Let's Talk Positive for World AIDS Day 2013

Publish Date: 26/11/2013

To mark World AIDS Day, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (The LGF) are hosting ‘Talk Positive’ on Sunday 1 December - an informal open day and event for gay and bisexual men to talk about what we should do in the fight against HIV, how we can break down the stigma surrounding it and what concerns we may have about sexual health issues.

The relaxed setting will encourage open discussions about empowering positive attitudes between HIV positive gay and bisexual men and those seeking information on HIV or those who have questions on what it is like to live with the virus.

This will provide an opportunity for gay and bisexual men including those who are HIV Positive to talk to one another about how HIV affects our communities and discuss the issues that matter to them about HIV and sexual health.

This event is a free pop-in which means you can come and go as you please throughout the afternoon, and even better, there will be free food and refreshments available to escape from the cold weather outside!

Participants will be able to share their own experiences to both help empower and support other men who may feel uncomfortable discussing these issues or may be in need of further information.

The event will also include quizzes, prizes and an opportunity to make special red ribbon lanterns for Manchester’s World AIDS Day candlelight vigil later in the evening.

The Community Book of Remembrance will also be available for people to add their thoughts and tributes to those affected by HIV.

Staff from The LGF will be joining the candlelight procession and vigil at Sackville Gardens after the event so they will be on hand to take any attendees who wish to pay their respects.

Manchester’s candlelight vigil will start at 6.45pm, preceded by a candlelight procession at 6.15pm assembling at Sackville Gardens in Manchester’s LGBT Village.

World AIDS Day is a global health day held on 1 December every year and is an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, support people living with HIV and remember those who have lost their lives to HIV or AIDS.

The event will be held from 2-6pm on Sunday 1 December at The LGF Community Resource Centre, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF. For further information, please email: men@lgf.org.uk