Wednesday, January 9, 2008
i co chair a committee of persons living with hiv in denver. the committee has become aware that an estimated 5000 persons in colorado are currently living with hiv and not in health care. this is disturbing.
we think that having questions about hiv healthcare and about hiv in general may not be as socially acceptable as it once was. we are attempting to create a safer and friendlier environment for those questions from persons infected and affected. and we are gonna have some fun while we do this. in larger cities, it is commonplace to find visible support around hiv, but in a smaller city like denver, it is not necessarily so.
so we are teaming with strength in numbers colorado and the mile high council to produce the 1st of what we hope will be many future get togethers for poz guys called UB2. it will be at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret on Sunday 27 January. Bryan Levinson (the founder of Strength In Numbers) will be joining us from california to share some of his experience getting involved with other poz guys.
as a gay poz man living in denver, i feel i am ready for a bit stronger community among my peers. i run into new positives on a regular basis and would like to make myself a bit more available for moral support if i can. i know i needed it when i tested poz.
my friend marc is flying out from LA also to help. he is a longtime friend of lannie and hooked me up with her to get this started. marc and i met in person in october at the provincetown roundup and i will love seeing him again. i am going to try to put him to work on a project he suggested to me.
i am posting copies of the flyer i had produced to give out. yes virginia, it looks like a ticket. i am giving people enough to give to their friends as well. feel free to copy one for yourself if you'd like to come. i know i plan on going and having a great time and hopefully meeting quite a few new people.