Miami: AHF To Bring Meaning And History To LGBTQ Pride-goers Nationwide

Miami Beach Pride Festival & Parade, April 6th
9
th, 2019

Free HIV tests | Free condoms | Historical Art

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),
the largest global AIDS organization, is proud to join the LGBTQ
community in celebrating the 2019 LGBTQ Pride season through its
participation in 24 Pride events across the country—in
many locations, touring with its “Our Champions” Pride
bus.


This years “Our Champions” theme honors eight key influential
advocates and activists in the nearly four-decade fight against HIV and
AIDS and/or in AHF’s own history. The activists will be honored side by
side on a double-decker bus, each with its own colorful animated
portrait. AHF’s hope is to catch the eyes of parade-goers, reminding
them of the brave human beings who helped change our world.

The activists include Arthur Ashe, Archbishop Carl Bean, Chris
Brownlie, Princess Diana, Larry Kramer,
Connie Norman, Elizabeth
Taylor
and Coconut Grove, Miami’s own Pedro Zamora. Zamora,
who appeared on MTV’s ‘Real World: San Francisco’, was one of the first
openly gay men with AIDS in popular media. He made television history by
exchanging vows with another man on national TV. He testified before
Congress and was honored after his 1994 death by U.S. President Bill
Clinton for personalizing and humanizing those living with HIV.

The heartfelt artistic Pride tribute comes on the 50th
anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, perhaps the largest milestone
for the LGBTQ rights movement in modern history.

WHAT:

   

AHF’s ‘Our Champions’ bus and marching contingent in Miami Beach
Pride Parade

WHEN:

Sunday, April 7th, 12 noon parade kicks off

WHERE:

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

B-ROLL:

-Our Champions’ bus (with world renowned DJ Erik Vilar
spinning on the rooftop),

 

-AHF FREE mobile testing units

 

-AHF ‘Icon’ and ‘Love’ FREE condom giveaways.

While we honor ‘Our Champions,’ AHF’s fight to end AIDS globally
actively continues. At 24 pride events throughout the country, AHF will
give out free
condoms
and offer thousands of free
HIV tests
via our on-site mobile testing vans,” said Whitney
Engeran Cordova
, Senior Director of Public Health for AHF. “Our
advocacy efforts come packaged with dancing and entertainment via
fun-filled events at each pride event. Rather than waiting for the
community to come to us, we’re coming to them.”

AHF’s ‘Our Champions’ bus will travel to multiple Pride parades
throughout the country, stopping first in Miami, then New York, Los
Angeles, Washington D.C, and Chicago.

MIAMI BEACH 2019 AHF PRIDE SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday 4/6/2019

    Sunday 4/7/2019
  • 12pm noon-10pm: (FREE mobile HIV testing open to public
    at VIP tent).

    1 completed test = 1 ticket to
    VIP tent.

 

   
  • 12pm noon-3pm: world renowned DJ Erik Vilar
    spinning on the rooftop of AHF bus along the Pride parade route
    on Ocean Drive.
  • 8pm-10pm: World-renowned DJ Erik Vilar spinning on
    the T.D. stage.

    Time TBA: Jessica Wild
    of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ performs

   
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm: AHF’s Transgender affinity group, FLUX,
    to sponsor two performances from Michele (Beyonce
    Impersonator) and Champagne on the T.D. stage.
   

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit
HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical
care and/or services to over one million individuals in 43 countries
worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe,
and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare

Contacts

LOS ANGELES:
Marin Austin, Director, Communications, AHF
+1.323.333.7754
mobile
marin.austin@aidshealth.org