In a statement issued on the official Facebook page for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, executive director Tom Viola vowed to fight for those within our community, and beyond, whose voices have been silenced or marginalized.
It can be read in full below:
This morning, like every morning, Americans of every gender, ethnicity, religion, orientation, identity and economic status will turn to social service organizations across the country and The Actors Fund for a much-needed hand up and supportive shoulder.
And this morning, like every morning, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be there with our entire community - those onstage, off stage and in the audience - to ensure the help they need is there.
We have never been more committed in our fight for those whose voices have been silenced or marginalized. We will not allow fear or hate to impede the progress we have made. Lives depend on that.
And this morning, like every morning - perhaps especially today - our work has never been more important. We must remember that what we do together continues to make a difference.
The original post can be seen below:
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. The organization supports social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states.