blogs

Blog

  • Unshrouding the Veil of Silence: Anti-LGBT Law in Nigeria, Revisited

    Unshrouding the Veil of Silence: Anti-LGBT Law in Nigeria, Revisited

    Guest blogpost by Audu Kadiri, Activist and Housing Works Asylum Project Participant, & Scott S. Davis, Program Coordinator, Housing Works Asylum Project

    On January 28, 2015, Nigerians in the New York LGBT Community organized an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the “jail the gay” law in Nigeria. The event consisted of a documentary film screening and discussion hosted by GMHC and co-sponsored by Housing Works and Arcus Foundation, among other organizations, and about 90 people representing a number of organizations attended.

    The event objectives were to:
    1) facilitate conversation on the state of health and human rights service delivery to LGBT persons in Nigeria
    2) create awareness of the effect of the law on …

    Read More

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

  • HW Gives Testimony at NY State Health/Medicaid Hearing

    HW Gives Testimony at NY State Health/Medicaid Hearing

    Albany, NY—On Monday, February 2, the members of the New York State Senate and Assembly Health committees and the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways & Means Committee gathered to hear testimony from various government agencies and community groups on the impact of the proposed executive budget.

    These joint budget hearings are the only time all of these members gather together to hear public input on the impact of the proposed budget. Housing Works was able to secure a spot in the hearing and ended the night with a bang, following Tracey Brooks, President of Family Planning Advocates and Kate Breslin, President of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

    Health/Medicaid Hearing Testimony from East New York RAB Chair & HW Client …

    Read More

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  • 2/9 EVENT REMINDER: Charles King’s 60th Bday/Celebrate Decades of Defiance

    2/9 EVENT REMINDER: Charles King’s 60th Bday/Celebrate Decades of Defiance

    A Roast Fit for Charles King

    WHAT: Housing Works co-founder & CEO Charles King’s 60th Birthday Bash

    WHEN: Monday, February 9th, 2015, 7:00pm-9:30pm

    WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY

    HOW: Tickets can be purchased online at charleskings60th.eventbrite.com.

    More About the Event

    There’s still time to join us on Monday, February 9. at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate our beloved Co-Founder and CEO, Charles King, who is turning 60. What better way to celebrate this infamous rabble-rouser than to host a big ole roast? With NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg presiding, we’ll serve up delicious beverages and bites as well as roasts from Charles’s oldest frenemies. And, in true Housing Works fashion, that’s …

    Read More

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

  • EVENT ALERTS for Nat’l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    EVENT ALERTS for Nat’l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    This Saturday, February 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), an annual occasion to honor the memory of those we have lost and to raise awareness about the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.

    Although African Americans represent 14 percent of the population in the United States, they account for nearly of all annual new HIV infections in the U.S. and more than one-third of all people living with HIV nationwide. Moreover, black gay and bisexual men, especially young men, continue to be the most heavily affected by HIV in the U.S., with young black men who have sex with men (MSMs) accounting for more new annual infections than …

    Read More

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 7:08 pm

  • Literary Speed Dating, Geeky Feminism, Elisa Albert, Words After War & more!

    Literary Speed Dating, Geeky Feminism, Elisa Albert, Words After War & more!

    Trudge your way through garbage-filled patches of brown NYC snow and warm up with some spectacular February events. Still searching for your valentine? February 18, our famed Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy, hetero edition, is back! Tickets are $15, bring a book and your cutest horn-rims, drink specials at nearby bar Botanica to follow! We’re also looking forward to GEEK WEEK!, February 15 – 28. Sales on Sci-Fi, graphic novels, horror, and more with some geektastic programs: Geeky Feminism on February 23 and Geeks vs. Nerds Trivia Happy Hour on February 28. And mark your calendars, we are closing out February with the launch of two hot new books: journalist Mary Pilon launches The Monopolists on February 23 with a rowdy Monopoly-themed …

    Read More

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm

  • February is the COOLEST Month!

    February is the COOLEST Month!

    Happy almost February! Sure, we’ve got (fingers crossed) six more weeks of winter, but we’re here soften the blow with tons of fantastic promotions you’re sure to love.

    February is Membership Appreciation Month! Considering membership? Now is the best time to join as you get a whopping 30% off your first purchase when you become an Advocate level member or above. Plus, but we give a little extra love in this month (and June and August) with a daily 10% discount (in addition to your usual 25% off on Sundays). And, get this, you also get early access to our not-to-be-missed Best of Sales—starting February 28.

    We’re so pumped about our events this month that …

    Read More

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

  • AIDS & Gay Activist Peter Staley on “Our Country’s Greatest AIDS Activist” (w/VIDEO)

    AIDS & Gay Activist Peter Staley on “Our Country’s Greatest AIDS Activist” (w/VIDEO)

    Many know Housing Works Co-Founder and CEO Charles King as a rabble-rouser who has gotten arrested more times than he can count for acts of civil disobedience on behalf of the people and causes he believes in. Others know him as an inspiring Baptist minister. Still others know him as the leader and face of Housing Works and a recently named co-chair of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force, which completed its work last week. But it’s those who have seen him speak publicly who perhaps best understand why longtime AIDS activist Peter Staley called King “our country’s greatest AIDS activist” in his recent “love letter” of a blog post in POZ.

    Peter Staley tweet … <p class='more'><a href='http://www.housingworks.org/hw-blogs/detail/aids-gay-activist-peter-staley-on-our-countrys-greatest-aids-activist-w-vid'>Read More</a></p> </p>
							<p>
							 Posted <!--by <a href=Mikola De Roo--> on January 23, 2015 at 3:50 pm

  • EVENT ALERT (w/VIDEO): Charles King’s 60th Bday/Celebrate Decades of Defiance

    EVENT ALERT (w/VIDEO): Charles King’s 60th Bday/Celebrate Decades of Defiance

    A Roast Fit for Charles King

    WHAT: Housing Works co-founder & CEO Charles King’s 60th Birthday Bash

    WHEN: Monday, February 9th, 2015, 7:00pm-9:30pm

    WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY

    HOW: Tickets can be purchased online at charleskings60th.eventbrite.com.

    More About the Event

    Our beloved Co-Founder and CEO, Charles King, is turning 60. What better way to celebrate this infamous rabble-rouser than to host a big ole roast? With NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg presiding, we’ll serve up delicious beverages and bites as well as roasts from Charles’s oldest frenemies. And, in true Housing Works fashion, that’s not all: you won’t want to miss the once-in-a-lifetime auction opportunity we’ve got planned. Nab your tickets now! Tickets …

    Read More

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Older Entries | Newer Entries