IMMERSION: A World AIDS Day 2018 Gala will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 and feature several memorable events. The evening will begin with a Memoriam and Candlelight Vigil program in Atlanta’s Olympic Centennial Park. During this program, poignant messages of hope, remembrance and resilience will be shared by special guests and community champions. Following the vigil, guests will be escorted to an Evening Soiree and Celebration in the palatial Ocean Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium. The evening soiree highlights include gourmet catering by Wolfgang Puck, open bar, engaging touchpoint activities, and a dynamic program of special performances. IMMERSION will also serve as the culminating showcase for “Momentum” a visual arts competition.

Impulse Group Atlanta is a 501 (c)(3) chapter organization, based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to the advancement of HIV education, safe sex awareness and practice among gay men. With support from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. We create campaigns, events and online content for gay men.

We aim to educate, motivate, inspire, support and advocate the Metro-Atlanta Gay community impacted by HIV. We aim to normalize & authenticate the Atlanta gay experience through community-based engagement, activation & mobilization. We believe in promoting awareness and affirmation with the over-arching goal of gay men obtaining positive health outcomes.


Being who we are as gay & bisexual men, as well as the extended LGBT
community, we experience a host of challenges. Our sex, love, stories, and lives sometimes put us at war, internally and externally. We fight for acceptance, access, affirmation and acknowledgement in societies that continue push the notion that we do not belong

In 2017 we are continually subjected to obstacles that increase our HIV infection rates, substance use, as well as issues in self-esteem and isolation. Regardless of stigma, shame, status or silence, we must not let anyting get in the way of  our L.O.V.E. Living Openly Valued Experiences promote the level of ownership we need collectively. As we wage W.A.R. aginst HIV, we must promote Wellness, Awareness, and Resilience, elevating our experiences as we navigate an uncertain future. Kiss, Hold, Have, Love, in spite of HIV. Care is a shared experience that requires all of us to do our part, HIV positve, negative or unsure. Join Impulse Group Atlanta. 



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