Category Archives: Community Partners

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20, 2012

Yuma, Arizona – Do you recognize these names? Amanda González, 29 year old Latina transgender woman brutally strangled to death in her Glendale Queens, NY home March 27; Ashley Santiago, Latina transgender woman shot in the head April 19; Dana A. “Chanel” Larkin, African-American transgender woman shot 3 times in the head in Milwaukee, May 7; Angie González Oquendo, Latina transgender woman strangled with an electrical cord May 24; Sandy Woulard, African-American transgender woman died from a fatal gunshot wound to her chest in Chicago, IL June 21; Victoria Carmen White, 28 year old African-American transgender woman fatally shot at a private residence in Newark, New Jersey September 12; Stacy Blahnik Lee, 31 year old African-American transgender woman was a homicide by strangulation and asphyxiation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 11. These are but a scant few of those lost to the world by anti-transgender violence. Read the rest of this entry

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Nov. 14th: Jazz concert at Gila Ridge High School!

Nov. 14th: Jazz concert at Gila Ridge High School! Read the rest of this entry

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Yuma County: Calling All Artists!

The Regional Center for Border Health is seeking local talent to be a part of the biggest artistic initiative in Yuma County. Read the rest of this entry

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Yuma: Organizations to hold candidate forum, HIV tests, health screenings

Back to the Basics Please and the Regional Center for Border Health are hosting a forum open to the public in honor of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2012. The event will be held at the Generation Y 2000 Diversity Center, 447 S. Main St., at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Read the rest of this entry

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Join us for “Rock your Vote”!

To support National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) on October 11, 2011, Back to the Basics Please, Inc. (BTTBP), and the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. (RCBH) will host a FREE to the public event called ROCK YOUR VOTE on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 7pm – The event to be held at our Generation Y 2000 Diversity Center, 447 S. Main Street, Yuma. Free HIV testing and health screening provided by the RCBH mobile medical unit between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm! Read the rest of this entry

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Yuma: Dec 10th, United Nations Human Rights Day

On Monday, December 10, 2012 – United Nations Human Rights Day – Yuma gay and lesbian history will be made again! There will be a public celebration and affirmation for committed gay and lesbian relationships. This is a non-religious experience. Read the rest of this entry

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PFLAG San Diego: Holding Families Together (pt. 1)

PFLAG’s “Holding Families Together” part 1 of 4:

Holding Families Together looks at social problems that result when parents reject their LGBT sons and daughters. Teens that come out are more likely to become homeless and turn to drugs, prostitution and crime. When rejected, these gay, lesbian and transgender teens become depressed and suicidal. Many problems are avoided, however, when young people receive the support they need. Read the rest of this entry

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New’s 13’s Marie Hamill Gets Tested for HIV: You Should Too!

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Sections of AIDS quilt to be displayed downtown

“The quilt symbolizes the history of the AIDS epidemic, those who have lost their lives to this horrific virus, and the history of the AIDS activist movement,” said Brandon Bennett, president and CEO of BTTBP. Read the rest of this entry

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‘Bully’ to be shown at Main St. Cinemas

The documentary “Bully” is being shown again in Yuma beginning Friday, thanks to Back to the Basics Please and the Regional Center for Border Health. Read the rest of this entry

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