So I've decided to participate in the 8th Annual AIDS Lifecycle bike ride, which will raise more resources for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. This will be my second time participating in this ride, and I'm hoping to meet even more amazing people this time around. Based on my experiences last year, I really want to form a team of trans, gender nonconforming and ally riders to bring visibility to the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming folks who are living with HIV and AIDS. I am hoping to recruit around 7 riders who can commit both the time to train along with the energy to raise funds for this important cause. If you are interested in learning more about the 8th Annual AIDS Lifecycle Ride, or if you are interested in joining this team, please feel free to visit http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/teamvision and/or contact me here on LJ.
Team VISION exists to accomplish the following goals:
V: Increase VISIBILITY for the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people living with HIV and AIDS by riding as a team of trans, gender nonconforming and ally bike riders on AIDS Lifecycle 8.
I: Overcome IGNORANCE and misinformation about transgender people who are living with HIV and AIDS by distributing research, statistics and personal narratives to other riders.
S: Defeat the STIGMA that negatively impacts both transgender and gender nonconforming people and people living with HIV and AIDS.
I: Form a community of like-minded riders and roadies committed to resisting the temptation to ISOLATE while participating in this year's bike ride.
O: Share experiences throughout the week of the bike ride that will establish OUTSTANDING friendships for future years.