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World AIDS Day 2012

This weekend we will all be remembering those we have loved and lost due to the fight with HIV/AIDS on December 1st for World AIDS day. This is an issue that affects us all. Whether we know someone who has had to fight this disease or not, it is something that the community deals with as a whole. This weekend is a great opportunity for you to come out and show your support. There are many events happening dedicated to this special day, so go out, get educated, and get tested!

11/30 – We Were Here @ 5th Ave. Cinema, 7 – 9:30 PM
The film, We Were Here, is a look back at the AIDS crisis from those who lived through it. It utilizes an invaluable archive of period pictures and news footage to trace how the Castro went from Edenic neighborhood to an epidemic frontline. This is an emotional documentary that will allow the viewers to have a better understanding of what the community went through when the AIDS epidemic started through testimonials and historical footage. This showing is free for all PSU students, faculty, and alumni with ID. Tickets are $2 for other students and seniors, and $5 for general admission.

Watch a trailer of the film:
http://youtu.be/N6LOiK5cf2k

12/1 – HIV Testing @ Pivot, 5 – 8:30 PM
Every Saturday Pivot provides FREE rapid HIV testing for guys who have sex with guys. Why not take advantage of this service in honor of this weekend? For questions, call 503.445.7699.

12/1 – World Aids Day Mass of Healing & Remembrance @ St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5 – 6:30 PM
All who live with HIV/AIDS, those who love them and those who mourn for those we have lost are invited to a solemn celebration. St Stephen’s is a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations and is a registered Believe Out Loud parish, welcoming all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. This service is offered in collaboration with Integrity, the Episcopal Church’s national outreach and advocacy ministry for the LGBTQ community.

12/1 – It’s About All of Us @ Q Center, 6 – 7 PM
Q Center, in partnership with Metropolitan Community Church and the Community of Welcoming Congregations, will host a gathering to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS, to honor those living with HIV/AIDS, and to commit ourselves to creating a future without HIV/AIDS. There will be a special musical appearance by Without Apology, bringing song and spirit to the evening.

If you’re planning on coming into town for any of these events and aren’t sure where to stay, get a room with us and take advantage of our Keep Portland Queer package!

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