ACT UP/San FranciscoOrganization in San Francisco, California
Urgent !!! Urgent!!! Urgent!!! :
Call Congressman Joe Pitts
DC office 202-225-2411 / Lancaster PA 717-3930667/ Unionville PA 610-444-4581 AND FAX 202-225-2013 Twitter @rejoepitts and tell him not to mess with 340B spending as a large portion of AIDS Prevention is funded through the existing discount frame work . Without that frame work of funding many AIDS Prevention Programs will no longer exist!!! Strike down 42USC257b / HANDS OFF 34OB
December 17th is International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers and St James has been working in a support role to help organize an event with SWAG - Sex Worker Advocacy Group - a group of Youth LGBT sex workers who are taking up the call to fight back against the NEO - Oakland's Nuisance Eviction Ordinance which recently expanded to include sex workers in the list of folks who can be evicted from their homes without due process. Please Join us in an action at Oakland City Hall at 12:30pm this Wednesday and spread this information to your networks!
It's time to put an end to decades of blatant discrimination - join in this Friday, July 11th for the Gay Blood Drive - help force the FDA to change it's prejudicial rules based on fears and not facts.
Finally - a move in the right direction - every activist and and activist group must continue to agitate for more of these laws to be struck down.
There is a piece of legislation making its way through the house that is basically AIDS Healthcare Foundations work. It poses itself as a bill to protect porn models safety by mandating condoms on set, but it does so much more than that, to the degree that the entire Californian porn industry will most likely move or go underground. Apart from the government deciding that sex workers can't make decisions about their sex practices by themselves, since most porn performers are ...against this bill, it also brings up many privacy and confidentiality concerns - with producers being tasked with keeping records of performers past HIV testing history. It is terrifying to me to think of this happening. This will have a huge impact queer porn companies, the bill requires companies to have their performers use barriers and get tested every 14 days, and that is a large financial cost that is not sustainable for a company that is DIY. Moreover, this bill seeks to tackle an issue that does not exist, not one case of HIV has been transmitted on a porn set since 2004, but we are being sold the idea that sex workers somehow are ultra infectious despite no evidence. This is a waste of time and energy when there are so many real public health issues we need to address. There is an online tool that you can use to write your representatives to encourage them to stop this. Please use it : http://www.ab1576.org
Act Up-Paris is dying, please support Act Up Paris (France)
To Fight Against AIDS, discrimination and homophobia. Failure is not an option....
to know more: DETAILED PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT
ACT-UP PARIS: HISTORY, MISSIONS, ACTIONS
Based on the model of Act Up–New York, Act Up-Paris is a French activist association that is based from the gay community, which has been fighting AIDS and for minority rights for over 25 years.
One of the missions of Act Up-Paris is to keep people living with AIDS updated with information on treatment, and research, so that they will be well informed before making a decision regarding therapy.
The association’s publications and its general meetings (informative public meetings) are well-known and praised by people living with AIDS, as well as doctors and social actors.
Act Up-Paris is active on all fronts: in the street, in the media, and with the institutions, that is to say where the battle against AIDS is.
The work left to be done is huge; as the French slogan states “AIDS:, the epidemic is not over”.
The association is in danger today, and it may simply disappear because of an important financial crisis, caused by both the decrease of available money and by fixed expenses, already cut and that can’t be further reduced.
The mobilization is running out of steam. One of the reasons is that HIV is nowadays considered by many, as just a chronic disease, with which persons infected could live somewhat normally.
However, many still are infected and die from AIDS.