Remember HIV/AIDS, Transgender Advocate Junie Tate Sugar

Junie Tate. Photo courtesy of Jesse Brooks.

Junie Tate. Photo courtesy of Jesse Brooks.

As we celebrate Black History month, the HIV/AIDS community pays honor to a life and contribution of Junie Tate Sugar, an advocate for HIV/AIDS, and Transgender, who was found at dead on the job on Jan. 31, according to reports.

 

 

Tate began her work on HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s and later became HIV Prevention/Education program coordinator for Neighborhood House of North Richmond.

Tate was a role model. She said her main goal in life was to demonstrate to other Transgender women there is “Hope for them, too, and that they also can achieve success in any working field they choose.”

Tate was a member of Bay Area African American State of Emergency Coalition/Black Treatment Advocacy Network (BASE/BTAN), and she was the first Transgender woman to sit on the executive committee of the Contra Costa County Consortium.

There are two memorials scheduled:

Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 pm, at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 108 17th street, Richmond; Friday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neighborhood House of North Richmond, 820 23rd St.

For information call Jesse Brooks (510) 575-8245 or email mrjessebrooksii@gmail.com.

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