Just saw that this was posted on The Seattle LGBT Commission’s Facebook page last night…community leader and crusading advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention/treatment, Aleks Martin, better known to most of y’all as iconic drag performer/hostess ALEKSA MANILA has been honored as the 3rd recipient for the Dr. Bob Wood Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention and will be honored in a ceremony on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
From the announcement:
Hello HIV Prevention Partners,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipient of the third annual Dr. Bob Wood Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention – Aleks Martin!
For many years, Aleks has been a highly visible leader of HIV prevention efforts in our community. In his work with Project NEON, Aleks has been an ally to people who are facing difficult challenges. In his work life, he is widely known for his kindness, support and professionalism. Aleks has been a caring mentor to many students who are working toward chemical dependency counseling certification. His professional example teaches students not only about addiction treatment, but just as importantly, about cultural competency and kindness. Many of his community contributions are accomplished via the highly visible drag queen, Aleksa Manila, who continues the drag traditions of political activism, civil rights advocacy and HIV/AIDS service.
For these reasons, and many more, please join us for a special reception in Aleks’ honor:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
3:00pm – 4:30pm
HIV/STD Resource Room, 11th Floor, Chinook Building
401 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Please contact Diane Ferrero, firstname.lastname@example.org , 206-263-2000, if you have questions about the reception.
-Some free parking is available on Yesler Way between 8th and 6th
-U-Park Lot on 6th and Yesler is $5 for two hours
Congratulations to Aleks (and Aleksa) for their years of hard work and dedication in raising awareness for HIV/AIDS advocacy and education!