Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-09-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Chicagoans among POZ Magazine 100 for 2015
From a press release
2015-11-16

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


NEW YORK CITY, November 16, 2015 — POZ magazine, the award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, today announced the sixth annual POZ 100. This year, POZ asked individuals and organizations across the country to nominate people living with HIV since 1995 or earlier who remain active in the fight to end the epidemic. All of this year's honorees have been living with the virus since before effective treatment was available, and many got HIV before 1985, when the first HIV test became accessible.

Chicagoans Jeff Berry of Positively Aware, author Sanford Gaylord and Charles Straight of Faith United Methodist Church have all been named to the POZ 100.

"Living with HIV has changed tremendously in the past three decades, with advances in treatment being the biggest factor," said Oriol Gutierrez, POZ editor-in-chief. "In 1996, we saw the introduction of effective treatment, transforming outcomes for people with HIV," he continued. "But today, we face challenges we never imagined. One example? As of 2015, half of the population living with HIV is estimated to be over 50, while our knowledge of aging with HIV remains insufficient. We also face ongoing challenges in prevention, vaccine and cure research," he continued.

"This year's POZ 100 is a testament to those who are not only surviving but also thriving while living with HIV and who are actively fighting the epidemic," Gutierrez said. "In addition to the many HIV advocates and educators on the list, there is an array of diverse individuals, LGBT and straight, from myriad cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who represent the arts, communities of faith and research. The ages of the honorees also vary. Although most contracted the virus while adults, some became HIV positive as teenagers and a few were born with HIV. This year's list was chosen from our most enthusiastic response ever and we know readers will be informed, moved and inspired by their stories."

Among this year's POZ 100 honorees are Grammy-nominated jazz musician Fred Hersch, 1980s pop singer Sherri Lewis, artist Hunter Reynolds, HIV researcher Perry Halkitis, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation managing director Joel Goldman, activist Larry Frampton ( a.k.a. Cowboy Larry ), fundraiser Stephen Hartley ( a.k.a. drag performer Kitty Litter ), and the dynamic duo of documentarian Grissel Granados and her activist mother, Silvia Valerio.

Go to poz.com/100 to see this year's full list .


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Wade among Streetwise's most inspiring Chicagoans 2020-09-07 - LaSaia Wade—the founder and executive director of Brave Space Alliance—has been chosen as one of Streetwise newspaper's 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans of 2020. ...


Gay News

Chicago House moves central hub 2020-09-03 - Chicago House—founded in September 1985 as an organization committed to providing a home to individuals dying of HIV—has relocated its central hub to ...


Gay News

WORLD Tom of Finland, India items, Denmark legislation, PrEP study 2020-09-02 - The works of the iconic Finnish artist Tom of Finland will be exhibited in Japan for the first time ever, a press release ...


Gay News

30 Under 30 postponed until June 2021 2020-08-19 - Windy City Times has made the difficult decision to postpone its annual 30 Under 30 Awards until next June, citing the coronavirus pandemic. ...


Gay News

Open House Chicago taking place Oct. 16-25 2020-08-18 - The Chicago Architecture Center ( CAC ) announced the return of Open House Chicago ( OHC ) for a 10th consecutive year. It ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Streisand/Summer, HIV treatment, Alex Morse, Barney Frank 2020-08-18 - MeidasTouch, a progressive Democratic political action group, teamed with the LGBTQ voting initiative Vote Proud for their latest video, titled "Enough Is Enough," ...


Gay News

LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations 2020-08-04 - Streaming services and cable networks were well-represented among the Television Academy's 2020 Emmy nominations, which were announced July 28. Netflix led the pack ...


Gay News

INT'L AIDS CONFERENCE: HIV research informing COVID-19 vaccine development 2020-07-13 - Journalist Lisa Ling hosted the second season premiere of "The Road to a Vaccine," which was a part of AIDS 2020: The 23rd ...


Gay News

Memories of Pride 2020-06-24 - We asked our readers to share some of their favorite Pride memories from years past. Enjoy our shared history! I never ...


Gay News

GLAAD unveils inaugural 20 Under 20 list 2020-06-24 - GLAAD revealed its inaugural Rising Stars 20 Under 20 list. The list spotlights 20 young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and younger, who are ...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.