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  • Tomorrow! Loose: A Comedy Show

    Tomorrow! Loose: A Comedy Show

    Tomorrow night, Thursday, July 7! Loose: A Comedy Show hosted by Jo Firestone and Josh Rabinowitz features free-wheeling laughs and chaotic bits. With performances by guest comics TBA.

    $10 tickets are a donation to Housing Works, Inc., and include a free drink (beer, wine, coffee, tea). Doors at 6:45pm, show starts at 7pm! Not to be missed!

    This July, we’ve got an exciting calendar of events coming up. If you’re an editor or agent of adult fiction, register now for the American Association of Publishers’ speed-networking event on Wednesday, July 13 — the second event in their great new series. Plus, we can’t wait for Hannah Pittard presents Listen to Me on Wednesday, July 20, featuring …

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    Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  • Queer Women Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy + Upcoming Bookstore Events

    Queer Women Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy + Upcoming Bookstore Events

    Tomorrow night! Let your pride celebration continue: There are still spots left for I Like Your Glasses! Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy – Queer Women edition, a night of mingling and 10% off books for ladies seeking ladies, who would rather be judged by their book cover. Register now so we can find someone for everyone to check out (library pun intended).

    And coming up, we’ve got some lively July events on their way. Next Thursday, July 7, our acclaimed Loose: A Comedy Show returns (awesome guests to be announced!), and on Wednesday, July 13, the American Association of Publishers returns for their second in a series of speed-networking events — this time around for agents and editors of adult fiction. …

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    Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

  • New York State Budget Update: Rental Assistance for people with HIV Still Up in the Air

    New York State Budget Update: Rental Assistance for people with HIV Still Up in the Air

    Guest Post by Carmelita Cruz, Director of NY Advocacy

    Just before the close of this legislative session, the Governor and Legislature announced several agreements on big ticket items such as ethics reform, daily fantasy sports betting, and the brunch bill (ensuring we all have access to alcoholic beverages earlier on Sundays), as well as release of funding for 1,200 units of supportive housing under the Affordable and Supportive Housing Plan announced earlier this year by Governor Cuomo. This means that a significant portion of the $2 billion set aside in the budget for this plan as yet to be appropriated for the remaining 4,800 units promised by the Governor, as well as other significant housing initiatives including rental assistance expansion for people living with Read More

    Posted on June 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  • Legislative Leaders Pass Bill Aimed at Ending the AIDS Epidemic But Much Work Remains

    Legislative Leaders Pass Bill Aimed at Ending the AIDS Epidemic But Much Work Remains

    Albany, NY—In the final days of the 2016 New York State Legislative Session, the Senate and Assembly each passed a bill aimed at decreasing new HIV infections, sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (Democrat, Manhattan) and Senator Kemp Hannon (Republican, Long Island).

    The bill (A10724/S8129/Governor’s Program Bill #30) will remove provisions requiring informed consent for HIV testing, instead requiring that an individual be advised that an HIV test is going to be performed and that any objection to the test be noted in the patient’s record. This is an effort to increase individual HIV testing statewide by allowing for a more routine and streamlined process. The upper age limit for offering an HIV test will also be removed, now providing …

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    Posted on June 17, 2016 at 6:05 pm

  • Summer | June Membership | & Dad

    Summer | June Membership | & Dad

    Summer is (almost) here! This weekend is going to prove it too, with sunny skies and warm temperatures! Ahhhh summer…..

    And Father’s Day. Did it slip your mind? It’s okay, it happens to the best of us. Make the fathers in your life feel like Kings for the Day. This Saturday, June 18, our West Village and Brooklyn Heights Shops will be stocked with ties, watches, bags and other great gifts for Dad.

    Thinking of hitting up the beach this weekend? SoHo’s Swimsuit Edition has all the beach essentials to make your fun in the sun happen in the most chic way possible! But we won’t stop there — we’ve got the anthems of your entire …

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    Posted on June 16, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  • Housing Works CEO Charles King’s Reflections on the Orlando Attack

    Housing Works CEO Charles King’s Reflections on the Orlando Attack

    A statement by Housing Works President & CEO Charles King on the massacre in Orlando, Florida, at Pulse Night Club, where 49 LGBT people and allies were murdered and over 50 more were injured.

    Thirty-one years ago, on the first Sunday in June, I preached my last sermon as the assistant pastor of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church in New Haven, Connecticut. I preached on the text found in three of the Christian Gospels on the woman with the issue of blood. Perhaps from a fistula, this woman had been bleeding vaginally continuously for 12 years. While this hemorrhaging might have had many medical consequences, clearly the worst consequence was that, under the religious code, she was deemed “unclean,” making it socially unacceptable for …

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    Posted on June 15, 2016 at 9:35 am

  • Release of Civil Society and Communities Declaration to End HIV

    Release of Civil Society and Communities Declaration to End HIV

    New York, NY—This week, U.N. General Assembly Member States attended the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS, where they pledged to pursue a course of action to end the global AIDS epidemic by the year 2030 and discussed a strategy to achieve that objective. Toward that end, on the first day of the three-day summit, members adopted a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that includes a set of specific targets for the year 2020.

    However, activists walked out of the meeting after the new resolution was adopted to draw attention to critical items missing from the document—among them, stronger funding commitments for key populations affected by HIV and commitments to the human …

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    Posted on June 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

  • Pride 20/20: LGBTQ Civil Rights, A #BHeard Community Town Hall

    Pride 20/20: LGBTQ Civil Rights, A #BHeard Community Town Hall

    Housing Works is pleased to be partnering with BRIC TV *to present *Pride 20/20: LGBTQ Civil Rights, a live-broadcast, town hall-style discussion, June 14 at 7pm. The discussion, hosted by Brian Vines (Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV), will create a powerful dialogue around LGBTQ rights and equality over the next four years.

    It’s a movement that found political voice at Stonewall, power during the AIDS epidemic, and a won a key national victory with gay marriage. But there’s still work to be done, so where do we go from here?

    On June 14th at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY) we’ll bring together journalists, activists, artists and elected officials to look at issues like LGBTQ civil rights, job …

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    Posted on June 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm

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