Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs News & Notes


December 01, 2016 

Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs 

News & Notes

December 2016

Working Towards Creating An AIDS-Free Generation 


Today is World AIDS Day, and another opportunity to recommit ourselves to the fight to end HIV/AIDS.  World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988 when access to care and treatment were almost non-existent for people living with HIV/AIDS. People who are living with HIV are living much longer and those who are in care and maintain an undetectable viral load can prevent the transmission of the virus and those who are HIV negative and at risk can take PrEP, a treatment taken once per day, to protect against contracting the virus. 

In 2016, we have the medical technology and resources to usher in a world where people do not develop AIDS and new cases of HIV infections are rare. Mayor Bowser has committed the District of Columbia to achieving those goals by 2030. D.C.'s "90-90-90-50" plan will achieve this by ensuring that 90% of our residents are tested for HIV, 90% of those who are HIV positive are in care and 90% of HIV positive people achieve an undetectable viral load which would yield a 50% reduction in new cases of HIV. 

Mayor Bowser is clear about her vision for a thriving city. "A city is only as strong as the health and well-being of its residents,” said Mayor Bowser.  “No matter your background or economic status, everyone has the right to quality health care. The District will continue to identify opportunities – at home and abroad – that lead to expanded medical research, more affordable preventative care, and proven programs that protect the health of future generations.”



Upcoming Events

12/01/2016 World AIDS DAY

12/01/2016 Mayor Bowser World AIDS Day Commemoration
10:30 am – 77 P St. NE, Washington DC, 20002
Mayor Bowser will commemorate World AIDS Day alongside Deputy Mayor Brenda McDonald, Department of Health Director Nesbitt, and Director of LGBTQ Affairs Sheila Alexander-Reid.

12/01/2016 #POZART A World AIDS Day Unification
6:00 – 9:00pm – Busboys & Poets –Brookland
 #POZArt will showcase the works of both HIV-Positive & HIV-Negative local artists and unite both communities by creating a safe space to encourage self-reflection and self-expression.

12/01/2016 Requiem for A Dream IV
7:00pm – 3845 S. Capitol St. SW - Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ
Journey with us through the intimate stories of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS as we tell their stories of struggle, hope, and perseverance; and how their faith in God sustained them.

12/06/16 Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs Holiday Party
7:00pm – 10:00pm – 2002 Fenwick St. NE – The Big Chief
Join the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, members of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Affairs and residents from across the District for a night of community and celebration. The holiday season can be a tough time for many people in our LGBTQ community and a time when many may need their community the most. Please feel free to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism- Serve DC food drive. RSVP

12/08/16 Mayor’s Senior Holiday Luncheon
12:30 - 1:30pm 2001 East Capitol St.  SE – DC Armory
Since 2011, more than 3,000 senior citizens are invited to attend the Mayor’s Annual Senior Holiday Celebration. Thursday, December 8. 2016 the Annual Senior Holiday Celebration will be held at the DC Armory. The event includes live entertainment, dancing, health screenings, safety and health information, immunizations, food, giveaways and exhibits.


Muriel Bowser


Sheila Alexander-Reid


Office Hours & Location 

Monday - Friday 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2000 14th St. NW - Suite 206A

Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 727-9493

Fax: (202) 727-5931

TTY: (202) 727-9493


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In this Issue

  • World AIDS Day
  • Upcoming Events