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Queering up a bigot for a good cause

Hello Everybody,

Please join Queer Rising this Sunday at the New York AIDS Walk for Ruben Diaz’s Drag Race!

Date:  Sunday, May 15th
Time:  10:30am-4:00pm
Location:  Riverside Drive & 95th Street (along the route of the NY AIDS Walk)

In short, this Sunday is the AIDS Walk in New York City. Since 1986, this walk  raised more than $116 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and is now the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world.

Unfortunately, this year, NY State Senator Ruben Diaz (D, Bronx), has decided to throw his own bigoted, anti-marriage equality event in the Bronx on the same day in an attempt to divert attention from the AIDS Walk. This is particularly offensive and disgusting given the tragic reality that the people in the Bronx continue to suffer more deaths from HIV/AIDS than any other NY borough.

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