One of the longest fights in the LGBTQ Community is the ongoing battle to end HIV/AIDS. When an Indiana teenager named Ryan White, who’s story of AIDS stigmatization and discrimination grew national attention, died of in 1990, Elton John’s friendship with Ryan inspired him to action. In 1992, The Elton John AIDS Foundation was created and since it’s inceptions has raised over $525 million to support innovative HIV/AIDS prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with the disease in fifty-five countries.
Today, Sir Elton John and the Elton John AIDS Foundation announced the launch of The Rocket Fund, a campaign to turbocharge global efforts to overcome stigma and inequity and end AIDS for all by 2030.
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Lean more about The Rocket Fund HERE
From the website:
“For years, HIV/AIDS has caused enormous pain across the world, but I pray that soon this epidemic will be a thing of the past” said Sir Elton John. “More than 30 years after I launched the Elton John AIDS Foundation, my passion for reaching everyone, everywhere with education and compassionate care is still as strong as ever. The Rocket Fund will turbo-charge our mission and reach those most at risk from this terrible disease. Now is the time. This epidemic has gone on too long. We must all act together to see AIDS defeated in our lifetimes.”
Join and/or donate to The Rocket Fund HERE
HELP END LGBTQ+ STIGMA
The Rocket Fund will reignite the conversation around HIV/AIDS and turbo-charge our mission to reach vulnerable people in most need of support, helping to provide access to HIV prevention and treatment services for over 1 million people.”
“Throughout Pride Month, Sir Elton John and the co-chairs of The Rocket Fund are challenging supporters to let their #InnerElton out. Letting your #InnerElton out is about proudly expressing your authentic self, showing love for others and taking compassionate action. Supporters are encouraged to join the movement by posting photos of themselves on social media wearing their own take on Elton’s signature looks – or whatever makes them feel their true self – with the hashtag #InnerElton. Many notables are joining to let their #InnerElton out, including Dolly Parton, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, JoJo Siwa, Heidi Klum, Smokey Robinson and more.”
Download your Inner Elton Toolkit HERE
Be sure to tag the Elton John AIDS Foundation on social media so they can see your fabulous depiction of your #InnerElton.
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