Saturday, October 11th 2014 is National Coming out Day
Join us in the Bronx on Friday, October 10th to Celebrate!
On Oct. 10, join The Bronx Serving Realness youth group to celebrate the eve of National Coming Out Day, a celebration of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Location: BOOM! Health Harm Reduction Center, 226 East 144th St., Bronx, NY (between Canal Place & Rider Ave.)
Time: 6 p.m. to midnight
NYC Health has partnered with The Bronx Serving Realness to bring testing, support and care to those who are most at risk for HIV in the Bronx by meeting people where they are, offering accessible services outside of the 9-to-5 business day. Homeless LGBTQ youth are encouraged to attend.
In the state of NY, if you are under 18, you may consent to STI testing and treatment and HIV testing without parental consent. You can get a free HIV test today and get your results in less than 30 minutes.
Food and drinks will be provided, as well as free HIV testing and other health services, from 6 p.m. to midnight at BOOM! Health Harm Reduction Center.
This is the 26th year National Coming Out Day will be celebrated, in recognition of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The event takes place on the eve of National Coming Out Day as a way to promote inclusion of LGBTQ youth and to honor those hardest hit by the HIV epidemic.
The Bronx Serving Realness is a youth group collaboration that is dedicated to preventing HIV by promoting HIV testing and community engagement around issues impacting youth in the Bronx. In 2012, two out of every five new HIV diagnoses were among New Yorkers 13 to 29 years old.