Date: Sunday, May 15th
Location: NYC AIDS Walk Route (Riverside Drive & West 95th Street), NYC
Sunday, May 15th is the AIDS Walk in New York City. Since 1986, this walk raised more than $116 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world, uniting people of every background and sexuality to fight HIV/AIDS.
Unfortunately, this year, NYS Senator Ruben Diaz (D, Bronx), has decided to throw his own bigoted, anti-marriage equality event in the Bronx on the same day in an attempt to divert attention from the AIDS Walk. This is particularly offensive and disgusting given the tragic reality that the people in the Bronx continue to suffer more deaths from HIV/AIDS than any other NY borough.
SO, we are fighting back! Join Queer Rising as we gather to transform Reverend Diaz’s bigotry into big bucks for the AIDS Walk!
Today, Queer Rising will station itself alongside the AIDS Walk Route, at Riverside Drive and West 95th Street, with a large cut-out figure of Rev. Ruben Diaz and many fabulous costume changes. People will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Rev. Diaz for $1. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO GMHC, WITH A REQUEST THAT THEY BE DIRECTED TO PROGRAMS IN THE BRONX.
All photos can be seen on Queer Rising’s Tumblr Page: rubensdragrace.tumblr.com
Join us to show how much fun queering up a bigot for a good purpose can be.