Transgiving Dinner

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, TransFamily of NW PA held their third annual Transgiving potluck dinner at Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie PA. Members of Erie region's transgender community and their family and friends enjoyed a delicious dinner and some great time socializing. Photos are by Melanie Shubitowski.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Held at Bel Aire/Clarion

Members of Erie's Transgender community and allies gathered at the Bel Aire Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W 8th St, Erie PA on Sunday, November 20, 2016 to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance with a candlelit vigil. This was the 18th annual observance nationally. The event was organized by Caitlyn Strohmeyer, president of TransFamily of NW PA.
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World AIDS Day events at the Zone

Erie Awareness Outreach proudly will host two Awareness events for World AIDS Day 2016. The events will take place at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA The universal theme is: "Getting To Zero." Rapid HIV and syphilis testing will be available- Know your status!
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Painting With Pride 2 on Tues, Dec 6

NWPA Pride Alliance, Inc. and Dramashop team up to present another joint fundraiser, Painting With Pride 2. The event, hosted by instructor Angela Howell, will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30 PM) at Dramashop (Renaissance Center – 1001 State St – Second Floor). This event is "bring your own drinks and snacks.". Tickets are $35 (plus service charge), which includes all painting supplies, are available here and MUST be purchased prior to 12:01am on December 4th. Put an end to your ordinary day and sip your way to a masterpiece.
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Entertainment and Travel

LOGO'S Holiday Programming Keeps The Season From Being A 'Drag'

Festivities have officially begun, and Logo is announcing new programming guaranteed to make viewers feel "home for the holidays."  Back-to-back specials of "Not Today Bianca" featuring Bianca Del Rio, will premiere on Thursday, December 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, kicking off the network's "Sleigh the Holidays"programming block which will continue through Sunday, January 1.
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Erie Art Museum Celebrating Year of Milestones in 2017

Erie, PA- Nov. 10, 2016- The coming year will be full of celebrations and transitions as the Erie Art Museum honors nearly 50 years of inspired leadership by Director John Vanco- and his retirement. It will also mark the 25th anniversary of an Erie music and cultural cornerstone, the Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival, which Vanco will continue to lead. 
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Gallery Night scheduled for December 2, 2016

November 11, 2016, Erie, PA- The Erie Art Museum is organizing the next Gallery Night, scheduled for Friday, December 2 from 7 until 10 p.m. The Erie Art Museum and more than a dozen other independent galleries will open their doors after-hours for a chance to explore the city's vibrant arts scene. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet and greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public.
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Political, Activism and Legal

Walmart Settles Class-action Suit Alleging Anti-LGBTQ Bias

Washington, DC - December 2, 2016 - Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, along with Pride at Work and UFCW OUTreach, a constituency group dedicated to building mutual support between the UFCW's International, regions, and locals and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies, released the following statement today as the company announced a settlement in the Cote et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. class-action lawsuit, which accused the company of discriminating against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by denying their spouses health insurance benefits.
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Pride at Work Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

Washington, DC - December 1, 2016 – To commemorate World AIDS Day, Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: "As we mark the passing of another World AIDS Day, some encouraging news brings new hope in battling the pandemic. In the US, new HIV diagnoses are down 9% and the death rate for people living with HIV has declined 30% since 2010. There are still disparities in progress among certain populations, particularly gay and bisexual men of color and those living in Southern states, so the work to stop HIV must continue.
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Equality California Marks World AIDS Day: 'We must remain vigilant.'

