Mujeres Unidas’ mission is to support women and Latinx communities affected by HIV/AIDS through education and facilitating access to prevention resources and local agencies that provide direct care.
There has been a 50 percent increase in people newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Bexar County over the last decade and as of 2015, HIV affects almost 5,800 people in San Antonio. Mujeres Unidas is dedicated to serving this community and working to ensure HIV/AIDS does not continue to grow.
Founded on World AIDS Day in 1994, Mujeres Unidas was originally known as Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA. Founder Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar sought to fill in service gaps for Latinas affected by the disease. The organization utilizes advocacy, outreach, education, peer groups, and an emphasis on youth programming to fulfill that goal and eliminate the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
Be sure to show your support by showing up this Sunday. As always, guests can anticipate $2 mimosas, brunch, and a drag show by the Lusty Busty Girls.
Big Gay Brunch benefit for Mujeres Unidas, Sunday, August 12 at Knockout Sports Bar, 1420 N Main Ave. Brunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the show starts at 12:00 p.m.