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  • Thanksgiving Holiday Closure Starting 11/23 at 3 PM

    The Montrose Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Wednesday, November 23 at 3 PM. Meetings and other events may still be happening in the building. Please consult our events calendar to check about your event or group.

    We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 28. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Today in LGBT History: August 18th

August 18, 1990- United States President Signs Ryan White Act

George H.W. Bush signs the law which provides funding for services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The act is named after Ryan White, The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was named for a courageous young man named Ryan White who was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion in December 1984. Ryan White was diagnosed at age 13 while living in Komono, Indiana and was given six months to live. When Ryan White tried to return to school, he fought AIDS-related discrimination in his Indiana community. Along with his mother Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan White rallied for his right to attend school – gaining national attention – and became the face of public education about his disease. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted. He died in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name in August 1990 – the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.

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