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Top lot in the Art for AIDS 2012 auction was 'Pier Module #16,' a collage, acrylic and oil on wood by Catherine Mackey, which sold for $3,600. Proceeds from the event will support HIV/AIDS services at UCSF Alliance Health Project. Photo courtesy of Art for AIDS.

Art for AIDS Auction Raises $200K for San Francisco Health Project

Talk about triumph! SAN FRANCISCO – The 16th annual Art for AIDS auction brought in more than $200,000 on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the City View Above the Metreon in San Francisco. The event attracted 700 art lovers who had assembled in support of the UCSF Alliance Health Project (formerly AIDS Health Project) and


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Over 1 in 6 of All New HIV Infections are in People Over the Age of 50

HIV is Ageless The campaign reminds people that “regardless of age, people can be at risk for HIV if they have unprotected sex or share needles.” The images reflect the diversity of women and men in terms of age, race and culture. Regardless of your age, you can be at risk for HIV if you

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Watch Trailer: “How to Survive a Plague” Fearful Nation Has Stopped AIDS From Becoming a Death Sentence

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments

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WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Speaks From the Future About the End of AIDS

Imagine this … It’s the year 2015 and AIDS is gone. Hi Zach Galifianakis! “Here’s something that’s not too crazy,” Galifianakis adds. “We can reach the begnnning of the end of AIDS by 2015.” Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Chloe Moretz, Marisa Tomei and Isaiah Mustafa let you know how we can all get rid


“Keep the Promise on AIDS” March Draws More Than 2,000 in Downtown Washington

More than 2,000 HIV/AIDS activists from around the world took part in the “Make the Promise” march through downtown Washington on Sunday. The Rev. Al Sharpton, journalist Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young were among those who urged President Obama and other elected officials to do more to combat the


Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson Opens Up on Gay Rights: “I Had Two Uncles Die From AIDS”

Straight But Not Narrow Josh Hutcherson will be become the youngest recipient of the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Talk about a role model! Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson had two uncles he never got to know. Both men were gay and died from AIDS during the height of the epidemic… “They were in their early thirties,


Bike Zambia – The Ride to Raise Awareness of Poverty and AIDS in Africa (Video)

You know what they say, “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.” We found just the guy you should be backing. Meet JD Bergeron from San Francisco, CA. This coming June 23rd to June 28th,  JD will participate in Bike Zambia – A Ride to Raise Awareness of Poverty and AIDS in Africa. JD will take


Eastpak Artist Studio: Designers Against AIDS Backpacks

Some leftfield interpretations of the humble backpack. 130 artists and creative types were given the chance to produce impractical, highly individual versions of Eastpak’s simple carrier. Contributors such as Johnny Marr, Tiefschwarz, Tom Deacon and Julie Verhoeven have all taken part, with proceeds going to the Designers Against AIDScharity. Available from today, grab yourself a collectors piece


News: Jane Lynch, AIDS Funding Crisis, When Do Gay Kids Start “Acting Gay”? DADT Over,

Activists Launch Twitter Campaign To Raise Awareness Of AIDS Funding Crisis The ADAP Advocacy Association has launched a Twitter campaign calling on President Obama to end waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a national initiative funded by the federal and state governments and run by the states that provides prescription drug coverage for low-income people with HIV/AIDS.

SF CA: Art for AIDS Celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project| September 23, 2011

Art for AIDS celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project with “Phantom” Star and Artist, Franc D’Ambrosio on September 23, 2011. San Francisco, CA—The UCSF AIDS Health Project announced the 15th annual Art for AIDS auction will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011, 6:00–9:00 PM. More than 700 supporters are expected to converge at The Galleria in the

Robert Mapplethorpe–Patti Smith Memoir to Become Film

This should make us 50% excited and 50% perturbed. Let me explain. Smart, educated and worldly people should idolize Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith and will be excited to see more of them and learn some personal tid-bits of their lives. The 50% perturbed part of us, likes the mystery of not-knowing what an artists wears

Mad Respect: Open Hand Founder Ruth Brinker Dies at the Young Age of 89

Ruth Brinker was a visionary and fought off ignorance and fear of HIV in the very early years of the disease. Few people get all my respect, but today I put in all with my thoughts of Ruth. RIP you lovely lady. I blow you a big kiss.  A B (B.A.R.) Ruth Brinker, the retired

Hey Baby Face, Kiehl’s for amfAR: LifeRide for amfAR

  Motorcycles and cream, love it. (remove mind from gutter here) Maintaining a long-standing tradition of supporting HIV/AIDS charities, Kiehl’s Since 1851, has announced the Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream to benefit amfAR. The Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream will launch during the second annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, a seven-day charity motorcycle ride up the

Knock a Pair of Testicles Back and Forth: Interactive Website Encouraging Folks to Get Tested for HIV

