HAF Is Moving!

HAF’s office will be closed until 12 Noon, Monday, January 6th, 2014. Starting today (December 26, 2013) we will be relocating our offices to 1767 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035. Our telephone (212-563-4500) and fax (212-868-6237) numbers remain unchanged.

We wish you a very Happy New Year!

Las oficinas de HAF estarán cerradas hasta las 12PM del lunes, 6 de enero de 2014. Empezando hoy (26 de diciembre de 2013) comenzaremos a mudarnos a nuestra nueva cede en el 1767 Park Avenue, 5to Piso, New York, NY 10035. Nuestros números de teléfono (212-563-4500) y de fax (212-868-6237) aun son validos.

Les deseamos un Feliz Año Nuevo!

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The Latino Gay Pride Center announces several job openings!

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The Latino Pride Center (LPC), New York City,  was established in June 2013 as the first Latino organization in the USA fully devoted to providing health and human services to the gay community. We are seeking fresh talent and highly motivated career-oriented professionals who possess the competencies to actively participate in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of new programs and expansion services that support our vision of a “healthy” community of Latino gay and bisexual men and other Latinos affected by HIV and related conditions.

As of January 1, 2014, the Latino Pride Center opened its doors at its new location in Spanish Harlem, New York.  With this move we are seeking individuals to join our team in charting a new course as we re-invent our programming and services. If you are ready to lead as well as to follow with a genuine interest in making a difference, do not hesitate to apply.   LPC wants you, our gay community needs your talent! The LPC is a division of HAF.

Visit the jobs section for details

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THE HISPANIC AIDS FORUM CELEBRATES THE US SUPREME COURT’S GAY RIGHTS DECISIONS BY LAUNCHING “LATINO PRIDE CENTER”

For immediate release

Contact:         Heriberto Sanchez Soto, Executive Director
Company:     Hispanic AIDS Forum, Inc
Tel:                 212-563-4500 Ext 306
Fax:                 212-868-6237
Email:            hsanchezsoto@hafnyc.org
Website:        www.latinopridecenter.org

THE HISPANIC AIDS FORUM CELEBRATES THE US SUPREME COURT’S GAY RIGHTS DECISIONS BY LAUNCHING “LATINO PRIDE CENTER”

New York, NY, June 26, 2103 – On this momentous day the Supreme Court of the United States of America struck down California’s Prop 8 and a portion of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed by Congress.  Each of these decisions represent major civil rights victories for same sex couples and all of humanity. Concerning Prop 8, the high court ruled it unconstitutional, again allowing same sex couples to marry in California.   In striking down a key provision of DOMA, the Supreme Court paves the way for same sex couples legally married in any state of the Union to receive the same federal legal protections as do married heterosexual couples.

The Hispanic AIDS Forum applauds each decision with the same fervor expressed in the streets of our free Nation by our gay brothers and sisters.  We rejoice in their victory as a victory for all just-people, and we remain fully committed to continue to support the struggle for equality and justice for all.

In solidarity with our gay brothers and sisters and their families, the Hispanic AIDS Forum celebrated the victorious occasion by launching the Latino Pride Center (LPC).   The mission of the LPC is to inspire, empower and support gay Latinos to build and pursue their lives to their full potential.  This mission will be pursued through the creation of health and human services programs that affirm individuality, sexual identity and diversity; build family and community life; advocate for equality and justice; and support the pursuit of happiness free of oppression and violence for all people.

In launching the Latino Pride Center, the first Latino organization in the USA fully devoted to gay causes, the Hispanic AIDS Forum makes history yet again, said Heriberto Sanchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director.

For more information, please call (212) 563-4500.

