Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Most of the kids that the Hetrick-Martin Institute served were kids of color. We black, Puerto Rican, Asian, Indian and biracial kids were finding a way out of no way, creating impromptu families because our real families hated us or no longer claimed us as their own.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute provides programs for at-risk LGBT youth. On Nov. 13 the organization will be holding the Emery Awards 2013, honoring Chelsea Clinton and others. My exclusive video explains how you can get involved.
Just around the corner, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, JFC celebrates the 10th anniversary since the New York event was established, initially as an in-store event, by fashion pioneer and philanthropist, Jeffrey Kalinsky.
Last Tuesday, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, the annual fashion fundraiser benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and those living with HIV/AIDS celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a kick-off cocktail event at the Jeffrey store
Some experience a lack of support from their loved ones, and others are even faced with homelessness. Here in New York the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute are invaluable resources to these kids, but both of these organizations were affected by Hurricane Sandy.