Call to Action on HIV/AIDS

Resolution on Racial Justice: We Are One

i Sep 15th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, on February 26, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida; WHEREAS, all of the LGBTQ community, regardless of race or ethnicity, can identify with the experience of someone killed simply because of who they are or what they look like; WHEREAS, murder victims from hate crimes based on gender identity or expression are disproportionately women of color; WHEREAS, the transgender people of color are especially hard it by economic injustice, as the…

Resolution on Young Workers: We’re Fired Up!

i Sep 15th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, this generation, there has been a beautiful and fabulous explosion of LGBTQ youth activism, inspiring the future of our movement for equality and justice; WHEREAS, our unions and the national labor movement have launched national efforts to listen, support, train and engage young workers in the leadership of our movement; WHEREAS, many Pride @ Work Chapters are led by and with young LGBTQ labor activists, who bring skills, creativity and vital voices to the work of LGBTQ labor; WHEREAS,…

Call to Action on HIV/AIDS

i Sep 15th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, the CDC estimates that at the end of 2008, an estimated 1,178,350 persons aged 13 and older were living with HIV infection in the United States. Of those, 20% had undiagnosed HIV infections I; WHEREAS, young people aged 13–29 accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections in 2009. Among young black men who have sex with men, new HIV infections increased 48% from 2006 through 2009ii ; WHEREAS, while a cure is yet unknown, no one should suffer…