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State landmarks to be illuminated in recognition of World AIDS Day


Fri, Dec 1st 2023 02:50 pm

14 landmarks to be lit red tonight

√ Hochul issues proclamation, read it here

Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced 14 landmarks across New York will be illuminated red tonight in recognition of World AIDS Day.

“On World AIDS Day, we mourn those we’ve lost to this epidemic,” Hochul said. “We also honor New Yorkers currently fighting this disease. While we’ve made progress in reducing HIV infections across the state, we know there is more work to be done. Today, we are recommitting our efforts to ending this epidemic once and for all.”

Hochul also issued a proclamation declaring Dec. 1 World AIDS Day in New York state. Leading up to World AIDS Day, Hochul signed legislation to protect individuals living with HIV from discrimination in long-term-care facilities, building on existing protections established in New York’s human rights law.

State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said, “World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on those who were lost to this epidemic far too soon, and ensure their memories are not forgotten to future generations. I’m proud of the work that has been done to bring us closer to our goal of ending the epidemic in New York, but we have more to do to find new, innovative ways to eliminate systemic barriers and improve social determinants of health for people living with diagnosed HIV.”

Landmarks to be lit include:

  • 1WTC  
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge      
  • Kosciuszko Bridge 
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building    
  • State Education Building      
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building     
  • Empire State Plaza      
  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Expo Center     
  • Niagara Falls     
  • Albany International Airport Gateway      
  • MTA LIRR – East End Gateway at Penn Station
  • Fairport Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal      
  • Moynihan Train Hall     
  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

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