Long Beach Pride: AHF Brings Artist Eryn Woods, HIV Testing to Festival

Pop-punk artist Eryn Woods’ tour presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation alongside girl group The Millionaires will grace the Main Stage of the 2014 Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival – multi-state tour promotes safer sex through open conversation, condom use, and regular HIV/STD testing

LONG BEACH--()--AIDS Healthcare Foundation:

What:  

Eryn Woods and The Millionaires at Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival

 
When:

SUNDAY, May 18th at 4:00 pm

 
Where: Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival – Main Stage
Along E. Shoreline Drive near Rainbow Lake Park
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
Who:

Pop punk solo artist Eryn Woods and pop girl group The Millionaires

 
B-Roll: Live music performances by Eryn Woods and The Millionaires on the Main Stage at the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival, including the performance of Eryn Woods’ custom song about condom use, “It’s a Wrap,” which was composed for AHF; distribution of thousands of condoms; free rapid HIV testing by AHF
 
CONTACTS:

Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526, ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org

Kyveli Diener, +1.323.960.4846 or mobile 310.779.4796, kyveli.diener@aidshealth.org

 

Aiming to reduce the rates of HIV and STD infections among the youth demographic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has teamed up with pop-punk solo performer Eryn Woods, who will be using her spring/summer tour with pop girl group The Millionaires to promote safer sex to their young fan base. The Eryn Woods and The Millionaires tour kicked off in late April and has already passed through more than six states on the West Coast and central U.S. This weekend, the tour will return to California to join AHF at the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival.

The concert will be held on Sunday, May 18th at 4:00 pm on the Festival’s Main Stage. The Festival will take place along E. Shoreline Drive, near Rainbow Lake Park in Long Beach. AHF, a co-sponsor of this year’s Pride Festival and Parade, will be represented with a float during the Pride Parade on Saturday, and will be offering free, confidential rapid HIV testing with results in 60 seconds on both days of the Festival.

Each show of the Eryn Woods tour features a performance of the safer sex awareness song composed by Eryn Woods for AHF, “It’s a Wrap,” a message to would-be paramours that the only way they’ll be allowed to get intimate is if they plan to “play it safe” by using a condom. Thousands of free condoms – donated to the tour by AHF – will be distributed at each show.

Though many songs by The Millionaires feature explicit lyrics about casual sex, all of the artists on the tour were excited by the opportunity to pair their party-promoting tunes with important messaging about protecting your health and the health of your partners.

“There are 9 million new infections among young people aged 18 to 24 every year, and that’s not something we can just stand by and accept,” said Eryn Woods. “The Millionaires and I are so honored that young people look up to us and listen to us, and we want to use that as an opportunity to deliver a positive message that could ultimately save a lot of lives.”

Following the Long Beach Pride performance, Woods will be back on the road as the tour picks up where it left off in the mid-west with two shows in Ohio before returning to Missouri at the end of the month.

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 300,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526
ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org
or
Kyveli Diener, +1.323.960.4846 or mobile 310.779.4796
kyveli.diener@aidshealth.org

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Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526
ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org
or
Kyveli Diener, +1.323.960.4846 or mobile 310.779.4796
kyveli.diener@aidshealth.org