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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
CALIFORNIA: Community Work Earns Giants Distinction from GLAAD
Zack Meisel
April 17, 2013 (04.15.13)

On May 11, the San Francisco Giants baseball team will be honored with the Corporate Leader Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards to be held in San Francisco. The event will mark the inaugural occasion for GLAAD honoring a professional sports franchise. The Giants initiated “Until There’s A Cure Day” in 1994, becoming the first professional sports team to host an HIV/AIDS benefit game. Since that time, the team, along with its Giants Community Fund, has raised more than $1.3 million for HIV/AIDS education, research, care, and service organizations in the Bay area. The Giants were also pioneers among professional sports teams through their recording of a video for the “It Gets Better Project,” a campaign focused on bettering the lives of LGBT youth. The team participated as well in GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying initiative held last October, and will host its 11th annual LGBT Night Out in May, with proceeds going to local LGBT organizations.