Join us December 1st as we commemorate World AIDS Day.
Stop by our Red [Space] Resource Fair from 1:00-5:00 pm and get resources provided by community partners. Or join us in community and conversations at a special Red [Space] Happy Hour featuring performances by Bianca Debonair and Heaux’Tell Onassis from 5:00 -7:00 pm.
World AIDS Day is an annual event observed on December 1st around the world. It is dedicated to raising awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, honoring those who have died from the disease, and showing support for people living with HIV. The day serves as an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to promote understanding and education about the virus, and to advocate for increased access to prevention, treatment, and care.
World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988 and is often marked by various activities, events, and campaigns organized by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and individuals. The red ribbon is a symbol associated with HIV/AIDS awareness, and you may see people wearing it or red ribbons displayed in various places to show solidarity with those affected by the disease.
The key objectives of World AIDS Day include reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, promoting HIV testing and prevention, and advocating for policies and resources to support those affected by the virus.
Red [Space] is a program of Stonewall Columbus and aims to be an affirming space for queer community to learn, explore, and understand HIV/STI wellness. Red [Space]’s primary focus on creating space (programming and resource connection) for underrepresented (BIPoC) queer populations in and around Columbus/Central Ohio.