Researchers identify new strain of HIV

(CNN) – More than 37 million people worldwide have been infected with HIV or AIDS. For the first time in nearly 20 years, a new strain of the virus has been identified. The newly identified strain is more like an ancestral strain and likely circulating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new study…

Remembering Frances George

It is with a heavy heart that Big Bend Cares must share that our colleague Frances George has passed away. Since June of 2016, she served as a Case Manager in Gadsden and Leon Counties. Coworkers remember her as “a very quiet person but she had a sharp tongue and was passionate about her clients,”…

World AIDS Day Events

Join Big Bend Cares in honoring the annual World AIDS Day by joining us at these events: World AIDS Day Kickoff at 926 November 30 @ 10:00 pm – December 1 @ 2:00 am 926, 926 W Tharpe St,  Tallahassee, FL 32303 United States + Google Map Help us start of World AIDS Day right by joining us at 926 Bar and…

Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-2019

In a survey of more than 10,000 students identifying as LGBTQ+, the Human Rights Campaign found at least 40 percent said they didn’t feel their community accepted them. Steps have been made in recent years to create a more inclusive world, but LGBTQ+ students must still ensure any college they attend embraces these communities and…

Meet an Artopian – Laura Sineath-Darabi

What do you love most about art? Art has always been an outlet for me to be myself. There are no rules to follow, no guidelines to stick to. I get lost in what I’m doing and any stresses that I might be experiencing in that moment recede from my thoughts.  What inspired you to…

LGBTQIA Scholarships – Empowering Students & Encouraging Equality

  Many organizations and foundations offer scholarship awards specifically for LGBTQIA students to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual students have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Some opportunities are exclusively for LGBTQIA students, while others may be open to ally and questioning students as well. These awards help students achieve their…

Big Bend Cares raises money through Artopia

Tallahassee Democrat Published 5:14 p.m. ET June 26, 2017 | Updated 5:16 p.m. ET June 26, 2017 The auction is silent but the impact of Artopia 2017 is immense. Local and regional artists donate their artwork, including a few signed and numbered limited editions. Money raised from the annual event held at the Tucker Civic Center on…