AIDS/LifeCycle benefits, and is jointly produced by, San Francisco AIDS Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2927405) and Los Angeles LGBT Center (Tax ID # 95-3567895), each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to AIDS/LifeCycle are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.
A journey has begun. Matthew Mullins is going to hop on a bike and ride 545 miles to help end AIDS!
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We're on our way
Thanks to my generous sponsors
Sniff Donations from Fundraiser at the Bullet (Everyone who donated rules!
Michael L Perry
Esteban B. Jimenez
Otis & Sammy
The Amgen Foundation Matching Gift Program
Billy & Glen
Jennifer Rose Weidmann
Patrick Range McDonald
Mr. Steven R Timinaks
Michael Bush II
Stephen & Brian
Mr. Eric L Gilfand
Walt Disney Company Foundation
You have to give back to the world, even when it hurts you.
Through my entire time here in Los Angeles, I have met many wonderful people. Many of those people have or are still struggling with addiction, disease, and even homelessness. I have experienced every side of those things.
I can honestly say that all of those people, benefited from the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, including myself. I volunteer as much as I can for LAGLC, because they make such a difference. They impact all of us, and save lives.
This is why I am doing AIDS Lifecycle.
Helping my community has become my life. I want to help as much as I can. If I can't write about it, photograph it, or brighten it up, I'm not doing my job.
I have an event I helped create to raise money for AIDS lifecycle Feb 8 at the Bullet Bar. I am hoping to raise 10,000 for the fund.
I'm Riding with the Payasos to End AIDS. We can make a difference.
Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.
Have a great afternoon.
Matthew Mullins has worked at LA Weekly, Wehoville, KTLA, and was the editor of The Los Angeles Collegian, the student voice newspaper of Los Angeles City College. For two years, he was a board member with the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
After many successful years as an artist, writer and musician,
he has taken great strides as a student leader at Los Angeles City College, and is working towards a degree in Media Arts at L.A. City College through 2014.
He has won awards from, the Los Angeles Press Club, Associate Collegiate Press, California College Media Awards, & Journalism Association of Community Colleges.
He manages several social media accounts, doing admin work for the Collegian, Leatheretti, NLGJA, and has experience in social media strategy.
He also is active in the leather community, part of the Payasos/Cycling Team, and recently won the title of Mr. Bullet Leather 2014 in February.
My Personal Web Log
Sniff Fundraiser at the Bullet Bar Raised $780!!!!
The fundraiser at the Bullet Bar, Sniff, was off the hook! The Bullet Bar is my favorite bar! All who came out were friendly, hot, and amazingly warm. Prizes were given out to everyone who participated! Everyone got lube! And best of all.... We raised $780 dollars for AIDS Lifecycle!!! Thank you to all who participated! This put me up to $2,230 total amount raised!!
On the eve before Christmas Eve
I wanted to first I thank every single friend for being so awesome. I really really need people my life like you, and if I didn't liek you, you wouldn't be a part of my life. In 2013, many things in my life have changed, my mind, my heart and my body. And I change these parts of myself, because I love myself more than I ever have, and I love who I'm starting to become. I also know that I could never have done it without the help and support of all of you. I also know that those of you who really really love me, will love me regardless of any side of me that you dislike or like.
People have asked what I want as a present for the holidays. I want you to do something for yourself. So something to make yourself feel better about your life, your heart, your body or mind. The more that you improve yourself, the stronger you will be to help lift others in need up. This is why I am doing AIDS Lifecycle. This is why I improved my body. This is why I write as a journalist. It is my goal to lift anyone and everyone up. Helping my community has become my life. I want to help as much as I can. If I can't write about it, photograph it, or brighten it up, I'm not doing my job. So try and inspire change. That's the best present you could ever give anyone.
Three MP3 Albums for a donation! (valid through Sunday, Dec 15, 2013)
For those of you who like my music, donate $20 and up the next three days, and I'll send you a link to download three albums I have written. "Dark Messages (2004)" "Digital Man Servant (2013)" and "B-sides, Remixes, & Demos" DONATE TODAY!
The Holidays. A Time for Giving A Life Worth Living.
Hey everyone, I know that I have to go ahead and accept the fact that it is the holidays. I mean, we all get to hear those same ol' silly jingles right about now, and CVS has had their X-Mas stuff out since Nov. 1, but the holidays are always said to be about giving.
I am not always the most happy guy around the holidays. I find that people can sometimes be a bit much, people are running about with their blinders on while everyone is forced to grimace a smile (if they can manage) as they get bumped into, knocked around, and there's only so much 'HAPPY!HAPPY!' you can handle. Yes, it's true. Going out and buying me a gift is really sweet, but I am not materialistic. I appreciate the thought more than anything.
There is something I would appreciate a lot more.
Donate to my fundraising goal instead. I have everything I need, because I have you in my life. There are many others out there, who are nowhere near as lucky as I am. There are people out there who need more than Starbucks or iTunes gift card.
If you decide to donate, your money will go somewhere beyond Starbucks, and Apple.
THE L.A. GAY & LESBIAN CENTER is the world's largest organization dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and has been working to build the health, advocate for the rights and enrich the lives of LGBT people for more than 40 years.
The services and programs that your money will go to include: low-cost LGBT and HIV/AIDS specialty health care; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBT youth;support services for LGBT seniors; low-cost counseling and addiction recovery services;legal services; health education and HIV-prevention programs; transgender services and medical care; mentoring for LGBT youth; cultural arts etc.
This is where you can make a huge difference in the lives of people who really need the help. My goal is to raise $1,500 by Dec. 31. Then I will keep raising as much as I can until we ride out!!
Forget the gifts. This is a real chance for us to help people, and truly experience the pride we can have in ourselves and our community!