Shift: International Day to end Violence Against Sex Workers

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December 17th will be the 10th anniversary of The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (lovingly nicknamed Red Umbrella Day).  The red umbrella is a symbol of safety for sex workers and was …

Just when I thought I was over it…. Response to Dallas Buyers Club

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It never ceases to amaze me the things that will trigger a response to past experiences, even when we think they have been worked through and thought to be buried and packed away neatly into …

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

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It was one of the hardest groups we had to talk too. The group of aboriginal high school students sat quietly in their seats. Few made eye contact and looked down at the HIV/AIDS literature …

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll!

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From the title I’m assuming you know exactly which generation I’m referring to. That’s right! The Baby Boomers. Born between 1946 and 1964, boomers were teenagers more interested in having a good time than the …

HIV has always been there

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For me, HIV has always been there. When it comes to being a young gay man, HIV IS my issue. The virus has, throughout history, disproportionately affected the communities that I live, work, travel and …

We Are Diverse-City

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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer (GLBTQ) community is often marginalized and at risk for harm and discrimination. However, there are limited opportunities to link individuals to services and support that exist in Calgary. Through …

2013 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

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On September 22nd, walkers joined us for our 19th annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. It was magical to see the smiling faces and the huge crowd swarming Eau Claire in support for AIDS Calgary. …

One Drop

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I love to paint my fingernails. It’s my favourite way to unwind and a great way to express myself – soft pink, bold red, vibrant blue. It is not uncommon to see me with three …