EdenFantasys takes on World AIDS Day, for a week.

Victoria Victoria
We’re doing a week of meaningful content related to World AIDS Day. For us, it’s all about education and community – the two founding principles at EdenFantasys.com. As many know, World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1st. To commemorate this day, Eden Fantasys has launched a new weeklong project.

You may be familiar with AIDS Service Center of New York City, an amazing frontline nonprofit organization that provides a multitude of services and programs relating to AIDS. We want to raise awareness for ASC and the tremendous support they provide. To get everyone involved, we’re doing a Twitter fundraiser; to help raise money, all you have to do is retweet. If our hashtag, #Eden1K4AIDS, gets 1,000 tweets from 1,000 people, we’ll give ASC NYC $1,000! We’ve also filmed two videos, to give you more insight to ‘A Day in the Life at ASC-NYC’; they will be debuting this week.

To commemorate World AIDS Day 2009, SexIs and Eden Café present a special series of essays from the personal to the universal. Discover the innate mistakes and kindnesses of people, the spirit of community, the necessity of anger, and the absolute power of hope.

The World AIDS Day Project is comprised of a variety of new articles and essays – both personal and academic, on Eden Fantasys’ sex magazine SexIs, as well as on EF’s blog, Eden Café. This week of dedicated articles and essays begins today, Monday November 30th, and runs through Friday, December 4th.

Upcoming publications:

• Human Rights, Sexual Rights and World AIDS Day: Dr. Dick on the dual inalienability of human rights and sexual rights

• Anatomy of an AIDS Activist: GL Morrison on the changes in AIDS activism over the years

• Live Through This: Can Gay Rights Be Gained via HIV? Mandy Van Deven on the perception and fight against AIDS in India

• ASC-NYC videos, A Day in the Life at ASC-NYC: On the Frontlines of the Forgotten War, An Inside Look at ASC NYC, and One by One

• Learning Out Loud: Elizabeth Boskey on how the advent of HIV/AIDS shaped her thinking and led her to a career of innovation and education

• Boogeyman Logic: Requiem for Matthew: Judy Cole with a personal reflection on an old friend lost to AIDS

• AIDS through My Days: Sarah Sloane on her own personal timeline and relationship with AIDS

• AIDS Really Isn’t That Funny: The Bloggess trying to find the funny

• No Dominion: Kal Cobalt on growing up in a small town who took the early initiative in the fight against AIDS and how this upbringing shaped her sexual persona


Please join us in this week of education and personal reflection – we appreciate your support!
11/30/2009
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
This is the most amazing thing. I'll definitely be tweeting that hashtag like crazy.

Wanted to remind anyone that wants to join in that they can definitely do so. Eden Cafe is still accepting AIDS related posts of both the personal and educational type. Speak up!

You can email me at edencafeadmin@gmail.co m if you're interested!
11/30/2009
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
This is the most amazing thing. I'll definitely be tweeting that hashtag like crazy.

Wanted to remind anyone that wants to join in that they can definitely do so. Eden Cafe is still accepting AIDS related posts of both the personal and ... More
I agree that it is, Carrie Ann. I do not have a Twitter account though. I'm contemplating making one, since a lot of things with Edenfantasys happen that way.
11/30/2009
Mr Guy Mr Guy
I actually dusted off my barely-used Twitter account a little while ago to RT. That is, after Victoria showed me how to do it. Because she’s nice. And I long ago gave up trying to compress my verbosity into 140 characters.

Calling oneself ‘verbose’, by the way, is a gentlemanly way of saying that you are kinda sorta like full of it. Which is totally okay. This is why we built an internet.

Anyhoo. Keep reading (and watching!) this week’s essays on Eden Cafe and Sexis! And keep up the RTs!
11/30/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Sir
I agree that it is, Carrie Ann. I do not have a Twitter account though. I'm contemplating making one, since a lot of things with Edenfantasys happen that way.
You should. For sure. It's sort of fun and a great way to keep up to date on the community.
11/30/2009
NuMe NuMe
Very cool! And such a worthy cause!!! EF Rocks!
11/30/2009
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Mr Guy
I actually dusted off my barely-used Twitter account a little while ago to RT. That is, after Victoria showed me how to do it. Because she’s nice. And I long ago gave up trying to compress my verbosity into 140 characters.

Calling oneself ... More
And what is your twitter name?
11/30/2009
Sir Sir
I made one. I hope that I did that correctly, though!
11/30/2009
KariewithaK KariewithaK
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Originally posted by Victoria
We’re doing a week of meaningful content related to World AIDS Day. For us, it’s all about education and community – the two founding principles at EdenFantasys.com. As many know, World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1st. To commemorate this day, Eden ... More
So fabulous! I love what Eden Fantasys stands for and supports. Tweeting like no tomorrow!
11/30/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by KariewithaK
So fabulous! I love what Eden Fantasys stands for and supports. Tweeting like no tomorrow!
Awww, thanks awesome Kari the pie maker!
11/30/2009
Delete My Account Delete My Account
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Originally posted by KariewithaK
So fabulous! I love what Eden Fantasys stands for and supports. Tweeting like no tomorrow!
Kari, can't wait to see your Tweets along with everyone else.
12/01/2009
Delete My Account Delete My Account
The retweets were awesome yesterday !! Thanks so much but we still need to hear your voice. Keep it up and let as many people know you support the fight against this devastating disease. Thank you everyone !!
12/02/2009
Victoria Victoria
Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who wrote articles and posts, to everyone who read them, to everyone who used the World AIDS Day banner, to everyone who RT'd and used the fund-raising hashtag!!! This is a CommUNITY!!!

We got so many hashtags and RTs for the World AIDS Day Project, it's amazing! We are so happy to announce that we will be sending a check for $1,000 to ASC NYC! Thank you all and keep the awareness growing - we can fight every day!
12/04/2009
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by Victoria
Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who wrote articles and posts, to everyone who read them, to everyone who used the World AIDS Day banner, to everyone who RT'd and used the fund-raising hashtag!!! This is a CommUNITY!!!

We got ... More
Thousand dollar checks kick ass! Great job everyone!
12/04/2009
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Victoria
Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who wrote articles and posts, to everyone who read them, to everyone who used the World AIDS Day banner, to everyone who RT'd and used the fund-raising hashtag!!! This is a CommUNITY!!!

We got ... More
This is wonderful to hear! I am very glad.
12/04/2009
NuMe NuMe
That is truly awesome!!!
12/04/2009
Mr Guy Mr Guy
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Originally posted by Victoria
Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who wrote articles and posts, to everyone who read them, to everyone who used the World AIDS Day banner, to everyone who RT'd and used the fund-raising hashtag!!! This is a CommUNITY!!!

We got ... More
Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Thanks for reading along and sharing in the stories. Special thanks to our writers who really turned it up this week: the deliciously devoted Dr. Dick, the gregarious G.L. Morrison, the buoyant Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, the scintillating Sarah Sloane, the benevolent Bloggess, the keen Kal Cobalt, the magnificent Mandy Van Deven, the judiciously jubilant Judy Cole—and, of course, Sharen Duke and her staff of fantastic women and men at the AIDS Service Center in New York. We hope that everyone got something new out of it, whether a new perspective, a call to action, or a volume-tuner for that little voice in your head reminding you to practice safer sex.


PS: my twitter ID is Mrdobad; Monday marked my first Twittage in over a year. It’ll probably be another year before I do it again
12/04/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Excellence abounds!

Mad thanks to everyone who retweeted, read and wrote. What a wonderful week!
12/04/2009
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