Make a donation to LifeCycle right now and enjoy some holiday tunes on me! Choose your level:
$5 - “Christmas Is Us” Single - my all new 2018 holiday song, featuring fellow queer artist Heather Mae and composed by the ultra-talented Andrew Scott Bell.
$15 - “But Then Make It Christmas” EP - Already donated last year and not sure you want to double-dip? This 5-track stocking is stuffed with goodies you can’t get anywhere else.
1. Hot Christmess (Bonca. Remix)
2. Snow Machine (Fahimipour Remix)
3. Guitar (TZNA Remix)
4. Joy To The World (Smhoak Mosheein Remix)
5. Christmas Is Us - Acoustic
$25 - "Right In Front Of My Christmas: ALC Deluxe Edition". Make the yultide gayer with remastered versions of the 9 original holiday jams you love, plus 2 new bonus tracks: "No Chill” and "Guitar”.
While the 11-track remastered edition is available on Spotify and Apple Music, your donation of $25 or more to AIDS/LifeCycle will get you a free download of a very limited 12-track edition of Right In Front Of My Christmas. This ALC-exclusive collection includes “Christmas Is Us” - not yet available anywhere else. Whether you're setting the scene for that holiday hookup or spilling the tea on a nasty winter breakup, this is the Christmas kiki you've been waiting for.
1. Organic Polar Bears (Feat. Kaylee Score)
2. New Year’s T (Feat. Andrew Scott Bell)
3. Hot Christmess
4. Snow Machine
5. I’m In If You Are (Feat. Andrew Scott Bell)
6. Text Me Back
7. Christmas Sweater
8. Joy To The World (I’ll Never Be What You’re Looking For)
9. New Year’s Kiss
10. No Chill - Bonus Track
11. Guitar - Bonus Track
12. Christmas Is Us - AIDS/LifeCycle Exclusive Bonus Track
$35 or more - But Make It Christmas + Right In Front Of My Christmas: Deluxe
Get on Santa’s nice list by going big. Donations of $35 or more will get you both collections. Already sent in $25? Throw in another $10 and all 17 original holiday tracks are yours!
When I began training in 2017, I wasn’t a cyclist. The idea of our first ride, just 8 miles, felt daunting. But by June of 2018, I was riding nearly 100 miles a day when I traveled from San Francisco to LA with over 3,000 other cyclists and roadies. Why do something that crazy? Because together, we raised 16.6 million dollars for AIDS/LifeCycle.
Last year, I set a goal of $5,000 - money that supports life-saving services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center as well as the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. I recorded a holiday album with composer Andrew Scott Bell and we raised over $3,000 of that by Christmas! By the time I crossed that finish line, I had raised $7,000. This year, I want to top that. Together, you can help me raise $10,000 to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past.
Why I’m Riding
Last year, I got a taste of the ALC Community when I joined the ride and encountered hundreds of amazing men and women every day. A group of individuals as strong as they are loving, committed to serving their community and erasing the stigma attached to AIDS.
A few years ago, I lost a very dear friend of mine who was living with HIV. I carried that loss with me, as many who knew him do. He was so vibrant and full of love, and when something like that happens, it’s hard not to feel helpless and angry and sad. But what made grieving even more difficult was the stigma that came with HIV. Were we allowed to talk about it? Would that be disrespectful to him, to his family?
In 2017, I attended the AIDS/LifeCycle candlelight vigil and held a candle in his honor. I was immediately overwhelmed by the community and love that surrounded me. I knew then and there that I wanted to ride in 2018. I also knew that fundraising would mean having an ongoing dialogue about HIV. One of the biggest gifts that came out of my experience last year was being able to do just that - work towards erasing the stigma that surrounds it. And of course to raise money for the life-saving services offered by my local LGBT center.
This June, I will bike again from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a 7 day, 545 mile ride to end AIDS. Please give what you can. Your help is what will get me there.