The day originated in 2001, when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival, despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 […]
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Language shapes the way we perceive the world around us, how we interact with it, and how others respond in return. If we want to provide the best possible care and support to sex workers, exploring our use of language is a great place to start. Shift provides support and advocacy services for sex workers […]
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Rae-Leigh’s family has farmed for generations. She has continued this family tradition, currently running a small farm in Tilley, Alberta for 15 years. She had “an average Canadian dad”, she says. He was educated, successful, handsome, outgoing, and had lots of friends. Rae-Leigh’s parents divorced after 33 years of marriage, and her father took the […]
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Dear Friend, December 1 is World AIDS Day, the international day to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have died of AIDS related illnesses. This year, the theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is Hands Up for HIV Prevention, and your support can go further than ever to help […]
Monday, November 14, 2016
On October 26, the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Sexual and Gender Advisory Group, Calgary Zone provided a “Report Back to Community” on what the advisory has managed to accomplish over the past year to build capacity within health services delivery to the LGBTQ* community in Calgary. HIV Community Link has had the privilege and honour to […]
Friday, October 14, 2016
My name is Nolan Hill, and you may have seen me around the offices here at HIV Community Link this summer. You may have also seen me at the 2016 Scotiabank AIDS Walk, running around with a headset and clipboard. I was lucky enough to spend the summer as the Events Coordinator and helping to […]