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Contacto:       Heriberto Sánchez Soto, Director Ejecutivo
Entidad:         Foro Hispano Sobre el SIDA
Tel:                 212-563-4500 Ext 306
Fax:                 212-868-6237
Correoe:        hsanchezsoto@hafnyc.org
Pagina Web: www.latinopridecenter.org

EL FORO HISPANO SOBRE EL SIDA CELEBRA DECISION PRO DERECHOS CIVILES DE LOS GAYS POR LA CORTE SUPREMA DE LOS EEUU CON EL LANZAMIENTO DEL CENTRO DE ORGULLO GAY LATINO

Ciudad Nueva York, NY, 26 de junio del 2013 — En este día trascendental el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos de América anuló la Proposición 8 del Estado de California y una parte de la Ley de Defensa del Matrimonio (DOMA, por sus siglas en ingles), la cual fue aprobada por el Congreso en 1996. Estas decisiones representan grandes victorias en la lucha por la igualdad de los derechos civiles de las parejas del mismo sexo y de toda la humanidad. Respecto a la Proposición 8, la Corte Suprema declaró  la ley inconstitucional; por lo tanto, resumiendo el derecho al matrimonio por parejas del mismo sexo en California. De la misma manera el Tribunal Supremo anuló parte de la ley DOMA, aclarando el paso para que las parejas del mismo sexo casadas legalmente en el territorio de cualquier estado de la Unión puedan recibir las mismas protecciones federales que reciben las parejas heterosexuales.

El Foro celebra cada decisión con el mismo fervor expresado por nuestros hermanos y hermanas gays en las calles de nuestra Nación. Nos alegramos por su victoria como un triunfo para todo ser humano, y seguiremos comprometidos apoyando la lucha por la igualdad y la justicia para todos.

Como testimonio de nuestra solidaridad con nuestros hermanos y hermanas gays y sus familias, El Foro se apodera de la victoriosa ocasión para lanzar el Centro de Orgullo Gay Latino (LPC, por sus siglas en ingles).  La misión del LPC es inspirar, capacitar y apoyar a los latinos gay en su afán de vivir sus vidas en todo su potencial. Esta misión se llevará a cabo a través de la creación de programas de salud y servicios sociales dedicados a proteger la individualidad, identidad sexual y diversidad; apoyar la unión familiar y la comunidad; defender la igualdad y la justicia; y apoyar el derecho a la felicidad libre de opresión y violencia para todas las personas.

En establecer el Centro de Orgullo Gay Latino como la primera organización latina en los EEUU totalmente dedicada a apoyar los gays, el Foro Hispano hace historia una vez más, exhortó Heriberto Sánchez Soto, Director Ejecutivo.

Para más información, por favor llame al (212)- 563-4500.

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HAF Commemorates Coming-Out of Lesbians and Gays!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For the ninth consecutive year HAF will convene hundreds of lesbians, gays and transgendered Latino/as at Hostos Community College under the banner It’s time to come out …for love!

September 18, 2012, Bronx, NY – Continuing with its tradition of pioneering services to the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community of New York City, the Hispanic AIDS Forum proudly announces the ninth annual coming out event, “It’s Time! . . . ¡Es El Momento!” in commemoration of National Coming Out Month.

“It’s Time! . . . ¡Es El Momento! is as much a celebration of diversity as it is an affirmation of our gender, our sexual orientation and our humanity. For the past nine years we have come together as one community united in our demand for equal rights and our quest for a more just society, where violence, hatred and discrimination are not tolerated”; said Heriberto Sánchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director.

“It’s Time! . . . ¡Es El Momento!” will take place on Friday, October 12, 2012, from 7P-9P, at Hostos Community College, Main Theater, 450 Grand Concourse (Corner 149th Street), Bronx, NY1045. The event is packed with song, dance and comedy, including performances by Indira Rubiera, Alex Melendez, OutSalsa, House of Mugler, CoCo Productions, the Polynesian Dance Group, Vivika, and much more.

Mr. Pedro Julio Serrano, human rights activist and President of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, a non-profit organization that strives for inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and for social justice for all in Puerto Rico, will deliver the keynote address, providing a grounding view of the LGBT rights and encouraging the LGBT community to take a stand for their rights on this election year.

