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HRC Releases Brief on HIV/AIDS and the LGBT Community

Document frames issues to be discussed at today’s White House LGBT Conference

WASHINGTON - Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, released an issue brief framing many of the issues set to be discussed at today’s White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Dr. Kevin Fenton of the Centers for Disease Control will deliver remarks at this conference.  It is the fourth in a series of such conferences hosted by the White House.

“HIV/AIDS affects all Americans, but continues to disproportionately impact the LGBT community, particularly people of color,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “We applaud the Obama Administration for their continued efforts in both raising awareness and fighting the epidemic.”

Today’s conference will be held on the campus of the Morehouse School of Medicine and will feature speakers, workshops and panel discussions on a variety of topics pertaining to HIV/AIDS and the LGBT community. 

The issue brief produced by HRC can be found at:  http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/hrc-issue-brief-hiv-aids-and-the-lgbt-community

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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