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Keep the Flame Burning at Youth on Fire!

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You may have heard that because of a series of funding cuts, AIDS Action’s Cambridge based Youth on Fire is scheduled to close later this fall.  Since this announcement there’s been a groundswell of support to try to do something to keep the doors of this critical program open.  We’re hard at work with state and local agencies to try to find long-term sustainable funding, but we need your help to keep the program open through the winter, one of the most vulnerable times for homeless youth. Here’s your chance to help!  LGBTQ activist, Liz Fong-Jones is pledging to match 
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Ending Conversion Therapy

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This legislative session, AIDS Action Committee has joined the coalition of advocates working to pass a bill banning Massachusetts licensed professionals from providing conversion therapy to change gender identity and/or sexual orientation in minors. In early June, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities held a hearing on the bill and AIDS Action Committee submitted the following testimony: Re: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors (S. 62/H. 1190) Dear Chair Flanagan, Chair Khan, and members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: AIDS Action 
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Take The AIDS Walk & Run Boston Fundraising Challenge – You Could Win!

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The 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston is less than a week away and the AIDS Action Committee needs your support to raise the critical funds needed to continue its lifesaving work. When you fundraise or donate to the Walk, you help us prevent new HIV infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and end the epidemic here in Massachusetts. Still haven’t registered for the Walk or Run? Now is the time! As we near the finish line, AIDS Action is calling its supports to join us in one last fundraising push. Together, we can ensure that AIDS Walk 
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Why I Walk: Kathy Gonzalez

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Like many people who will be hitting the pavement on June 4 for the AIDS Walk and Run Boston, Kathy Gonzalez will be there for her loved ones. Her brother Albert was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, and her sister Judith is living with HIV today. Since Albert passed away in 1994 at just 31, the epidemic has felt very personal for her family. “Losing our brother was very hard for us,” she said. “And just a few years after we lost my brother, my older sister was also diagnosed with HIV. Luckily, with advancements in medicine, and thanks for 
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HIV Advocacy Has a New Champion in Representative Jack Lewis

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During the recent House budget deliberation, Representative Jack Lewis of Ashland and Framingham secured a nearly unprecedented $1 million in additional funding for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C programming across Massachusetts. This increase continues to close the gap after Governor Baker cut the HIV/Hepatitis C line item by $4.8 million and the House Ways & Means Committee reduced the cut to $3.8M. We call on the Massachusetts Senate to finish the job and fund the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C line item at a minimum of $33.1 million in FY18. Shortly after securing the funding increase in the House Budget, Representative Lewis 
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