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Our Recap of AIDS Walk NY!

Our Recap of AIDS Walk NY!

On May 20th, CAM4 had the honour of co-sponsoring the annual AIDS Walk New York, the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world! The event has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS. This year, the event raised $4.4 million for Gay Men’s Health Crisis, which will goes towards essential services provided by GMHC and other HIV/AIDS organizations in the NY area, which includes housing, food, access to medical care and more.

Over 20,000 people attended the event in Central Park, which featured a 10 km walk around the park. Over 100,000 people in the New York tristate area are believed to be living with HIV/AIDS, yet one in five are not aware that they have the virus.

 

If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter (and if you don’t, what’s the matter with you?!), you know that CAM4’s own Johnny Diamond and Sammy Strips came out to show their support for the event, and met some influential LGTBQA+ community members along the way! Some of the special guests included Alexis Michelle, Aja, Trinity Taylor, Phi Phi O’Hara and Milk from RuPaul’s Drag Race; Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye, Charlie Caver from Teen Wolf, Matt Bomer from The Boys in the Band, and many more!

Want to check out our recap of AIDS Walk NYC? Check out our pics and videos down below!

 

 

 

 

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The talented trio – Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye – spoke to the crowd about how the event is significant to them (check out that CAM4 logo in the back!).

 

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RuPaul Drag Race contestant, Trinity Taylor, werked the stage and pumped up the crowd with her ammmmaaazing lip sync skills!

 

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Speaking of RuPaul’s Drag Race, how fantastic was Alexis Michelle?! Not only did we get an interview with the famous RuPaul All-Stars contestant, the queen hosted the Aids Walk post show and brought out her favourite Drag Race friends to show their support for this amazing cause. SHANTAY YOU STAY, QWUEENS!

 

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Aids Walk NYC 2018 raised over $4.4 MILLION for the GMHC and other HIV/AIDS organizations in the tristate area! They’re still taking donations until June 27th – DONATE HERE!

 

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One of our favourite couples of the event, Nico Tortorella and Bethany Meyers, made us laugh and cry at their post show with Alexis Michelle!

 

 

We were so excited and honoured to be surrounded with so many amazing celebrity and participants from around the world. The speeches from those who have been affected by AIDS were so moving and awe-inspiring. As a community that supports sexual openness, freedom and equality, CAM4 hopes that we can continue to attend this event for more years to come!

 

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