‘Safer is Sexy’ Burlesque Show Hits Atlanta March 3rd as Part of Int’l Condom Day

Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
Tues., Mar. 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Flame Munroe headlines and hosts Bob Fosse tribute burlesque review, one in a series that AHF is mounting worldwide to mark 2020 International Condom Day, formally observed Feb. 13th

ATLANTA--()--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS organization in the world and operating now in 45 countries, has been celebrating International Condom Day (ICD) , formally observed each year on February 13th, with HIV and STD prevention messaging and events.

This year, AHF continues its ‘Safer is Sexy’ theme with a series of events set throughout February and March, including a seductive burlesque style dance show titled ‘Burlesque: A Celebration of Safer Sex’ taking place in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University (80 Forsyth St., NW, Atlanta 30303) Previous and wildly successful stops for the review include Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York. (NOTE: Media availabilities to take place at all burlesque tour stops nationwide)

WHAT:

 

“Burlesque: A Celebration of Safer Sex”

 

 

 

WHEN:

 

Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

WHERE:

 

Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University

 

 

80 Forsyth St., NW, Atlanta 30303)

MEDIA CONTACT:

W. Imara Canady, National Director, Communications and Community Engagement, AHF
+1.404.870.7789 work +1.954.952.0258 mobile imara.canady@aidshealth.org

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Over 40 additional ICD events hosted by AHF and its partners will also take place in numerous communities across the globe. AHF, which has over 1.3 million lives in care, will hand out over 1 million free condoms and provide free STD testing and HIV screenings at ICD events throughout the month of February.

“AHF is putting sexy back in safer sex. Our own brands of condoms Love and Icon send clear messages. Love is the best protection!” said AHF president Michael Weinstein. “A man can be an Icon by protecting himself and his partner.”

Incorporating the distinctive style of choreography created by renowned award winning dancer/choreographer, Robert “Bob” Fosse, AHF commissioned award winning choreographer Eartha Robinson to highlight the ‘Safer is Sexy’ message by creating a series of individual dance performances depicting sexual scenarios where condoms are not only present, but shown as the sexy and safe protective option. Ms. Robinson’s portfolio includes featured dance roles in numerous television and film productions, including The Josephine Baker Story, La La Land and the hit television series, FAME. Each show will be hosted by acclaimed transgender comedienne, Flame Munroe, who was recently featured in the Netflix comedy special, Tiffany Haddish presents They Ready.

As part of ICD, AHF also unveiled the latest iteration of what has become an ongoing, much anticipated AHF Condom Day tradition: AHF premiered its latest ICD parody song and video, a takeoff of a wildly popular and timely hit song rewritten (and filmed as a music video) with safer sex messaging.

This year, the musical target was current cultural phenom Lizzo and her runaway blockbuster, “Truth Hurts,” which was retitled and repurposed for International Condom Day as “Safer Works.” The irreverent new song, with lyrics written by Danny Fernandez, and video, directed by Fernandez and AHF’s Amira Alhassan and starring Ashley August, Veronika Dash and Hale Leon, will now become an integral part of many of the more than 40 events, including the four remaining U.S. burlesque shows, that AHF is mounting worldwide to mark Int’l Condom Day.

In 2019, AHF parodied Cardi B’s “I Like It Like That!” (“I Wrap It Like That!”) for Condom Day, a song that so far reached nearly 900,000 viewers on YouTube.

International Condom Day, created by AHF and celebrated each year on February 13th (the day before Valentine’s Day), came about as an innovative and lighthearted way to remind people that wearing a condom can prevent pregnancy and STDs, including HIV.

Tickets to the burlesque shows are free and all are welcome. RSVP via ahf.org/ICD.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global, non-profit, AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.3 million individuals in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Imara Canady, National Director, Communications and Community Engagement, AHF
+1.404.870.7789 work +1.954.952.0258 mobile imara.canady@aidshealth.org

Release Summary

‘Safer is Sexy’ Burlesque Show Hits ATL March 3 as Part of Int’l Condom Day Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State U. Tues., Mar. 3rd, 6p-8p

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Imara Canady, National Director, Communications and Community Engagement, AHF
+1.404.870.7789 work +1.954.952.0258 mobile imara.canady@aidshealth.org