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ACT UP to Hold 25th Anniversary Demonstration Tomorrow In NYC – TAX WALL STREET, STOP AIDS!

Tomorrow morning (4/25/2012)  at 11 am ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by marching on Wall Street demanding an end to the global crisis that began 30 years ago and decimated almost an entire generation of hay men in the 1980’s.

Hundreds of AIDS activists will gather outside City Hall to hear brief speeches on current topics of concern on HIV/AIDS issues, with specific demands, including the need for a Financial Speculative Tax to be funneled to health care.  The demonstration will leave City Hall and go down Broadway, with a couple of other stops at key locations, ending at Trinity Church with a personal commemoration of loved ones lost to AIDS. ACT-UP chapters and supporters are busing into New York from Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and other cities to participate with the New York groups.  A number of supportive national and local organizations and individuals will join ACT-UP in the demonstration, including Housing Works, National Nurses United, and Occupy Wall Street, among many others.

25 years ago ACT UP members demonstrated at Wall Street and Broadway to demand greater access to experimental AIDS drugs and for a coordinated national policy to fight the disease.

Seventeen ACT UP members were arrested during this civil disobedience.[

The demonstration will start  at  11am Wed., April 25th starting at City Hall at the corner of Murray and Broadway. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be provided.

ACT UP! FIGHT AIDS!

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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