World AIDS Day Remarks
by David Heitstuman

Sacramento commemorated World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with ceremonies at FACES, the Sacramento LGBT Center's Q-Spot for youth and Badlands.

The event at FACES was hosted by Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, FACES and the Capital City AIDS Fund. At the ceremony Terrie Sidie presented a check on behalf of CGNIE for $1,500 to CCAF and CCAF presented the keys to a specially equipped golf cart called the Condom Connection to Sacramento City College.

Sac LGBT Center Board President David Heitstuman spoke at the ceremony about the need to continue the fight against new HIV/AIDS infections and to end the stigmatizing of those already affected. His prepared remarks are below.

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A Horrifying New Musical Set For San Francsico

by Chris Narloch

The talented (and unusual) trio of Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett will bring an intriguing new musical to San Francisco, when the national tour of “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” stops in to the SHN Curran Theatre for two performances only, on Friday and Saturday, December 5 & 6.

Gina Gershon (“Bound”) stars in the new musical, which is a rare opportunity to see a musical horror story on the stage.

Read more: A Horrifying New Musical Set For San Francsico


Pauly Shore LIVE in Old Sacramento - Just as you remember him

by Colt McGraw

If you can remember the 90's, you'll remember Pauly Shore.  His simple, slacker humor led to over 100 million dollars in movie ticket sales.

And his hit comedies Bio-Dome, Encino Man and Son-In-Law made him a household name.

Read more: Pauly Shore LIVE in Old Sacramento


Sharing the Stories of those lost to AIDS

The National AIDS Memorial Grove will observes World AIDS Day by sharing touching stories left at the grove through the years, that pay tribute to lost friends and loved ones

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and AIDS and human rights activist and actress, Judith Light, will be among those in attendance who will share their own personal stories and be recognized for their longstanding leadership during the Light in the Grove and World AIDS Day ceremonies on Sunday, November 30 and Monday, December 1.

Read more: Sharing the Stories of those lost to AIDS


Get the Facts on PrEP/Truvada

Gustavo Trejo from Cares Community Health will give a presentation and Q&A on PrEP/Truvada: the HIV prevention pill.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for HIV negative people who are at substantial risk of infection to prevent HIV by taking a pill every day.

Read more: Get the Facts on PrEP/Truvada


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