Los Angeles - December 1, 2016 - Today, on the 29th annual observance of World AIDS Day, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issued the following statement: "Today we mourn the millions lost during the more than three decades of the AIDS epidemic, celebrate the enormous strides the scientific community has made in treating and preventing transmission of HIV and remember that even now we must remain vigilant. HIV still threatens the LGBT community, particularly people of color, and the progress we have made is itself under threat as a result of the recent presidential election.
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New Report Examines Discriminatory State HIV Criminalization Laws

(Denver, December 1, 2016)-A new report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) focuses on HIV criminalization laws, which can still carry penalties such as 35-year prison terms and registration as a sex offender for behaviors now proven to have no risk of transmitting HIV. LGBT Policy Spotlight: HIV Criminalization Laws reports that four in five lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people (81%) live in states with HIV criminalization laws, while an additional 16% live in states where general criminal laws have been used to criminalize people living with HIV. The report examines the problematic basis for these laws as well as their detriment to public health and the justice system. 
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BREAKING: VICTORY! NC Governor-Elect Roy Cooper Hits Crucial 10,000 Vote Margin; Game Over for McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality North Carolina hailed Governor-Elect Roy Cooper's victory -- which crossed the crucial 10,000 vote mark today -- and called on Pat McCrory to concede in the North Carolina gubernatorial race immediately. With a stunning 66 percent of North Carolina voters reporting opposition to HB2 in exit polling, it's clear that HB2 cost McCrory his re-election bid. According to polling commissioned by HRC and ENC and performed by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, 57 percent of voters put HB2 as the top reason "not to vote for Pat McCrory" -- exceeding any other issue by 17 points. The latest tally shows McCrory 10,329 votes behind. Because Cooper has a 10,000 vote margin of victory, McCrory is no longer entitled to a recount paid for by taxpayers, but he may request one at his own expense.
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BREAKING: Anti-LGBT Amendment Stripped from Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - November 29, 2016 - Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, praised reports that an amendment was removed from the annual defense bill that could have funded anti-LGBT discrimination. 
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SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline Set to Reduce Social Isolation Nationwide During Holiday Season

[New York, NY] On November 1, as part of its work to improve the lives of LGBT older people, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) launched the country's first hotline dedicated to LGBT elders. The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is operated by the GLBT National Help Center and staffed entirely by LGBT volunteers. This new national program responds to the fact that many LGBT people live in parts of the country which lack community supports targeted to their needs. 
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Trump Selects Anti-LGBTQ Mega-Donor for Secretary of Education

After recently meeting with anti-LGBTQ mogul Jerry Falwell Jr. about education issues, Donald Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. DeVos and her family foundations have donated millions of dollars to extreme, anti-LGBTQ organizations. Some have promoted dangerous, unscientific "conversion therapies" to convert LGBTQ youth and all of them have fought against basic nondiscrimination protections, school safety, and more.
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NCAVP mourns the possible hate violence homicide of Deon L. Brown in Nashville, Tennesse

November 22, 2016 - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the homicide of Deon L. Brown in Nashville, Tennessee. According to media reports, Deon Brown's body was found on Monday morning, November 14th, in the parking lot of a local trucking business in West Nashville. He had been stabbed to death. Friends of Deon have stated that he identified as a gay male, although at the time of his death he was reportedly dressed in feminine attire. Friends and family spoke out in the press, urging this to be investigated as a hate crime. There has been an outpouring of messages on social media in Brown's memory, many tagged with #JusticeForDeon.
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LGBT Groups and Allies from Around Pennsylvania Sign on to Unity Pledge to Prevent the Rollback of LGBT Rights

Harrisburg - November 22, 2016 – Today groups representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and allies released a unity pledge to fight against any rollbacks of LGBT rights in the coming years. After a hard fought election cycle, many groups are concerned that LGBT rights may be on the chopping block in the new administration. These groups are pledging to fight to protect LGBT rights that have been so difficult to gain in recent decades.
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Trump Meets with Anti-Gay Leader Jerry Falwell Jr., Equality Federation Responds

Equality Federation condemned President-elect Donald Trump for meeting with one of the nation's most prominent anti-LGBTQ leaders, Jerry Falwell Jr., to discuss a potential position in his Administration's Department of Education.
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United Nations SOGI Mandate Safeguarded in Face of Hostility

21 November 2016 (New York) -- The United Nations mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) has been safeguarded despite hostile contestation at the 71st Session of the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.
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Vigil for Our Democracy in Perry Square

