BAGLY is the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Youth - a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies, and services for queer and trans youth communities
World AIDS Day is important to me because we are fighting against the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. We are helping people understand the importance of HIV and AIDS and how it impacts our communities. It also raises awareness and promotes risk reduction for our friends, family and loved ones.
~ Program Coordinator, Jaisyn M.
World AIDS Day is important to me because it highlights an important issue that should be recognized everyday. It’s a good opportunity to educate people who may not think that it affects them, while also spreading awareness about available resources. I am going to recognize the day by wearing a t-shirt that on the front says, “Got AIDS?,” and on the back says, “How do you know?” It’s an easy way to get people’s attention and get them to really think.
~ BAGLY Youth Member, Rebecca P.