Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy of humanitarian service and commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS lives on through the work of ETAF. Please join us.
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We are proud to announce our 3rd annual partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation (@ejaf)! Far too many people are denied equal rights & access to healthcare. This year, with increased funding from #ETAF, EJAF has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to 9 organizations in the Southern United States, taking our fight to #endAIDS in the U.S. where it is needed most.
Jason and Jamie Tafoya have a powerful message to share about HIV criminalization. Last night, they shared an intimate story about their son being incarcerated due to his HIV status. Despite the fact that Anthony Tafoya (at the time 23-years old) was virally suppressed and did not transmit the virus, he was sentenced to 29 years in a California state prison. Their vulnerability is mobilizing people to stand up against discriminatory laws that target people living with HIV. Thank you Jason and Jamie for joining us last night! #HIVIsNotACrime (photos by: @seanblackphoto)
We couldn't have had our #HIVIsNotACrime event last night without the evening's sponsor, Tito's! Thank you for helping #ETAF host such an impactful evening. (photo by: @seanblackphoto)
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Last night, with her son, daughter-in-law, and nephew by her side, Congresswoman Barbara Lee gave some empowering remarks to our guests at #ETAF's #HIVIsNotACrime event. We are so thankful for all she has done and continues to do for people living with HIV around the globe. (photo by @seanblackphoto)
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Last night #ETAF hosted a delicious dinner and urgent dialogue around HIV Criminalization Reform at the Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles. We are so thankful for Elizabeth Taylor's granddaughter and ETAF Ambassador, Naomi Wilding for generously donating her space for such a lovely evening filled with great food, inspiring conversation, and a participative community.
Many thanks to @repbarbaralee for sharing stories with us, to our airline sponsor @Delta, to our community partners Equality California, Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project, and The SERO Project, to Sean Black for his dedication and photographic talents, and to everyone who showed up willing to help fight this social injustice. #HIVIsNotACrime (photo by: @seanblackphoto)
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1,000 young people ages 13-24 are diagnosed with #HIV every month in the U.S. Today is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and #ETAF is grateful to spotlight our grantee partner The Grassroot Project, an organization based in D.C. that is making an incredible impact educating and empowering youth about HIV and sexual health through after-school sport programs. ETAF was honored to recently visit The Grassroot Project with a few of Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren.
In the words of our founder, "To protect our future, we must support prevention programs above all for the young." #NYHAAD
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The Florida delegation at #AIDSWatch met with Senator Marco Rubio, asking for his support for key legislation needed to help end the epidemic. Senator Rubio’s support is critical considering Florida leads the nation in new #HIV infections. ETAF and our friends National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) look forward to continuing engagement with the Senator's office. @marcorubiofla@nbjconthemove
“About 2/3 of U.S. states, territories, and possessions have HIV-specific criminal statutes used to prosecute people with HIV.” We are ready to fight for HIV Criminalization Reform!#knowthefacts#HIVIsNotACrime#AIDSWatch
Powerful story from Carrie Foote during the opening of #AIDSWatch shared with 600+ constituents who are here to help us make progress for people living with #HIV. We are inspired by the vulnerability of our community.
So honored to be the presenting sponsor of #AIDSWatch! Managing Director of ETAF Joel Goldman and Cornelius Baker helped kick off the event with eloquence and urgency. Next stop, the Hill! @joelgoldma1999
Overwhelmed in the best way possible this #AIDSWatch. We're making more progress for all people living with #HIV
Today marks six years since our founder left this world. We remember @elizabethtaylor as a selfless Humanitarian with a of gold. ETAF will continue to carry on your work until we see an end to the #AIDS pandemic. #RememberingElizabeth
Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day and #ETAF is honored to spotlight our collaboration with @greaterthanaids. ETAF helps support the inspiring stories of the Greater Than AIDS Empowered project where women use the power of their voices to remove stigma, empower their community to end HIV/AIDS, and combat urgent issues like intimate partner violence (IPV). One in three women experiences intimate partner violence. For women with #HIV, it is one in two. IPV, including physical violence, emotional abuse and/or controlling behavior, is a major issue for many women in the U.S. Less often discussed is the concerning connection with HIV. #BeBoldForChange#NWGHAAD#Empowered
#ETAF is proud to support @mothers2mothers in its 15-year anniversary! They're helping us making paramount strides reaching 90-90-90 in Malawi with their services. While tremendous progress has been made over the last decade to eliminate pediatric AIDS, more than 400 babies are still infected with HIV globally each day. About 75% of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa, and most acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. M2M trains, employs, and empowers local mothers living with HIV, called Mentor Mothers, as frontline healthcare workers in understaffed health centers and within communities. #BeBoldForChange#NWGHAAD
Agape International Missions was founded on the ground in Cambodia in 1988 as a humanitarian aid and church planting organization. Since 2005, their ministries have focused on ending of child sex trafficking. #ETAF is privileged to fund AIM providing HIV medical care for rescued girls who are living with #HIV. #BeBoldForChange#NWGHAAD
In partnership with Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), an #ETAF grant to Grassroot Soccer - Malawi helped initiate a girls soccer league as a method of delivering #HIV prevention messages. Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Their programs seek to address the unique needs of girls and young women, challenge negative gender norms, decrease gender-based violence, and engage boys and young men in creating more gender-equitable communities. @grassrootsoccer#BeBoldForChange#NWGHAAD#GirlPower (photo credit: Quinn Tivey) @quinntivey
Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the globe. We are so lucky to have a founder who embodied female empowerment. Through ETAF’s program funding, every day we fight for a more inclusive and gender equal world. Globally, women account for 50% of people living with #HIV and HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age. We can change this. Join us and take action. #BeBoldForChange#IWD2017#GirlPower
An #ETAF grant to Girl Child Counseling Women Group in Eldoret, Kenya is curbing the spread of #HIV and #AIDS in the Mutunda area by providing door-to-door couples counseling and testing services. The GCCWG implemented a Couples Peer Health Educators workshop that brought together couples from 10 different villages in the Mutunda region and informed them on the importance of couples testing and counseling, prevention methods, treatment, and seeking care services. #BeBoldForChange#NWGHAAD
In honor of International Women’s and Girl’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s and Girl’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10th), #ETAF is spotlighting incredible women-focused programs we help fund and support in our back yard and around the world. #BeBoldForChange#NWGHAAD
#ETAF is honored to support the urgent work of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the CDC, Baton Rouge ranks second among major U.S. metro areas for new #HIV cases and first in new HIV cases among women ages 13-54. Established in 2002, Women’s Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention program at the Women’s Hospital focuses on preventing the transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns during birth. With this program, the chance of transmission can be decreased to less than two percent. @womanshospital
My mother died of AIDS related complications when I was 22 years old. A month or so before I wrote In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue ...
25 years ago Elizabeth Taylor wore a Red Ribbon on her white gown to bring awareness to the fight against the epidemic alongside Paul Newman as they presented the Best Picture Award in 1992.
I had the great honor of representing my mother and Mrs Taylor by wearing that same 25 year old Red Ribbon on my white suit to continue to bring awareness and solidarity to the fight against AIDS. #academyawards#endAIDS#allloveallpride#redribbon#moonlit