Thursday, 21 December 2017

From the Elton John Aids Foundation

Elton John AIDS Foundation Logo
Project Dispatches, Winter 2017
• Our Club Love event round up
• The world's first social bond to fight HIV/AIDS
• Our communication with you: your preferences
Video thumbnail of Sir Elton meeting young people, with a 'play icon'
November's Club Love black tie dinner and cabaret, hosted by the one and only Graham Norton, was held during the run up to World AIDS Day in London, and proved to be wildly fun and exciting.

Guests included Ellie Goulding, Pixie Geldof, Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Dolph Lundgren and Darcey Bussell, who were treated to performances by Sam Smith and Anne Marie and entertained by a line-up of cabaret artists including the Gypsy Queens, Le Gateau Chocolat, and Pam Ann.

The evening raised over £1m for our local partner organisations working in Africa, providing support, testing and treatment to the hardest-to-reach communities in countries that criminalize same-sex relationships. 

Lord Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby’s was auctioneer, presiding over bids for exclusive lots such as an 18-carat white gold and diamond Bulgari Diva’s Dream necklace.

Vincent Reynes, Managing Director, Bulgari UK, commented: “We are proud to continue to partner with the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the creation of inspirational fundraising events which continue to achieve so much in the fight against AIDS across the globe.”

Check out more photos from the night

EJAF launches the world’s first social impact bond
to fight HIV/AIDS

The Elton John AIDS Foundation has launched the world’s first ever social impact bond to fight HIV/AIDS, supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Our bond, the Social Investment Partnership, is a new way of funding HIV/AIDS interventions by focusing and paying for concrete outcomes. By identifying new cases of HIV and re-engaging those who have dropped out of HIV care, our SIP tackles the most difficult and entrenched HIV/AIDs related issues in South East London.

We have brought together private investors with the NHS, local councils and voluntary groups to bring about these outcomes using evidence-based interventions.

Email Pedro Sampaio if you would like to discuss making an investment.
Keep reading about our Social Investment Partnership

Our communication with you: your preferences

We hold information on our supporters – whether collected at events or other activities, or found in the public domain – in order to understand their interest in the Foundation.

We do this to make sure we only send information that is relevant, such as invitations to our events and activities which build towards an AIDS free future, and to keep you informed on our pioneering work across the world.
We will not share your information with third parties. It is important to us to know that we are not sending you unwanted information and that we are using the right means of communication for you.

If you would prefer us not to contact you, or if you would prefer that we use a different method of communication for you (for example, by post or telephone) please let us know by emailing at any time. 

A thank you from Sir Elton

This year we provided over 750,000 people with an HIV test: the information that can save their life and protect their future. We absolutely couldn’t do this without all the support we receive from people like you.

You have made 2017 a special year. Thank you.

... and finally, Happy New Year from Coco Privé

Coco Privé - whose exclusive Maldivian Island getaway attained the highest bid during the Club Love auction - have kindly extended a very special offer to us. 

If you book before 12 January 2018, you can get sole hire of the island for $35,000 per night (inclusive of taxes). The Island is fully staffed with an extensive wine cellar, cocktail bar, dining room, kitchen and private chef, indoor and outdoor gym, 40-metre pool and lounge, a private chef, and a discreet butler service. For more information please contact Lynn Villadolid at
At Elton John AIDS Foundation we believe that we can achieve a future free from AIDS for everybody in this world. With enough support, love and creativity, we know this is possible. With your help we can do more.

94% of the contribution you are willing to make will go directly to achieving our goal.
Donate today - join our fight for a future free from AIDS

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

From Dan VO (Salon Outre & V&A LGBTQ Tours)

Thank you for your support in 2017!
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Thank you for your support in 2017!

Now in our third year, the volunteer-led and permanent V&A LGBTQ Tours have gone from strength to strength. We've seen 2750+ visitors, received three awards, and I was very moved when so many came to show their support for marriage equality in my home country - and we won - with same-sex marriage now legal in Oz!

I was kindly offered a few roles this year as Museums Association Transformer (Diversify), AMA Future Proof Museums fellow and Stonewall BAME / POC Role Model. For next year, I have been commissioned to prepare a good practice guide for presenting LGBTQ narratives in a museum context, so if you have a museum project that would be an ideal case study, please do get in touch 

The V&A LGBTQ Tours return next year on the last Saturday of each month, with the first one for 2018 at 
4pm on Saturday January 27. In the meantime, please find below some highlights from this year.

Many thanks, Dan Vo @DanNouveau
At The Museum
The V&A LGBTQ guides presented on online tour in collaboration with the i newspaper for LGBT History Month. We also hosted an evening of queer dance with London Contemporary Dance School and Central School of Ballet for Friday Late: Out For Revolution. 
Watch Video
New V&A LGBTQ Guides
We are in the process of training our third generation of LGBTQ guides. Thank you to long-standing guides Morag Cuthbert and Tony Mollet for their service and for helping start the programme. The new year will see new guides, new objects, new stories and even more #QueerVAM posts!
See #QueerVAM
Out And About
We took our show on the road with talks at Solent Southampton University's 'Invisible Identity and the Creative Act' conference and LGBTQ Tours for Fun Palaces at National Maritime Museum. I also tried my hand at stand-up comedy for Museums Showoff!  
Watch Video
Community Outreach
We ramped up our community outreach this year, with our guides hosting groups such as Diversity Role Models, Ancient House Thetford Teenage History Club, BAME in Publishing, many corporate and university LGBTQ societies as well as Gender Studies groups.
Book A Tour
Museum Pride LDN
A cohort of museum people marched at Pride in London under the Museums Association banner. Many of our institutions also celebrated 50 years of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales with a range of exhibitions and events.
Watch Video
Glittering Prizes
The V&A LGBTQ volunteers received our third award, the Marsh Trust London regional award for Museum Learning. Also, the We Are Here project (for which I volunteered as Private Frederick Cartwright) received the Museums + Heritage Award for best Marketing Campaign. 
Read On
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Monday, 11 December 2017

from Diversity Role Models

Seasons Greetings
December newsletter

It's nearly Christmas! Lots has happened since our last newsletter, we hope you enjoy reading our update.

Dear supporter,

Thanks for your feedback, we have included all the topics you told us you enjoyed last time - a word from our CEO, details on upcoming fundraising events and a chance to get to know another Trustee and Role Model and more!

Happy reading - just click the link below to go to our newsletter.
DRM Spectacular Highlights Video

HOT news - Launch of the Education Steering Group
Have a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to hearing from and working with you during 2018!

The DRM team!