December is the month to support the fight against AIDS, and this month I’ve decided to focus on a center that is struggling. Chicago’s Howard Brown Health Center, an LGBT-focused clinic that serves many people with HIV or AIDS, is making an emergency appeal for funds. The center needs to raise $500,000 in the next month in order to continue providing services. All proceeds from my artwork sold in the month of December will be donated to keep them operating.
“The funding shortfall at Howard Brown, which has operated for 36 years, is linked to mishandling of a federal grant by the previous management team. The center brought in new management this past summer, and it has asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Office of Inspector General to investigate the situation surrounding the grant.”
– The Advocate