This year’s expected audience of 900 members of the LGBT community, their families and other allies will unite under one motto—it’s time to come out for love– regardless of sexual orientation and gender expression. Please call to reserve your seats. “It’s Time” is a free-of-charge event.

Contact: Mr. Nelson Torres
HAF-Bronx Site Director
Tel: 718-328-4188
Email: ntorres@hafnyc.org
URL: www.hafnyc.org

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$250,000 Available to assist People Living with AIDS or who are HIV-symptomatic to pay their rents

For Immediate Release October 21, 2011 Media Contact: Heriberto Sanchez Soto 212-563-4500 Ext 306 New York, NY, October 21, 2011 – The Hispanic AIDS Forum (HAF) announces the availability of $250,000 to assist people living with HIV/AIDS to pay their rents. In order to qualify candidates must also meet the following requirements:

  • DOES NOT qualify for similar assistance provided by HASA (HIV/AIDS Services Administration).
  • Must produce a medical certificate documenting an HIV/AIDS diagnosis (M11Q).
  • Must reside in one of NYC’s boroughs – Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island.
  • Must qualify as low income.
  • Must agree to enroll in a Case Management Program in New York City.
  • If you qualify, the program may be able to pay up to 75% of your monthly rent. The funds available are limited; applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis until funds are exhausted. For a copy of the application and other information, please call 212-563-4500.

ABOUT THE HISPANIC AIDS FORUM

HAF was established in 1985 as the first Latino organization in New York fully dedicated to addressing the needs of Latinos affected by HIV. Since then we have worked tirelessly to fight for our rights and to build a self-supporting community of gay and bisexual Latino men. We offer a variety of services and activities designed to nurture our social, physical and emotional well being, to support personal growth, and to build a stronger community. We have offices in the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. For information about our services please visit www.hafnyc.org or call 212-563-4500 # #

Media Contact:
Heriberto Sanchez Soto
212-563-4500 Ext 306

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HAF Announces Sol Awards 2011

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2011

Media Contact
Ms. Diana Velez
212-563-4500 Ext 307

New York, NY, October 31, 2011 – The Hispanic AIDS Forum cordially invites to you join us at Sol Awards 2011 in celebrating the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the first Latino organization in the United States with a mission to respond to the AIDS crisis affecting the Latinos in New York City.

HAF created the Sol Award (Sun Award) in 2007 to honor individuals and entities for their extraordinary acts of compassion, courage and leadership in our shared struggle to eradicate HIV/AIDS and its root causes from our communities. This year we proudly honor four outstanding individuals, each of whom has devoted almost his entire adult lives to fighting the spread of HIV and homophobia.

  • Peter Barbosa, PhD.
  • Mr. Daniel Castellanos, MA
  • Mr. George Fesser, LCSW
  • Mr. Carlos N. Molina

“Each of the Sol Award 2011 honorees –like the Sun– spreads enlightenment, strength and sustenance for a healthy life”, proclaimed Heriberto Sanchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director.

Sol Awards 2011 will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 6PM – 9PM at Battery Gardens, NYC, NY.     For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities visit solawards.hafnyc.org  or call Ms. Diana Velez at 212-563-4500 Ext. 307.

ABOUT THE HISPANIC AIDS FORUM

HAF was established in 1985 as the first Latino organization in New York fully dedicated to addressing the needs of Latinos affected by HIV. HAF’s mission is to improve health outcomes for Latinos in New York City who are affected by HIV and other chronic illnesses. HAF fulfills this mission by integrating prevention and education into a set of multi-faceted wellness programs. We offer a variety of services and activities designed to nurture our social, physical and emotional well being, to support personal growth, and to build a stronger community. We have offices in the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. For information about our services please visit www.hafnyc.org.
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Locations

Following are the locations for HAF.

MANHATTAN OFFICE
1767 Park Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10035
Tel. : (212) 868-6230 Fax: (212) 868-6237

BRONX OFFICE
975 Kelly Street, Suite 402
Bronx, NY 10459
Tel. : (718) 328-4188 Fax: (718) 328-2888