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(01-24-10)-- On Friday, January 29, 2010, at 9:00 PM, Protect and Defend will host, "Stars and Stripes in the Big Easy" the fundraiser will consist of a raffle benefitting the NO/AIDS TASK FORCE at the Bourbon Pub and Parade located at 801 Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Protect and Defend Organization Logo Over 70 Members of the Fire, Police and Military community, from New York, California, Nevada, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Oregon and New Jersey will come out to support the NO/AIDS TASK FORCE.

Founded in 1983, NO/AIDS Task Force is one of the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organizations in the Gulf South. They have been providing, hope, dignity and care to men, women and families affected by HIV and AIDS for over 25 years.

Protect and Defend is a nonprofit support organization for gay and lesbian peace officers, firefighters, EMS workers and service members. Chartered in 2006, the group hosts fundraisers for charities throughout the country that cater towards the gay and lesbian community. Protect and Defend has an interactive website for its membership and the general public, has a peer support group and offers many benefits to its membership such as a death benefit for partners and much more. Protect and Defend has members in 32 states throughout the country, partnering with gay and lesbian police and fire associations throughout the United States. They also host the Party in the Desert, an international party of public safety, military members from throughout the world.

Throughout the weekend members from Protect and Defend will be wearing social passes and organization t shirts that have their name and the state in which they traveled from.

Come out to the Bourbon Pub and Parade on Friday, January 29, 2010 and help Protect and Defend support this worthy local charity.

To find out more about the "Stars and Stripes in the Big Easy” or where the cops, firefighters and military members will be all weekend, check out our website at: www.protectanddefend.org or call our 24 hour hotline at 213.403.0405, for more details.

PROTECT AND DEFEND is proud to be partners with NO/AIDS TASK FORCE and the Bourbon Pub and Parade.


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