Film addresses HIV heartbreak

RALEIGH, N.C. — “Absolutely Positive,” a dramatic short film that follows four characters from different walks of life as they get tested for HIV, will be premiered at red carpet screenings at Club 313, 313 W. Hargett St. on two dates, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., and Jan. 29, 5 p.m.

The film is a project of Second Glance Productions and it received assistance from the Human Rights Campaign, The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina and Healing with CAARE of Durham.

Writer/director Anthony Williams was inspired to create this work from his own personal experiences revolving around HIV. He hopes that it will bring awareness and humanity to the important worldwide health issue of HIV. He sees the film as one that breaks preconceived stereotypes, reaches beyond the boundaries of sexuality, gender and race and one that shows the real effects of HIV on real people.

Guests will be treated like movie stars with candid paparazzi and giveaways throughout the evening. Tickets are $5, cash only, and will be available at the door. All ages are welcome. Cash bar available for those 21 years old or older.

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Chorus heads west

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus has announced its plans to attend the GALA Choruses International Festival in Denver, Colo., in July. In order to get ready, it has extended an invitation for those who sing first and second tenor, baritone and bass to join them.

Open rehearsals will take place in February. One must be 18 and over and both gay and straight men may apply

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