Italian. Queer. Dangerous. And for a Good Cause.

by on January 28, 2005

The AIDS Housing Alliance/SF will celebrate its first anniversary at a special “rent party’ performance of local activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca’s critically acclaimed one-man show, Italian. Queer. Dangerous. this Friday, Jan. 28, 8 pm at the Jon Sims Center, 1519 Mission / 11th Street. Critics call the show “Profound” and “A one-man, Italian Torch Song Trilogy”.

All proceeds from the performance will benefit the all-volunteer housing group, which has provided free housing counseling and apartment referrals for hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in the last year. They also scored a legislative victory in November 2004 when the Board of Supervisors enacted it’s much needed eviction protections for people with AIDS, seniors and other disabled people.

Said founder Brian Basinger, “Starting this organization on my disability check was the best investment I ever made. We’ve been able to do so much with so little over the past year. It is community support like this benefit that helps us meet the AIDS housing crisis head-on. Our goal for the evening is to raise $1000, which will help pay our expenses for two months.”
Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Call 415-554-0402. If this event sells out again, a second show at 10 pm will be added.

The AIDS Housing Alliance/SF is a housing referral agency founded by and for people with HIV/AIDS. We protect the housing people already have and provide resources to help people move such as apartment listings and deposit assistance. We promote public policy that increases housing and home ownership opportunities for our members.

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