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  • 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 …

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    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>
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  • 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 …

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    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

  • ADVOCACY EVENT: NYC Nigerian LGBTers Screening of “Veil of Silence” Doc

    ADVOCACY EVENT: NYC Nigerian LGBTers Screening of “Veil of Silence” Doc

    A Screening & Discussion of “Veil of Silence” Documentary

    One year ago, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria signed into law a bill that criminalizes gay marriage and same-sex relationships and can impose prison sentences on offenders of up to 14 years. An earlier draft of the bill promised the death sentence. This documentary offers an inside look into the Nigerian LGBT community and the effects of the “jail-the-gays” anti-LGBT law. A downloadable flyer of the event details appears at the bottom of this post, so please share!

    WHAT: Screening & Discussion of “Veil of Silence” Documentary

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm

    WHERE: GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis), 446 West 33rd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), 7th Floor, Read More

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:38 am

  • Mark Greif & A.O. Scott, Tumblr presents Katie Coyle, and Ask Roulette with Ted Leo & Julie Turner

    Warm up with some lively events this winter at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! TONIGHT, we present the newest work of n+1‘s Mark Greif, The Age of the Crisis of Man, a fascinating take on the evolution of culture and criticism in mid-twentienth century America, in conversation with film critic A.O. Scott.

    On Tuesday, January 27, we’ll have end-of-the-world teen-style fun to kick off Katie Coyle’s Vivian Apple at the End of the World, named one of Rolling Stone’s best YA novels of all time. With drinks and snacks lovingly provided by tumblr! Thursday, January 29, we’re singing Happy B-Day to Ask Roulette, with extra-special guests Ted Leo and Julie Turner, for the 3rd anniversary of this hot-seat Q&A series. And the bratty, …

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    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

  • NYS Syringe Access Legislation Introduced; Passage Would Reduce New HIV & Hep C Infections

    NYS Syringe Access Legislation Introduced; Passage Would Reduce New HIV & Hep C Infections

    NEW YORK, NY—Yesterday, Housing Works community members gathered with state lawmakers, healthcare providers, and other community advocates and allies to mark the introduction of legislation to remove barriers to sterile syringe access by repealing the criminal law on syringe possession and loosening restrictions on pharmacy sales. Syringe access programs have operated with state support since 1992 and are credited with reversing a widespread HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs.

    “Getting drug addicts the ability to be able to have clean needles means that the amount of people that will be impacted by HIV, by hepatitis C, and other transmitted diseases, will be lessened,” said State Senator Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, who co-sponsored the bill along with Assemblyman Richard Gottfried. …

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    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

  • Governor Cuomo’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force Completes Plan to End AIDS in NY State by 2020

    Governor Cuomo’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force Completes Plan to End AIDS in NY State by 2020

    Albany, NY—On January 13, 2015, the Ending the Epidemic Task Force, convened by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) at the behest of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, completed its comprehensive, rigorous, and unprecedented Plan to End AIDS in New York State by 2020.

    Charles King, CEO of Housing Works, who co-chaired the task force with Gus Birkhead of the DOH’s AIDS Institute, stated, “Governor Andrew Cuomo, working with the community, the task force, and the New York City and State health departments, has created a visionary package that, if implemented, has the potential to end the AIDS epidemic in the state by 2020. Ending New York’s epidemic means reducing new HIV infections from over 3,000 last year …

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    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  • NYC EVENT REMINDER! Tonight at 7pm: The Recollectors Launch Party

    NYC EVENT REMINDER! Tonight at 7pm: The Recollectors Launch Party

    WHAT: The Recollectors Project Launch Party

    WHEN: TONIGHT! Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7PM

    WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012

    FREE & OPEN TO ALL

    RSVP on Facebook

    About The Event

    Join us tonight, January 8, 2015, to celebrate the launch of The Recollectors with drinks, music, and Recollectors contributors. Reading and discussion with:

    • Kia (Benbow) Labeijia, AIDS activist and multi-disciplinary artist working in photography, illustration, dance, performance, and installation.
    • Mateo Rodriguez, TheBody.com writer and editors who was recently named one of the POZ 100.
    • Marco Roth, author of The Scientists: A Family Romance and co-founder of literary journal n+1.
    • Reed …

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      Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm

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