ADVOCACY ART

PARTNERS.

The UBI is featuring an exhibition of the created works on their website and social media pages, as will the UBI’s partner organizations– ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere).

PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS:

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COLAGE unites people with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and/or asexual parent into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

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Founded in 1982, GMHC provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to the most vulnerable in New York City in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our mission is the end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. We believe that community, wellness, and advocacy are keys to protecting and uplifting people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. GMHC strives to provide everyone we serve with a fighting chance for a productive, healthy, and dignified life. The 10,000 clients whom GMHC serves per year are from communities hardest hit by both the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics: 85 percent live in poverty; 80 percent are people of color; 58 percent are immunocompromised; 40 percent are over age 50; and 16 percent report homelessness at intake. Our comprehensive psychosocial services include advocacy; health benefits; HIV & STI testing; housing & financial management; legal; meals & nutrition; mental & behavioral health; prevention & community health; substance use; training, education, capacity-building, & research; wellness; and workforce development.

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ACT UP — the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power — is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals, united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis. ACT UP was formed in response to social neglect, government negligence and the complacency of the medical establishment during the 1980s. They meet with government officials, distribute the latest medical information, and protest and demonstrate. They are not silent. While ACT UP has an incredible history, HIV/AIDS is not history. HIV/AIDS is very much with us. And they call on you to join the fight to end AIDS.