A&PI Wellness Center host HIV activists from Japan!
SAN FRANCISCO - November 16, 2004 — A&PI Wellness
Center hosted visitors from OCCUR, a gay and lesbian organization
working on queer rights issues and HIV prevention among gay
men and non-gay identified men. Our three day exchange was
illuminating and humbling for us at A&PI Wellness Center.
We learned that the Japanese government is forward thinking
in allowing racy, sexy and sex positivite images in HIV prevention
education materials. We learned the struggle of trying to
fund gay and lesbian support services in Japan is similar
to ours in the A&PI queer community. We learned that working
as activists in our communities means fighting for human rights.
We shared our personal stories, we shared our stories of how
we supported major transitions in our respective agencies
to sustain our work and we shared how we could partner in
our work on gay and lesbiain issues and HIV/AIDS issues across
the Pacific in the future. For more information, contact Lina
Sheth, Director of Research & Technical Assistance at
415.292.3420 x320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.