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GMHC and the International AIDS Prevention Initiative host World AIDS Day

11.22.2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Krishna Stone | 212.367.1016

New York, NY — On Wednesday, December 1, World AIDS Day, families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS,  representatives from AIDS service organizations, community groups, clergy and performers will come together to reflect on the issues of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and what New Yorkers can do to continue to fight AIDS.  "Out of the Darkness" consists of a candlelight vigil and procession, reading of the names of people who have died of AIDS, and a gathering that will feature flaggers/fanners, guest speakers, music performances, blessings of safer sex kits and a call to action.

EVENT INFORMATION

WHEN/WHERE:
Wednesday, December 1
Candlelight Vigil, 6:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan 164 West 100th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), NYC
Candles will be lit and people will walk from West 100th Street to: Advent Lutheran Church/Broadway United Church of Christ 2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street), NYC

FOR:
6:30 pm - Reading of Names of Those We Have Lost to AIDS
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm - World AIDS Day Gathering
8:30 pm - Reception

WHO:
Reverend Heidi Neumark, Broadway UCC Church Choir, flaggers and fanners, Reverend Elise Brown, Walter Manley, Deni Bonet, Tiffany Simone, Janique Clarke, Francisco Roque, Cathy Marino-Thomas, Carmen and Luis Garay, Reverend James Campbell, Reverend Travis Winckler, Emily Brown, Deacon Terence Franklin, Tiah Legacy Carrera, Brent Nicholson Earle

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
ACT UP New York, Advent Lutheran Church, AXIOS (Eastern Orthodox LGBT Christians), Broadway United Church of Christ, Keith Haring Foundation, Latinos/as Unidos de New York, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders), Silent Voices United, Inc., Trinity Lutheran Church.

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