Friday, November 30, 2007

campaign against the HRA

Hello everyone,
Hope everyone is doing well. So TJ is planning on developing a campaign against the HRA. I was wondering if any of you have any already compiled data on varying experiences that any of your TGNCPOC clients have dealt with i.e. surveys, complaint forms, anything that TJ can use to share with Robert Doar, Commissioner of HRA. TJ will be working on creating written and video taped statements of peoples varying experiences with discrimination at the HRA. Any help that you could provide will be greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Marie Rivera
TransJustice Coordinator
The Audre Lorde Project
85 South Oxford St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
E: erivera@alp.orgP:
(718)596-0342 x18
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Matthew Shepard Act in danger of passing

Hi everybody,
The Matthew Shepard Act, a critical Federal hate crimes law, haspassed both houses of Congress. But it's in serious danger ofnot becoming law if we don't act now. The House and Senate arereconciling their versions of the bill, and it's hit a politicalsnag. They'll make their final decisions very soon. Will you take one minute and send a message to Congress tellingthem to make sure the Matthew Shepard Act makes it to PresidentBush's desk for signature? Please take action right now!
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from Izzy Ruiz

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Recent informatin shows declining infections, but for men under 30 in Chelsea and Harlem, infection rates are still a serious issue. I am writing an article for Chelsea Now newspaper on World AIDS Day, and would love to speak to men who live in New York on this subject. I am interested in hearing answers to the following questions:

1. First name

2. Age

3. Is AIDS less of an issue now that people are living longer with the drug?

4. For men under 30, who do not remember the way the community suffered massive losses in the 80's and early 90's, does concern about prevention impact your daily lives?

5. Do you think people view AIDS as a disease that you can easily live with if well-medicated, like diabetes, or do people still view it as dangerous and deadly?

6. Have you noticed a decrease or increase in safer sex practices among your friends and peers?

I can be reached via email or phone

Rachel Breitman 917-992-9848

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fruta Extrana Fundraiser

Fruta Extrana Inc. & Caliente with Dr. Charley Ferrer

Fundraiser Celebration

Text Box:  Dear Friends:

Only four more weeks till our big event and we are hard at work to bring you the best Fundraiser ever.

Prizes & Giveaways: (more coming in daily)

Artwork – Daniel Delvalle, Hector Canonge, and Pepe Villegas

Hair Makeover – Oscar Da Silva

Day Spa sessions -- Oasis Spa

Traditional Spanish Feast – Midnight Staffing Event, Chelf Ronaldo Carmona

Beverages – Inca Kola & NYGLT Chamber of Commerce

3 Days/2 nights Hotel Stay – Friendly Travel

Entertainment – A Special Surprise treat

Space is limited, please RSVP and join us on this special day as we raise funds and celebrate our Nomination as Best TV Talk Show 2007.

When: December 8, 2007, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Where: 44 East 32nd Street, 11th Floor, Manhattan (Btw Park & Madison)

Admission: Free

(However, we hope you’ll make a donation to help us raise the $4500 a month we need to get on Cable TV)

Caliente with Dr. Charley Ferrer is the ONLY bi-lingual show on relationships and sexuality. Our show is full of marvelous advise on relationships and sexual issues for every perspective—Straight, GLBT, Kinky, and everything in between. Caliente with Dr. Charley is co-produced by the Institute of Pleasure and Fruta Extrana.

Live with passion,

Dr. Charley

Dr. Charley Ferrer

Institute of Pleasure


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Maya Azucena on Strange Fruit Radio

Maya Azucena on Strange Fruit Radio 11/12/07 - 9:32; 10:30; 13:47; 14:42; 18:23; 20:29; 21:07; 23:02 and on 11/13/07 - 12:07

Krudas Cubansi

Saturday, November 3, 2007