PRIVATE SCHOOL: Class is in Session

By : Angelique Luna
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PRIVATE SCHOOL is dedicated to the sexual education of the community. Our goal is to help fill in the gaps that purely abstinence based teaching can leave. Its time to get down and dirty and get the answers you deserve!

We are excited to put a new spin on sexual health education!! Our professors will titilate and stimulate your mind (and other places), developing a safe and open space to learn how to make sex fun and safe.

Classes offered are consent and pleasure, reproductive health, and STI/HIV prevention.

Enroll today and let us help with those gaps (in your sexual knowledge)!!

PRIVATE SCHOOL is a family friendly event, though some material may be better for those 13 and older.

A local food truck will be on site while beer and wine service availible to those 21+ inside the venue!!!

Access to community partners focused on education for our youth and the community!!

Tampa Bay Overheard: The SMART Ride raises $830,245

By : Anonymous
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The SMART Ride, the only HIV/AIDS bicycle ride in the country of its size to donate 100 percent of funds raised to AIDS/HIV research, has completed its 14th year. Locally, the ride benefits charities like Metro Wellness & Community Centers in Tampa Bay.

The two-day, 165-mile bike ride from Miami to Key West was originally scheduled for November 2017, but Hurricane Irma forced organizers to delay the event after she ripped through the Florida Keys.

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Trump’s World AIDS Day proclamation leaves out LGBT people

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President Trump’s first-ever proclamation for World AIDS Day calls for eradication of the disease “as a public health threat,” but leaves out enumeration of marginalized groups — such as LGBT people — who are most affected by the epidemic.

Trump issued the proclamation on Thursday on the day before World AIDS Day, which many HIV/AIDS advocates observe to draw attention to the disease. An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS and 36.7 million people across the globe.

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14th Annual SMART Ride hits pause in Hurricane Irma’s wake

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA BAY | The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride), the second largest HIV/AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to donate 100% of funds raised to AIDS/HIV research, will ride again this year—albeit later than normal.

The not-for-profit organization, which in its 13 years has distributed over $8.5 million to local HIV/AIDS charities like the Metro Wellness & Community Centers in Tampa Bay, was forced to postpone its 14th annual trek following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.

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