After the 1,000 condoms are dispensed out into the Kentucky community, we will start planning our NEXT condom giveaway. Any business can partner with us on this program. We love community and we love partnership.
We are advocates for health here at Queer Kentucky, and we realize that not everyone has access to safe sex tools. AKA, rubbers.
We have committed to donating 1,000 condoms to Kentucky community organizations including, Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance. KAA’s mission is to advocate for those with HIV/AIDS and unite and empower the local HIV/AIDS service organizations that serve them. They honor those who have gone before through education, celebration and remembrance. And through their signature event, the Louisville AIDS Walk, they rally support and raise funds for those affected by HIV/AIDS across Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana.
“We are very excited to receive and help distribute condoms courtesy of Queer Kentucky,” said Marshall Kellner, KAA Board President. “We acknowledge facts and recognize that 58% of new HIV diagnosis in Kentucky over the past 5 years are among men who have sex with men.”
He added that having an outlet like Queer Kentucky to hear others stories and express your own can be incredibly valuable in establishing support and confidence to be a healthier version of one’s self.
“There are a variety of barriers for many people to obtain condoms, so having community entities step up and help provide access to these potentially lifesaving objects is a helpful step towards ending the spread of HIV,” Marshall said.