World Aids Day 2017: Leeds

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year.

It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Here are just a few of the events going on in #gayleeds in and around World Aids Day 2017…

Thursday 30th November 2017

Queens Court: World AIDS Day Charity Fundraiser

Join the AbFab Miss Orry and DJ Adam Smith at Queens Court (QC) in #gayleeds for their annual World AIDS Day Charity Fundraiser. The night will include live PA from the amazing Joe Shovelton, the chance to win £50 cash in a very special lip sync battle and a raffle with some amazing prizes.

All raising money for Yorkshire Mesmac.

Time 7.30 pm until 2 am.

Friday 1st December 2017

Aire Place Studios: HIVideo Leeds

HIVideo is a global exhibition of art films taking place simultaneously on World AIDS Day across 3 continents.

HIVideo is the moving image strand of Balaclava.Q. In a first of its kind experiment, on 1st December 2016, Balaclava.Q screened 6 video artworks that looked at HIV/AIDS — on both aesthetic and political levels. Each venue facilitators managed the event, sourced a venue, and generated a small audience. As a first-of-its-kind experiment, the 2016 event acted as a test for strengthening connections between queer artists and audiences — on a global stage.

HIVideo seeks to promote contemporary dialogue(s) on World AIDS Day via video art from both a local and global perspective. HIVideo complements current discourse and the de-stigmatization / -criminalization movement by creating a dialogue about HIV/AIDS via art — and the attendant aesthetics and politics.

6;00 pm

Doors open. Cash bar available and there will also be food on sale.


A short introduction to HIVideo by Stiofan O’Ceallaigh (Balaclava.Q Founder and Director) and also Aaron Chady (MESMAC Community Development Worker).


HIVideo film screening begins.


15-minute comfort break


The second half of HIVideo commences.

There will be an informal Q&A afterwards with Stiofan O’Ceallaigh (Balaclava.Q) and Aaron Chady (MESMAC).




Facilitators: Stiofan O’Ceallaigh and Johann D’Nale.

Balaclava.Q – Connecting promoting an creating platforms for queer artists.

Balaclava.Q invites you to HIVideo 2017

1st December 2017
Aire Place Studios

Unit 2c, Aire Place Mills Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1JL

#hivideo2017 #balaclavadotq

BHA Leeds Skyline at Mill Hill Chapel: World Aids Day 2017

Join BHA Leeds Skyline on Friday 1st December for this FREE event at Mill Hill Chapel in City Square Leeds.

Time: 5.30 pm until 7 pm

Bridge Inn in #gayleeds: Charity Gala Night

The Bridge Inn in #gayleeds hosts a Charity Gala Night for BHA Leeds Skyline on World Aids Day 2017.  The event will be hosted by Miss Sordid Secret and the infamous DJ Marky Mark and feature some special guests including…

Opera North’s – Joe Shovelton
Local Talent – ‘Lewis Speight
Live Vocal Drag Queen – Riley Vyrus

All this plus a headline performance from the UK’s number 1 P!NK Tribute…


The day will also feature Cabaret from Miss Sordid Secret & Early Doors Karaoke with DJ Marky Mark.

Time: 5 pm until 2 am.

Sunday 3rd December 2017

The Viaduct Showbar: World Aids Day Fundraiser 2017

On the 3rd Of December, The Viaduct Showbar will be holding their annual World Aids Day fundraiser with FREE live entertainment from Drag Artists, Singers, Bands, Dancers, Magicians and Comedians. They’ll also be a prize raffle, charity auction and a reflection corner with the opportunity to purchase (by donation) candles and red ribbons of remembrance.

All raising awareness and cash for carefully chosen HIV and AIDS prevention and support charities.

Email if you’d like to take part or donate.

Useful links…

BHA Leeds Skyline

BHA Leeds Skyline provides support services in the Leeds area & promotes sexual well-being.


Yorkshire Mesmac

Offering HIV Testing, which is rapid, free, friendly and confidential. HIV Prevention, by supporting people at risk.


Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity.


NAT (National AIDS Trust)

NAT (National AIDS Trust) is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV.

Call 020 7814 6767
*Keep a lookout for more events and links as and when they are added.