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GMHC to Host "Queens Squawk for AIDS Walk"

Performances live-streamed to benefit vital services for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS
12.31.1969

Media Contacts: 

Poul Olson I 646-784-2533I PoulO@gmhc.org
Krishna Stone
I 917-774-3621 I KrishnaS@gmhc.org

  

 

New York, NY--On Tuesday, May 26, 8:00 pm EST, GMHC will live stream exclusive performances by renowned drag queens to benefit its life-sustaining services for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS. The featured performers are: RuPaul Drag Race Season 12 contestant Jackie Cox, Provincetown sensation Miss Richfield 1981, Bistro Award winner Cacophony Daniels, rising star Evita Loca, and Glam Award winners Sutton Lee Seymour and Paige Turner. 

The drag queens, many of whom have credits from Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, TV shows, and cabarets around the world, will be generously donating their time and talents. Since the beginning of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, the drag community has stepped up to help raise much-needed funds for GMHC and other HIV and AIDS services organizations.

 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GMHC moved the majority of its services online, including implementing mental health and substance use counseling sessions via phone, initiating routine wellness checks with 1,200 of its most vulnerable clients, and launching "GMHC on the Go," a meal-delivery service that has so far provided nearly 20,000 meals.

"GMHC is one of the organizations that I just love, and I'm so tickled to be able to raise some funds for them," said Miss Richfield 1981, who was involved with the Minnesota AIDS Project and Grace House in the Twin Cities during the early days of the epidemic.

"GMHC has been helping our community for decades, and it's my absolute pleasure to try in my own little way to give something back," said Cacophony Daniels, who is hosting and co-producing Queens Squawk for AIDS Walk New York.  "During this unprecedented time, it's so important that we come together to help each other just like we did at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic."

WHAT:
Queens Squawk for AIDS Walk

WHEN:
Tuesday May 26, 8:00 pm EST

WHO:
RuPaul Drag Race contestant Jackie Cox, Provincetown sensation Miss Richfield 1981, Cacophony Daniels, Sutton Lee Seymour, Evita Loca, and Paige Turner 

HOW:
Queens Squawk for AIDS Walk will be live-streamed on Facebook @GMHCNYC and on YouTube @GMHC.

Donations can be made before and during the event at http://ny.aidswalk.net/QueensSquawk.

The drag queens may be available for interviews prior to the event. Contact Krishna Stone at krishnas@gmhc.org, 917-774-3621.

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About Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health, and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state, and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit www.gmhc.org.