On Sunday Nov 13, about a hundred people attended the Vigil for Our Democracy in Perry Square, 6th and State St, Erie PA. Organizer Daniel Doubet of Keystone Progress described it as follows: "This a peaceful space for those coping with the election results. This election threatens our core values as a country, and our vulnerable friends and neighbors. And while the results were devastating, we hope to find solace by standing together for our core democratic principles. We reject hatred, and stand vigilant for those in our community who are vulnerable targets for this hatred." The vigil was not a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump, but a stand against hatred. Speakers included Pastor Harry Euell of Faith Temple Church; Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty of Community United Church, Edinboro University professor Lisa Austin, Heather Garczynski, Selena King, political activist Matthew Hatfield, and Daniel Doubet. In between speakers, Daniel encouraged people to talk--really talk--to one another.
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Labor, Civil Rights, Faith Groups Call on Trump to Denounce Hate-Fueled Acts

WASHINGTON - November 18, 2016 -Labor, civil rights and faith leaders and others called on President-elect Donald Trump today to unequivocally denounce the hundreds of hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and even assault that have happened since his election.
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EQCA Remembers Transgender Victims of Violence

Los Angeles - November 18, 2016 - In recognition of the 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issued the following statement: "The last year saw the killings of at least two transgender people in California, and at least 27 across the country. Outside the United States, more than 85 transgender men and women have been murdered in hate crimes or by domestic partners. In spite of the rapid progress we have made together as a community, one thing has not changed: transgender members of our community – especially transgender women of color – continue to suffer from an epidemic of violence.
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31 Retired Military Officers Warn Of Efforts To Politicize Personnel Policy on Women & LGBT Troops

WASHINGTON - November 18, 2016 -- Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, responded to the announcement that 31 retired military officers are warning against efforts to politicize personnel policies for minority service members, including women and LGBT troops.
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Experts Question Rationale for VA Decision to Deny Surgery to Transgender Troops

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 17, 2016 - In response to the Veterans Administration's decision this week to cancel plans to provide transition surgery to transgender veterans until "appropriated funding is available," the Palm Center released a study showing that the cost of providing transition-related health care would be $20.6 million, approximately one one-hundredth of one percent of the VA's $183.2 billion budget. The Palm Center provided the study to VA administrators in December 2014 to help inform their decision as to whether or not to offer transition surgery, but did not publicly release the study until today.
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Equality PA Commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2016 | #TDOR2016

Harrisburg – During Transgender Awareness Week, Equality PA staff, supporters and volunteers will be participating in visibility and awareness events to support and uplift transgender and gender non-conforming people.
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Equality Federation Denounces Trump Strategist Pick

Equality Federation is deeply concerned that Donald Trump has surrounded himself with a team of individuals who actively support the denial of LGBTQ equality and promote racism, xenophobia, and misogyny. Together with our state-based equality group membership we are prepared to defend our hard-fought gains at every level.
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Crisis Contacts from Youth to The Trevor Project Surge Immediately Following Election

NEW YORK – November 15, 2016 -- The election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence took many by surprise, especially young people. After a divisive campaign marked by threats of stripping LGBTQ rights, and arguably the most anti-LGBT political party platform in U.S. history, the Republicans took control of our congress and executive branch of government leading many to fear the worst. The potential impact among LGBTQ youth is particularly disturbing. After eight years of progressive policies that championed diversity and were supportive of LGBTQ people, many are highly concerned about their futures.
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Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

ST. PAUL, Minn. - November 26, 2016 - A Minnesota district court ruled this week that transgender people on the state's Medical Assistance progam in Minnesota deserve access to medically necessary services related to gender transition.
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Pride at Work Statement on the White House Appointment of Steve Bannon

Washington, DC - November 16, 2016 – Following the recent announcement that the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, will serve as the chief strategist and advisor for President-elect Trump, Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: "Pride at Work condemns the appointment of Steve Bannon in the strongest possible terms. Bannon's close association with hate groups and his own despicable rhetoric- including calling progressive women dykes- has no place in the White House. We refuse to allow a racist hold one of the highest advisory roles in this administration.
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Pride at Work Statement on the End of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Washington, DC - November 15, 2016 – Following the recent announcement that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be brought up for a vote in the lame-duck session of Congress or in the new Congress, Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: " Pride at Work is very pleased with reports that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has no foreseeable path forward. This is a win for working families, the LGBTQ community and our entire nation. From the beginning, we made clear that the TPP was a dangerously bad deal that would outsource jobs and endanger lives.
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Washington State Supreme Court Hears Case of Gay Couple Discriminated Against by Florist

