What Charlie Sheen’s revelation means for HIV stigma in San Diego

Actor Charlie Sheen announced Tuesday that he's been living with HIV for four years.

The revelations were shocking to some. But unlike the AIDS panic in the 1980s and 90s, HIV today isn't a death sentence.

Mama's "Pie in the Sky" fundraiser is a way of giving back to locals in need

It’s that time of year when the aroma of homemade pies fill the air and families come together to celebrate life and unity.

Unfortunately for some in San Diego, that is only a dream. But every year Mama’s Kitchen tries to make it a reality for locals who are restricted by AIDS, cancer or hunger.

Now in its eleventh year Mama’s Pie in the Sky fundraising bake sale reaches out to the public in hopes that they will buy one of their delicious pies supplied by many of San Diego’s finest kitchens.

Coco Peru can't look at anal warts in funny PSA about HPV

The complacent Jewish mother, Coco Peru, gets tested when she speaks to the LGBT community via WehoLife. about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and the anxiety inducing topic of “anal cancer.”

“That bothers me,” Peru says as she interrupts production to speak to the director. “Michael, I explicitly said ‘no anal’ in my contract. I mean you told me you wouldn’t be giving me anymore anal!”

The video is called “The More You Know” and spoofs the old NBC inter-commercial PSA’s of the 80’s.

Sixties anti-gay propaganda film gets a healthy update

In 1961 a black-and-white educational movie, “Boys Beware,” was produced, warning about the then monsters known as homosexuals.

The film follows Lieutenant Williams as he investigates the friendship between a gay older stranger and Jimmy, a naïve teenager who succumbs to the outsider's hypnotic same-sex manipulations. Recently, an update to that film was posted on YouTube.

Director Andrew Putschoegl has taken the premise of the old propaganda film and created one of his own also called “Boys Beware.” However this film is of a different nature.

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Lambda Legal releases its helpful "Know Your Rights: HIV" hub

Today, Lambda Legal released their latest version of “Know Your Rights: HIV” section in their information hub.

This guide helps people understand what their legal rights are, how to deal with discrimination and how to protect themselves from others who may be violating their rights.

#AIDSWalkSD update: Help us hit it!

Help Us Reach the Half Million Dollar Mark

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New Tom of Finland ONE condoms to be featured at The Folsom Street Fair

The Folsom Street Fair will take place in San Francisco on Sunday, September 27. The popular event is a celebration of the leather and fetish segments of the LGBT community. The street scene is touted as being “The World’s Biggest Leather Event.”

This year’s celebration will also include a very special guest, Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland. Although the artist died in 1991, his images are still some of the most recognized in the gay community, especially the leather sector.

#AIDSWalkSD update: Mark's 23rd time

Mark Padgett is Walking in AIDS Walk for the 23rd Time – Will You Join Him?

On Saturday, Sept. 26, Mark Padgett will lace up his shoes for his 23rd AIDS Walk & Run San Diego and he is grateful for the chance to play his part in the fight to end new cases of HIV/AIDS.

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The most magical night in San Diego will be red: The Red Dress Party

Once upon a time there was a young man who moved from Portland, Oregon, to San Diego. His name is Steven Shyne and like most people who live here, he loved the sun, the food and most of all, the community.

But, there was something missing; an event that would bring the city together for a night of celebration and good times, but also bring awareness to the villain that still threatens the kingdom: HIV/AIDS.

#AIDSWalkSD update: Rich & The Extra Mile

Join AIDS Walk & Run San Diego’s top fundraisers -- like our own Rich Valdez -- and you, too, can don a fabulous gold crown on Saturday, Sept. 26!

All participants who raise $1,000 or more for AIDS Walk become members of our “Extra Mile Club.” In addition to those lovely crowns, Extra Milers also get access to express registration, coffee and treats on the day of the event and a special invitation to our post-Walk thank you brunch cruise on Saturday, Nov. 7.