Showing posts from June, 2016

LGBT Advocate, Writer, and Speaker Shane Bitney Crone & Musician Rayvon Owen to be Guests of Honor at Pride Con 2016

Pride Con is pleased to announce Shane Bitney Crone and Rayvon Owen will be Guests of Honor at its inaugural convention. Pride Con, Be Proud, is a two-day convention scheduled for July 29th through 30th, 2016, at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. Together, they will participate in panel sessions, meet-n-greets, autograph sessions, and more. In addition, Rayvon will be performing live as well. About Shane Bitney Crone Shane Bitney Crone is an LGBT advocate, writer, and speaker. He grew up in rural Montana, which presented a number of challenges as he grew up and struggled with his identity. Shane made headlines in May 2012 when he released a video on YouTube titled It Could Happen to You , in which he spoke of the devastation he faced after the unexpected death of his longtime life partner, Tom Bridegroom, a year earlier. The video went viral within a matter of days and has since been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube and other social media platforms. GLAAD named it one o

HIV Treatment Works: CDC Launches Campaign Featuring People Living With HIV

With the input of more than 100 people living with HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched an updated ad campaign called “HIV Treatment Works.” The message: If you’re HIV positive, get treatment early and stick with it. Multiple people living with HIV featured in the HIV Treatment Works campaign talk about how being on HIV treatment has helped them to live well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV Treatment Works campaign for people living with HIV features the stories of individuals talking about how sticking to HIV treatment helps them stay healthy, protect others, do what they love, and live a longer, healthier life. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV.  This campaign shows how people living with HIV have overcome barriers to get in care and stay on treatment. On this website, you will find information encouraging people living with HIV to get in care and stay on treatment, as well as reso