World’s largest AIDS organization to promote LGBTQ equality, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment at multiple Pride parades in Florida and two dozen Pride celebrations across the country
LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is proud to join the LGBTQ community in celebrating the 2016 Gay Pride season through its planned participation in two dozen Pride events across the country. As a longtime supporter of LGBTQ equality and the expansion of health care services to treat people living with HIV/AIDS, AHF will provide free condoms, information on STD prevention and treatment, and host free HIV testing at Pride celebrations nationwide.
AHF patients, volunteers and staff will also march with its newly updated “One Comm(unity), One Love” Pride bus wrapped with smiling faces that represent the diversity of LGBTQ individuals and families. The bus is scheduled to appear in Pride parades in U.S. cities including Long Beach, CA (5/22); Los Angeles (6/12); Wilton Manors (6/18); Chicago, IL (6/26); San Diego (7/16); Oakland, CA (9/11); Dallas, TX (9/18); Atlanta, GA (10/9); Ft. Lauderdale (TBD) and Las Vegas (10/21). Dates subject to change.
In Florida, AHF patients, staff, volunteers and members of Impulse Group will participate in the 8th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, April 10th; Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors on Saturday, June 18th; and well as the Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic LGBT Pride Festival and Ft. Lauderdale Gay Pride in October 2016.
“We’re very excited to join the Miami LGBTQ community at the 8th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade this weekend,” said AHF Southern Bureau Chief Michael Kahane. “AHF has long provided health care and pharmacy services for LGBTQ Floridians living with HIV/AIDS and we will continue to stand with our patients in fighting for equal rights and expanded access to health care and medical treatment.”
AHF is proud to support the Florida LGBTQ community through its pharmacies, Out of the Closet Thrift Stores that offer free HIV testing, and specialized healthcare centers in Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Meyers, Homestead, Jacksonville, North Miami Beach, Oakland Park, Pensacola and Wilton Manors that offer medical care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information on AHF Healthcare Center locations, AHF Pharmacy, and Out of the Closet Thrift Stores, visit www.hivcare.org, www.AHFpharmacy.org, and www.outofthecloset.org.