WALK THE WALK (Use your powers for good)

Valued and invaluable 🌈 NEVER 🏳️‍🌈 BLEND 🌈 IN 🏳️‍🌈contributor and Give ‘em Hope administrator, Joe Mannetti, is hosting his first event since moving back to New York.

It is a fundraiser for AIDS Walk New York and the outreach and programs that support the people we love living with HIV/AIDS.

Joe worked, proudly so, as an HIV testing counselor on both the east and west coasts for years, so, this mission is near and dear to his heart, as it is to the bevy of fine performers and others who have stepped forward to “WALK the WALK” on March 24, 2018 (Saturday).

These include performer, tireless HIV/AIDS activist, and the AIDS Walk New York team leader of the CandyWrappers, Candy Samples (aka Will Harrell).

Candy’s motto is, “Use your powers for good.”

“The fight against HIV/AIDS is not over until an affordable vaccine and cure is readily available for all. Until that happens, we are all still living with HIV/AIDS.” – Joe Mannetti

Joe Mannetti Presents


A fundraiser benefitting AIDS Walk New York and the programs and outreach provided by GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) supporting individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

DATE: March 24, 2018

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 6:30PM to 9:30PM

LOCATION: The Stonewall Inn

53 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014 (“Where Pride began.”)


DJ: Chauncey Dandridge




Adam B. Shapiro

Alexis Flame

Ike Avelli

Candy Samples – Drag Superstar aka Will Harrell

Frank Anthony

Witti Repartee

Mickey Carpathio

Gary Hill

and Ambrosia Amore

*21+ with proper ID and 2 drink minimum.




AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day

AIDS fundraising event in the world.

In its over 30 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS.

The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care, and advocacy programs GMHC provides for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in the tri-state area.

The proceeds also benefit dozens of other HIV/AIDS service organizations that are able to participate as teams and raise funds through the Community Partnership Program (CPP).

Visit gmhc.org to learn more about its life-sustaining programs and services.



GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, GMHC fights to this day to end the HIV epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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