This gives a whole new meaning to AMAZEBALLS! Thank you Unicorn Booty for making my entire summer by turning me on to this. Kevin Farrell at Unicorn Booty said it best, ” Hot DAMN. The French are infinitely hipper than Americans. Need proof? Check out this absolutely incredible interactive website encouraging folks to get tested for HIV

25 Years of AIDS Walks… |SF CA

…and counting! Members of the San Francisco State University geography department and members of St. Francis Lutheran Church were just a few of the estimated 25,000 walkers who participated in the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco Sunday, July 17 in Golden Gate Park. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which organizes the event, said that

India Health Minister Calls Homosexuality Disease

I propose a punishment for his verbal diarrhea: Put the minister in a cage full of lions and tigers after rubbing him down with raw meat, all the while gay-homesexuals surround the cage bumping and grinding the Born This Way by Ms Gaga, Lady Gaga if you’re nasty. AB (via AP Press) NEW DELHI— India’s health

Pink Triangle Organizers Seek Volunteers; SF CA

It’s Pride Month and that means Patrick Carney and others at Friends of the Pink Triangle are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s installation. This year marks the 16th installation of the pink triangle on Twin Peaks. The triangle is intended to help educate the public to what can happen when hatred and


Singer ANNIE LENNOX has urged world leaders to change their policy on tackling HIV in a bid to conquer the virus. The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for women’s rights and Aids prevention, and she was invited to address the HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words conference at the United Nations

HIV/Aids Program Receives 10 New Mobile Clinics as it Looks to Expand

“The Trucking Wellness program is not glamorous, but it works.” via www.engineeringnews.co.za SOUTH AFRICA-The Trucking Wellness programme on Friday received ten new mobile clinics, used to combat the spread of HIV/Aids in the trucking industry, taking its fleet to 15 units. The Sprinter-model clinics are used to provide primary healthcare, voluntary counseling and testing, screen

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We Take it in the Rear”: Lisa Lampanelli Hate Into AIDS Cash Cow

I knew of Lisa’s trucker mouth but had no idea she was smart and clever as well. Lisa Lampanelli Turns Westboro Hate Into AIDS Cash Cow By Winston Gieseke @ Advocate Mag Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, who vowed to donate $1,000 to GMHC for every member of Fred Phelp’s Westboro Baptist Church who picketed her show

HIV post-exposure Prophylaxis for Free

Have you fallen off the safety wagon? Extend hands, palms down, *** SMACK*** Living life without judgement is quite an effort. I equate this PEP to the day after pill for women, but dealing with HIV infection is leaps and bounds heavier than giving birth to an unwanted bastard. This article raises many questions? What

RIP Lovely Liz Taylor 2/27/1932 – 3/23/2011

Elizabeth Taylor dies; screen legend was 79: Elizabeth Taylor, a voluptuous, violet-eyed actress who lived a life of luster and anguish and spent more than six decades as one of the world’s most visible women, was known for her two Academy Awards, eight marriages, ravaging illnesses and work in AIDS philanthropy. Related Articles RIP Elizabeth Taylor:

Keith Haring's Art keeps on Giving

How appropriate for this week, as Scooter Laforge has hijacked Accidental Bear to have more art news of the same flavor. Keith Haring passed a long time ago but his legend still lives on and influences artists born even today. I Bow to you Keith. ___________________________________________________   Haring Art Gifted to LA Gay Center  

Michael Stipe claimes to be 80% Gay (+ 20%)

Dude 80% gay translates to 100% gay. Stick to singing and stay away from math! ______________________________________________________ Michael Stipe: ‘I’m 80 per cent gay’ REM singer Michael Stipe says he’s 80 per cent gay but “hates” the term bisexual. Speaking to the Observer, the 51-year-old singer said: “On a sliding scale of sexuality I’d place myself around

Tennessee Middle School Bans Memoir About HIV/AIDS

beep beep beep IGNORANCE ALERT ————————————————– School Bans Memoir About HIV/AIDS via news.change.org Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir is a pretty celebrated work in the history of books about the HIV/AIDS crisis. Written by Paul Monette, the book chronicles the life of Monette and his partner, Roger Horwitz, who died of AIDS in 1986. Praised at

Close Encounters of the Bear Kind IBR 2011

Say Wahhhh? Let me wrap my head around this, Close Encounters of the Bear Kind IBR. This is going to needs some explaining. I’m interested, intrigued and incapable of decsribing what this event is. < Hold Please> Ok, this is what I have for you; International Bear Rendezvous is an annual gathering of bears and bear-lovers held

Postcards from the Edge: Benefit for Visual AIDS

Postcards From the Edge A Benefit for Visual AIDSHosted by CRG Gallery 548 W 22nd St, New York January 7-9, 2011 PREVIEW PARTY Sneak Peek: The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. $85 admission includes one raffle ticket. Admission payable at door. Participating artists attend free.