PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release
On December 1st, 2011, ANSO (Association of Nordic and Pol-Balt LGBTQ Student Organizations) wears a red ribbon with the occasion of World Aids Day.
Ever since 1988, the 1st of December has been marking World Aids Day, a day when “people worldwide…unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and…commemorate people who have died” (www.worldaidsday.org).
With this occasion ANSO would like to stand in solidarity with the people living with HIV/AIDS and raise awareness on the importance of gaining factual knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and breaking down the stereotypes and prejudices around these issues.
Moreover, ANSO would like to stress the importance of a free and non-discriminatory access to treatment and medical services, irrespective of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, sexual practices or any other identity category. Furthermore, we would like to emphasize the relevance of inclusive and non-discriminatory sexual education campaigns that reach out to all groups of society and provide objective and factual information, free from homophobic, transphobic, sexist and racist statements.
With this occasion ANSO encourages everybody to wear a red ribbon in solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS!
For more information please contact:
Pat Kulka (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)