BELLEVUE, Wash. - November 15, 2016 - The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case in which a florist refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding.
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Over 340,000 Signatures Delivered to Congress Rejecting Discrimination in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - November 15, 2016- More than a dozen national organizations delivered over 342,000 petition signatures to Congress today in opposition to an amendment in the annual defense bill that would fund discrimination. The petitions were delivered to the Washington offices of Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.).
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Department of Veterans Affairs Withdraws Plan to Allow Gender Confirmation Surgery for Transgender Veterans

WASHINGTON - November 14, 2016 -- Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, released the following statement following news that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing its proposal to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery for transgender veterans.
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LGBTQ Students Targeted Across Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. - November 12, 2016 - In response to a spike in hate-motivated attacks and intimidation, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress reaffirms their solidarity with LGBTQ people, people of color, immigrants, indigenous people, those with disabilities, women, Muslims, Jews, and all those specifically targeted for hatred and violence this week throughout the commonwealth.
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Trump Administration Must Maintain Commitment to LGBTIQ People

(11 November 2016) OutRight Action International, the global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) human rights organization, calls on the upcoming Trump administration to maintain important policies and programs introduced by the Obama administration to safeguard the human rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere.
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Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss on the Presidential Election: Resilience

New York, New York--November 11, 2016 - This is the first Veterans' Day on which transgender service members serve openly, recognized by our government for their authentic selves and honored in the open, rather than in the shadows. We thank all transgender military personnel for their service to our country and our community. You have built -- along with our allies who serve at your side -- upon the strong foundation that countless veterans forged over decades of advocacy and vigilance, showing us as a nation that change, in even the most conservative of institutions, is possible if we keep speaking out.
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NCAVP Looks Toward Tomorrow and Beyond

November 10, 2016 - The last year has been challenging and heartbreaking for LGBTQ communities. We continued to see waves of anti-LGBTQ legislation pass in many states and cities across the country; we witnessed the horrific violence of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which claimed the lives of almost 50 LGBTQ people, most of whom were Latinx; and on the same day this country went to the polls to elect our next president, we learned of the homicide of Noony Norwood in Richmond, Virginia, marking the 23rd report of a homicide of a transgender or gender nonconforming person in 2016 and surpassing the tragic number of homicides that transgender and gender nonconforming communities experienced in 2015. We are still far from ending the discrimination and violence that LGBTQ communities- particularly LGBTQ communities of color, undocumented communities, incarcerated communities, and people with disabilities- experience every day in their workplaces, schools, relationships, and homes.
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ACLU of Pennsylvania Urges Governor Wolf to Veto Police Secrecy Bill

HARRISBURG (November 10) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania joined other civil rights advocates and clergy today at a press conference at the state capitol to call on Governor Tom Wolf to veto legislation to hide the identity of police officers who injure and kill people. If House Bill 1538 becomes law, public officials who identify police officers who injure or kill someone within 30 days of the incident could be charged criminally. Only district attorneys and the Attorney General are exempt from the gag order.
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Newly Elected LGBT Officials Critical Moving Forward

Washington, DC – November 9, 2016 As our movement prepares for a presidential administration opposed to LGBT equality, LGBT elected officials will play an essential role in preventing anti-LGBT legislation and demanding equality. Last night several LGBT candidates achieved historic wins, and 86 of 135 Victory Fund endorsed LGBT candidates won their elections.
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Equality Pennsylvania Renews Commitment to Keep Working for LGBT Equality

