by Christopher Dalpe In all likelihood you’re already familiar with the outspoken, larger-than-life Irish boy from the South Side who, for decades, has been the driving force behind AIDS Care Ocean State’s (ACOS) HIV and AIDS services for all populations. Paul Fitzgerald has been fighting for underdogs his entire life and career. A true “change […]
AIDS Care Ocean State celebrates a Spring to remember.
Since its inception 25 years ago, AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS) has facilitated safe, inclusive, and welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA individuals.
by Christopher Dalpe. On Saturday, May 2, AIDS Care Ocean State will celebrate 25 years of HIV/AIDS support and prevention for the Rhode Island community at its anniversary gala, The Silver Lining. Options looks back at 25 years of milestones. 1987. The Family AIDS Center for Treatment and Support (FACTS) is incorporated on December 17th […]
by Christopher Dalpe. On Saturday, May 2, AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS) will make history. In honor of our 25th Anniversary we’re throwing the party of the year: The Silver Lining. Join us along with our friends, family, colleagues, and supporters, as we come together in the grand two-story lobby of the Providence Performing Arts […]
by Christopher Dalpe for AIDS Care Ocean State. There were over 95 confirmed drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island in the year 2014. According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, many of the 2014 overdoses involved the opioid combination of fentanyl and heroin. AIDS Care Ocean State’s (ACOS) prevention team is working diligently to […]
by Christopher Dalpe. This year marks AIDS Care Ocean State’s (ACOS) 25th Anniversary. Moving forward, we remain dedicated to confronting the challenges our community faces and providing support for those most affected by HIV/AIDS in the State of Rhode Island. Our doors are always open. The organization is a hub of resources, support, and advocacy […]
Whole Foods Market Waterman Street will donate 5% of every purchase made on November 11th to Options Magazine and AIDS Care Ocean State. This donation day is part of Whole Foods Market’s 5% day program. Shop at the Whole Foods Market Waterman Street location on November 11th and 5% of every purchase will be donated […]
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” National HIV Testing Day is held on Thursday June 27th, 2014. Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and almost one […]
Jen Stevens Options: You’re best known in the community as Kitty Litter, the quick-witted, no-holds-barred, drag queen emcee of the annual PrideFest & Parade, Gay Bingo, and many high-profile fundraisers. You also perform stand-up comedy as Kitty Litter. When did your alter ego first become a part of your life, and how did Kitty Litter get […]