May 31-June 3
Let’s Talk About Sex Conference
SisterSong’s conference is set to gab in Chicago. It promotes sexual
empowerment for women of color, with topics including erotica and
Events crescendo nationally this month. Most of them have AIDS
tie-ins. We salute the PRIDEFest at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama—a state otherwise known for poor HIV care—on June 10.
National HIV Testing Day
The 10th annual event is sponsored by the National Association of People With AIDS. Urge friends to get tested; find a convenient testing site near you by searching the AIDS Services Directory at POZ.com.
Red Ribbon Ride
Pedal like hell to help the Minnesota Red Ribbon Ride beat last year’s tally of $690,000. Cyclists will set off from the Mall of America for a 300-mile tour. www
International AIDS Society Conference
The world’s sharpest AIDS minds will convene in Sydney to discuss the latest in AIDS treatment and prevention. Check out POZ.com to read our continuous conference coverage including live POZcasts and interviews from down under.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, read—or reread—And the Band Played On, the late Randy Shilts’ account of personal struggles—and woeful government inaction—in the early days of AIDS.