Harrisburg - November 9. 2016 – Ted Martin, Executive Director, Equality Pennsylvania gave this statement today in response to the presidential election results "Today's election result is a difficult blow to many in the LGBT community, women, and people of color. Many will see this as a backlash against the progress that we have made in the past decades. We know that LGBT Pennsylvanians are now fearful for their futures and their physical safety. Given the intense and often hateful rhetoric of the past several months we cannot blame them. However, the freedom to be who you are or to love whom you love is a fundamental American value and we will continue to work to protect that freedom. We know that we have bipartisan support for that fundamental value. Now is the time for unity, not fear and division.
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Equality California Congratulates Kamala Harris on Senate Victory

Los Angeles - November 9, 2016 - Equality California applauded the election of its endorsed candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris to represent the state of California in the United States Senate. Equality California endorsed Harris' candidacy in May of this year.
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NCAVP mourns the homicide of Noony Norwood, a transgender woman of color killed in Richmond, VA

November 8, 2016- The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the homicide of Noony Norwood, age 30 a Black transgender woman, killed in Richmond, Virginia on November 6th, 2016. According to a Community Alert from local NCAVP member organization the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP), Noony Norwood was shot on the southside of Richmond on November 5th and died the next morning. VAVP' s Alert quotes Norwood' s longtime friend Zakia McKensey as saying "Noony' s energy always brightened the room. She cared about her community and always lifted up and supported her friends and family."
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Health

Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention

Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don't always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today. Sharing needles and syringes is a direct route of transmission for HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses.
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World AIDS Day 2016 'Leadership. Commitment. Impact'

Erie, PA – In observance of World Aids Day the Erie County Executive and the Erie County HIV Task Force are proud to host an art display featuring the "Aids Memorial Quilt" with a program at 2:00pm to honor those who have lost their courageous battle with HIV, those fighting the disease and family and friends of those of those affected by the disease.   The display will be held from 1:30-3:30 in the Admiral Room at the Blasco Library, 160 East Front St., Erie PA, on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
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AHF Questions UNAIDS Estimate of 18.2 Million People on Treatment

LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2016) AHF called into question the validity of the latest UNAIDS estimate released on Nov. 21, which puts the number of people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally at 18.2 million as of June 2016.[1] The new revelation comes only six months following the release of the previous estimate of 17 million people on ART as of the end of 2015.[2]

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Erie County HIV Task Force Quilt Display on World AIDS Day

In observance of World AIDS Day, the Erie County HIV Task Force is proud to honor those who have lost their courageous battle with HIV, those fighting the disease, and family and friends of those with HIV. An AIDS Quilt panel display and art work display will be held in the Admiral Room of the Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front Street Erie PA on Thursday Dec. 1 from 1:30-3:30p.m. County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper will be speaking as part of a short program at 2 PM.
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The Trans Community and Me

For several years, people have asked me to write a column about the transgender (aka "trans") community. As a cis male, I deferred. Instead, I asked trans friends to write something, but, no dice. Last week, a trans client said, "Why don't you write a column on us and publish it for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 17th)?"
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AIDS United Mobilizing People Living with HIV to Fight Stigma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 15, 2016 – Through the AIDS United Positive Organizing Project, with funding from Gilead Sciences, the concept of meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS is being revitalized. Through the initiative, 17 community-based organizations throughout the country will tackle HIV-related stigma and discrimination in their communities by advancing grassroots organizing among people living with H
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Letters, Columnists and Opinion

Trump as easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Trump is President-elect. If that angers or frightens you, don't get upset, get involved.
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The Amazon Trail: Our Only Hope

The calamity of this election has confirmed an unimaginably deep disturbance in our society. As always, the progress we have made brought along with it a tailspin of backlash. In the endless cycle of history, there is no choice but to press on immediately and cohesively toward our goal of an inclusive society.
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Miscellaneous

Congratulations, You Bought a House! Now What?

Buying a house does take a lot of time and effort. The first step is going through the long and sometimes frustrating pre-approval process to secure your financing. Then you have to look for a home. You may have spent weeks or months working with a real estate agent to find the perfect home. Even after you find a home, you then have to negotiate the price, deal with anything the inspection reveals, and more. In the end, it can be exhausting, but you now own your dream home!
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