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  • ACTION ALERT & VIDEO: AIDSWatch 2014, 4/29, WASHINGTON, DC

    ACTION ALERT & VIDEO: AIDSWatch 2014, 4/29, WASHINGTON, DC

    JOIN C2EA & HOUSING WORKS for AIDSWatch 2014

    WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014, Rally to Pass HR 1843, the “REPEAL” Act at 12pm

    WHERE: UPPER SENATE PARK, WASHINGTON, DC

    Join the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA), Housing Works, AIDS United, and other allies in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 29th, for AIDSWatch 2014, the largest annual national, constituent-based advocacy event focused on HIV and AIDS in the Unites States. We will be meeting with Congressional offices throughout the day and lobbying for the following:

    • Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at national and state levels.

    • Policies that increase care access …

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    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  • This Just In: Thousands of Plus Size Looks from Gwynnie Bee + So Many April Events

    This Just In: Thousands of Plus Size Looks from Gwynnie Bee + So Many April Events

    Fashion-forward, plus size online retailer Gwynnie Bee generously donated thousands of gently used tops and dresses, sizes 10 – 3X, and we’re having a party to celebrate. We’ve joined forces with Curvilyfashion.com editor Sarah Chiwaya for a super fun shopping party at our Broadway & 96th Street Shop on Thursday, April 17 from 5 – 8 pm. Stop by to shop, drink, nosh, and maybe even win a $50 gift card! Can’t make the event, but still want to shop? No problem! Our Chelsea, Columbus & 74, Gramercy, Tribeca and Upper East Side Shops will have the clothing in stock the very next day.

    April going by too quickly? Capture the moment with vintage and new cameras, projectors, and …

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    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

  • ACTION ALERT: LGBT EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY 2014, 4/29, Albany

    ACTION ALERT: LGBT EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY 2014, 4/29, Albany

    JOIN HOUSING WORKS FOR LGBT EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY 2014

    WHEN: Tuesday, APRIL 29, 2014, 9AM-5PM

    WHERE: New York State Capitol, State Street, Albany, NY 12230

    As a proud member of the Transgender Rights Coalition, Housing Works is pleased to be joining our friends at Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) and hundreds of other New Yorkers in Albany on Tuesday, April 29th, for the largest annual statewide LGBT advocacy day!

    Our LGBT community is as diverse and colorful as the New York springtime wildflowers that are finally starting to bloom! In keeping with that, the theme of this year’s Equality & Justice Day, “Many Communities, One New York,” speaks to …

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    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  • April at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: Downtown Lit Fest, Middle School Dance, Poetry Sale, and More

    April at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: Downtown Lit Fest, Middle School Dance, Poetry Sale, and More

    I had my first iced coffee of the season today, and it felt great. Celebrate the end of hibernation with us, starting Thursday with our awkward middle school dance, continuing with the DLF opening happy hour on Friday and the Second Annual Downtown Literary Festival all day on Sunday, April 13. We’re keeping it going the next week with a discussion of censorship in North Korea, a panel of debut women writers, a poetry reading, a concert, a New Wave dance party, and a speed-networking event. And that’s just the next two weeks!

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

  • VIDEO: NY Health Commish Commits to AIDS-Free NYS 2020; HW CEO Praises “Down Payment” on End of AIDS

    VIDEO: NY Health Commish Commits to AIDS-Free NYS 2020; HW CEO Praises “Down Payment” on End of AIDS

    Signs of early springtime after a long, hard winter were budding in Albany on March 19, 2014, when VOCAL-NY brought together hundreds of people living with HIV and activists and allies from more than a dozen other AIDS/HIV service organizations—Housing Works, Treatment Action Group (TAG), and ACRIA among them—for a legislative rally at the state Capitol. Numerous AIDS community advocates and Senate and Assembly leaders spoke at the gathering, including Senators Brad Hoylman and Daniel Squadron and Assembly Members Deborah Glick and Robert Rodriguez, but the most notable remarks were made by New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, who outlined a roadmap to virtually eliminate AIDS in New York by 2020 and underscored …

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    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  • Get First Dibs on 50-70% Off Retail at Design on a Dime!

    Get First Dibs on 50-70% Off Retail at Design on a Dime!

    See for yourself why ELLE DECOR calls Design on a Dime “an unmatched shopping opportunity” by attending our Opening Night Reception on April 24! Your ticket* grants you shopping access to over 60 vignettes curated by the world’s top interior designers and filled with new furniture, artwork and home goods that can be yours for 50 – 70% off retail.

    Sound too good to be true? Get a glimpse of what’s in store on our Design on a Dime 2014 Pinterest board, pinned with treasures like this “Brielle End Table”, retail value $1,500, Housing Works price $700, donated by Bernhardt Furniture, featured in Patrick James Hamilton Designs’ vignette, or this “Norma Mirror” retail value: $1,450, …

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    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

  • April at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Comedy, Octopus, Poetry, 2nd Downtown Lit Fest

    April at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Comedy, Octopus, Poetry, 2nd Downtown Lit Fest

    These final days of March and all of April are jam-packed with nerdery, parties, and more at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. First, mark your calendar for April 11, when we’ll kick off the second annual Downtown Literary Festival with an opening happy hour. The festival itself will be Sunday, April 13; details are coming very, very soon to downtownliteraryfestival.org. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered before then: a pun competition, a self-pub primer, rocking out, comedy, food writing, octopus facts, poetry, an awkward (is there any other kind?) middle school dance, and more. Every day is a literary festival here at HWBC.

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm

  • REGISTER FOR National HIV Is Not A Crime Conference, 6/2-6/5

    REGISTER FOR National HIV Is Not A Crime Conference, 6/2-6/5

    From our allies at C2EA

    REGISTRATION / SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN:

    NATIONAL HIV IS NOT A CRIME CONFERENCE

    June 2–5, 2014 at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

    Register now! Click Here.

    HIV, LGBT, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS UNITE TO END HIV CRIMINALIZATION

    GRINNELL, IA, March 14, 2014 — Registration is open for the first-ever national HIV is Not a Crime conference convened to unite and train advocates living with HIV and allies from across the country in the effort to end the criminalization of people with HIV. The gathering will be held from June 2nd to 5th, 2014, …

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    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

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