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PRCC and VIDA/SIDA joins the Chicago Gay Pride Parade


PRCC and Vida / SIDA joins ‪#‎ChicagoGayPrideParade‬ to Pay Tribute and Honor the Orlando LGBTQ Community. Join Us this Sunday, June 26, 2016  Meeting Point: Corner of Broadway and Montrose on the West Curb Lane. Meeting Time: 10:45 am. WE NEED

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SAVE THE DATE Cacica Coronation of Paseo Boricua 2016

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This is one of Vida/SIDA’ s major fundraisers which all of PRCC is requested to participate and join in the effort of selling tickets. Vida/SIDA has created an electronic site where tickets can be purchased. YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.

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Coronation of the Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen June 17th!

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by Pedro Mercado, VidaSIDA On Friday, June 17 th 2016 – Vida/SIDA will celebrate our 9th annual Coronation of the Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen. This years queen will be Cynthia Lee Fontaine! Fontaine was a contestant on the current season of

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“Embrace me I am Trans”


Friday, April 21st,  while Puerto Ricans were meeting with Puerto Rico community leaders in the nonprofit and government sector, along with stateside elected officials, TransLatin@ Coalition leaders were mobilizing in Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA, Atlanta, GA, New York, New

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Vida/SIDA is pleased to announce the relaunch of Generation L


by Gustavo Varela We are happy to be relaunching Generation L, our Mpowerment program for LGBTQ youth, as part of a new grant we received, the L-Act. We will be having our first safer sex workshop of the new fiscal year

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Collaboration, not Segregation, for Fortification and Integration

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by Anthony DeJesús, Integrated Paseo, PRCC United and undivided is what is necessary for minority communities to prosper, flourish, and succeed. There are many afflictions that affect minority communities in this day and age. The prevalence of theHuman Immunodeficiency Virus

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UN honors Maritxa Vidal


by Erika Abad, Puerto Rican Cultural Center  In the midst of personal struggle and continued efforts to advocate for TransLatin@ activists, Maritxa Vidal was named an Honorary Global Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations. On behalf of the United Nations, Dr.

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VidaSIDA represents PRCC @ Creating Change Conference

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by Pedro Mercado, VidaSIDA This past weekend, PRCC-Vida/SIDA’s very own Pedro Mercado, Milani (Gustavo Varela), Maya Lozano, & Maritxa Vidal, were able to represent PRCC at the annual Creating Change Conference. Being the largest LGBTQ conference in the United states, Vida/SIDA was

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SAVE THE DATE! December 1st 2015 Vida/SIDA Commemorates World AIDS Day!

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By Mayra Estrella, Director, Vida/SIDA World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people living with HIV, and to

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HIV Care and Treatment Saves Lives

From Vida/SIDA Across the nation, many in the healthcare field are discussing how to decrease new HIV infections. One key to controlling HIV in Illinois is early medical care and treatment for those living with the virus. In Illinois, there

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