Sep 1st 2018

Join #PrEP4Love and #StartTalkingStopHIV at The Breathing Room for a good ole fashioned kickback. All the stars are aligning to celebrate the last days of summer with a performance showcase that is guaranteed to #ContractHeat and fulfill all of your desires.

#SeptemberKickback will feature a special lineup of Chicago-based talent that centers #blackboyjoy and represents a variety of desire, gender, and erotic spectrums — all hosted by the legendary Bevy Beverly Ross and the COOL MOM of Futurehood Mister Wallace.

The Wife of Wrath (aka Petty Crocker)

Saya Naomi
Orb Box
Blu Bone (aka Blu Bartholemew)
Roy Kinsey

Doors: 8pm
Performances: 9:30pm

RSVP for FREE entry:

**This event is prioritized for young, gay or same-gender loving men of color. Blackness, queerness, femininity, and nonconformity are centered in this space, and ALL are welcome! Watch this space. More information to be released.

About #PrEP4Love
The Illinois PrEP Working Group is currently leading the charge behind PrEP4Love, a citywide social marketing campaign that features real models from the city of Chicago. Through honest and visceral photography by renowned photographer Sandro, PrEP4Love shows how Chicagoans can love, explore, and touch freely because of #PrEP. | @prep4love

About Start Talking. Stop HIV.
Start Talking. Stop HIV. is a campaign that seeks to reduce HIV infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men by encouraging open discussion between sex partners and friends about a range of HIV prevention strategies.

About the #SeptemberKickback Series
In 2017, PrEP4Love and Start Talking. Stop HIV teamed up to present free, sex-positive and joyous kickbacks in September to help close out the summer. Presented in partnership with Chicago-based community organizations and initiatives, the September Kickback series returns to help increase awareness around HIV-prevention, promote holistic health and wellness and amplify the voices of artists and performers along the gender spectrum.

About #BreathingRoom
The #BreathingRoom space is the #LetUsBreathe Collective’s arts, healing, & organizing hub on Chicago South Side. It is a Black-led liberatory space that produces cultural events, builds coalition with the Chicago resistance community, and incubates programs that aim to force prisons and policing into obsolescence. It is located at 1434 W 51st Street.

About Research at Hektoen Institute of Medicine
Keeping it LITE is an online study about the life experiences and health of LGBTQ+ people ages 13-34. |

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