Lounge+ HIV Friendly Space

Positive Women Inc. was lucky enough to be involved in the hugely successful Big Gay Out 2021 event. In collaboration with New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), we created Lounge+ an HIV-friendly space for people living with HIV and allies.

The spacious tent was erected to the right of the main field and provided a welcoming lounge to relax. The main purpose of the tent was to serve as a supportive place for people living with HIV. Free from stigma and judgement.

Included on-site was the wonderful team from MAC make-up, who painted hundreds of glitter red ribbons on passers-by. They also showcased Viva Glam lipsticks, which 100% of sales go toward the funding of HIV/AIDS programs around the world. 

Overall it was a great day full of a wonderfully inclusive community of people.