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Help Nick Adams Raise $$$ For AIDS Walk NY

How can you resist that face???

Every year BEST GAY NEW YORK.com supports the AIDS WALK New York. (May 20, 2012)

AND since we are huge fans of Priscilla, and secretly in love with NICK ADAMS (ok, so it’s not a secret) we like to put our support behind Nick for the AIDS  WALK.

Nick gives, and gives and gives whenever he can to great causes like
Broadway Bares and AIDS WALK NY.  (He has even been crowned Broadway Hero by GayLifeNYC.org.)  “I enjoy giving my time to great causes, and it makes me feel good to know I can help in some way.”

Nick sent us this note, to share with our readers….

Hello!

 
Last year I participated in AIDS WALK NY
and with your help was able to raise over $20,000!
This year I want to
surpass that total. 

 
I’m offering backstage tours of the Palace theatre at Priscilla Queen of the Desert to donations of $500 or more! 

 
I’ll personally take you backstage after a performance and show you behind the scenes of our hit Broadway musical! 

 
Simply make your tax deductible contribution of $500 or more to my personal page here http://t.co/Mc3EExFF

 
Then send me your confirmation email from AIDS WALK NY once you’ve received it and I’ll
coordinate a date that works for us!

 
Thank you!
Xoxo

 

Nick Adams




Nick Adams’ Donation Page for AIDS WALK NYC

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Taking IT GETS BETTER on the road with a Theater Project

Critics of the “It Gets Better” message say action is needed behind
those words, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has an idea on how.

The chorus is raising money to take the message of hope from the
Internet and deliver it in person to schools nationwide with “It Gets
Better,” the musical.

Six cast members will use a mix of original songs
and ones the students have heard from the radio to drive home the point.
The performance will cap a week of outreach in the community where the
chorus finds people who have posted It Gets Better videos and asks them
to share in person with local leaders and school officials what they
said online.

WHAT A GREAT  IDEA!!

“We will talk to videos, we will respond to videos, we will talk to
people who made videos and find out how their lives are different as a
result of it,” says Liesel Reinhart of Speak Theater Arts, which is a
partner in the effort, in a fundraising video posted on Kickstarter

So far  backers have pledged more than $25,000, and the chorus has
less than three weeks to raise the $75,000 it needs to put on the
combination of activism and stage shows in school communities all over
the country. 

This is an idea  worth funding!!

Read more at SHE WIRED

Donate on Kickstarter

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Best Gay News Urges You to Support SECOND CLASS CITIZENS

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY:

A second class citizen is defined
as: a person whose rights and opportunities are treated as less
important than those of other people in the same society. There are many
areas in which gays, lesbians, & bisexuals do not have the same
rights & opportunities as others in society. We must change this
now.


I want to make a documentary that encompasses all areas in
which we are discriminated against. The general population is not aware
that discrimination against the gay community goes beyond marriage &
bullying. There is far too much hate directed towards our community and
I want to capture that hate on camera. In addition, I want to explore
where this hate comes from, why it continues to exist, and what we must
do to get rid of it. A better solution is needed because the solution we
have right now isn’t working fast enough.


I am not a second class
citizen. You are not a second class citizen. Right now, the laws in
place (and lack thereof) say that we are. Let’s change that.


The idea for this documentary was born when I first learned that
California’s Proposition 8 had passed, defining marriage only between a
man & woman in that state. I was angry & I wanted to do
something about it. As time went by, I learned more & more about the
inequalities that exist for gays, lesbians, & bisexuals in this
country. I made a friend on YouTube who revealed to me that he would be
expelled from his school if they found out he was gay.

I did not believe
him – in what kind of reality could something like that be true? It is
true. Shortly after that, a string of natural disasters occurred &
my boss asked me if I wanted to donate blood with her. I immediately got
up to go with her & then stopped abruptly realizing that I couldn’t
donate blood. She did not believe me, nor did she understand why. I
felt like a different species. I did not feel one with the human race in
that moment. That was the moment it had a direct effect on me & my
rights – that is when I decided to make this documentary.

Ryan   James  Yezak


Help Ryan fund this film!

Every  dollar  will help!

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