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The 31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015 Raised $2,375,946 at Event

Celebrities, elected leaders, and 20,000 other caring people united to raise funds for much needed HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.

On Sunday, October 11, 2015, MZA Events held their 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood Park at 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

More than 20, 0000 caring celebrities, elected leaders, corporations, small business and caring participants showed unity to raise funds, education, find the cure for HIV/AIDS and awareness for our next generations with new services and prevention programs.

“Today’s high temperatures did not stop our supporters from turning out in massive numbers and raising $2,375,946,” said AIDS Walk Founder and Senior Organizer Craig R. Miller.“Just as they have since the beginning of the epidemic, this inspiring community continues to manifest the commitment, compassion, and power necessary to end AIDS, regardless of the political, epidemiological, or literal climate. AIDS Walk supporters are anything but fair-weather friends. They tough it out with us year after year, no matter what.”

“We are incredibly thankful for everyone who raised funds, showed up this morning, and braved the heat to do the Walk with us,” APLA Chief Executive Officer Craig E. Thompson said. “We are at a pivotal moment in the epidemic. The funds raised through the Walk give us an opportunity to really change its arc by ensuring that people living with HIV and AIDS are getting the support and health care they need while now also being able to deliver health care—including HIV testing, STD screening, and PrEP—to HIV-negative individuals in L.A. County. It’s a pretty powerful combination that will have a real impact.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in the city, encouraging everyone to know their status. “We want people to go out there and take advantage of free testing, and to spread the word,” he said. The Mayor also noted his support of the trans community, a population that experiences disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. “We need trans equality in this city and in this country and in this world, today, right now, right here,” said Mayor Garcetti.

Other elected officials in attendance included: California State Senators Ricardo Lara, Isadore Hall, and Ben Allen; California State Assemblymembers Mike Gipson and Adrin Nazarian; Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang; West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem Lauren Meister, who spoke on behalf of the AIDS Walk host city; West Hollywood City Councilmembers John D’Amico, John Duran, and John Heilman; L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz; and L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin.

The Celebrities in attendance included:, Drew Carey (The Price Is Right), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), Kim Johnson & Robert Herjavec (Dancing With the Stars), Chris Kluwe (professional NFL football player), Carson Kressley (Dancing With the Stars), Our Lady J (classical pianist, TV writer on Transparent, and singer-songwriter), Danny Pintauro (actor and HIV/AIDS activist), Jai Rodriguez (actor and musician), Ken Todd & Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules), and Nick Wechsler (Revenge).

The Sposato Brothers sang “In My Life,” and Ashley Brown (The Sound of Music at the Ahmanson Theater) closed the program with a stirring performance of “Climb Every Mountain.”
The corporate community continued to show its strong support for the event through team fundraising and corporate sponsorship. Longtime AIDS Walk supporter ABC7 News Anchor Ellen Leyva addressed the crowd. ABC7 returned this year as AIDS Walk Los Angeles’ television broadcast sponsor.
Also in attendance were representatives from the event’s top sponsors and top corporate teams, including Premier Sponsors Quest Diagnostics and Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Grand Sponsors ABC7, the City of West Hollywood, Delta Airlines, Paramount Studios, and Paul Hastings LLP; and Principal Sponsors Albertsons|Vons|Safeway, Macy’s, Crescent Heights LLC, Time Warner Cable, Toyota, and Wells Fargo. Time Warner Cable once again provided free WiFi access to walkers along the entire route, allowing them to fundraise and share their experiences via their mobile devices.

For more information, please visit To connect with the online community on Facebook, simply join the AIDS Walk Los Angeles Facebook Fan Page. To view exclusive video content, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles YouTube channel at To receive instant updates, follow “@AIDSWalkLA” on Twitter.

Editor’s Note: On behalf of APLA and the thousands of people who benefit from its services, thank you once again for joining AIDS Walk Los Angeles and for your dedication to bringing about an AIDS-free generation.

While they gladly accept donations year-round, you have until Friday, November 6, for funds to count toward your total and to earn Fundraising wards. In the next few weeks, please continue your commitment by collecting 100% of your remaining pledges.

If you were unable to attend AIDS Walk Los Angeles today, we nonetheless appreciate your support.  You can mail in your contributions to AIDS Walk Los Angeles, P.O. Box 933005, Los Angeles, CA 90093-3005.

Thank you again, and see you next year!

Important Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine is a proud media partner for the fifth year in a row of AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. For more information visit or Diversity News 3960 for Aids Walk LA


Arnold Schwarzenegger Mistress Mildred Baena Speaks to Hello Magazine

Arnold Schwarzenegger Mistress Mildred Baena Speaks to Hello Magazine

Arnold Schwarzenegger Mistress Mildred Baena Speaks to Hello Magazine
Arnold Schwarzenegger Mistress Mildred Baena Speaks to Hello Magazine

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Hello Magazine released an exclusive coverage with Arnold Schwarzenegger mistress Mildred Baena.

Hello Magazine wrote: When his grandmother sat him down one year ago to explain that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his father, he exclaimed: “Cool!”.

And his mother said the young boy is looking forward to building a relationship with the former Hollywood star.

Guatemalan-born Mildred revealed that she realised the truth once her son started to resemble the former Governor of California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Mistress Mildred Baena Speaks to Hello Magazine
Arnold Schwarzenegger Mistress Mildred Baena Speaks to Hello Magazine

Ms. Baena told Hello Magazine “It was as Joseph grew and I started to see the resemblance that I wondered – but It became more apparent as time went on.” She continue “I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, he [Arnold] wondered. But he never said anything to me.”

Mildred Baena was Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver housekeeper and her son’s name is Joseph.

Mildred Baena, the former housekeeper and alleged mistress of Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken exclusively to Hello Magazine, providing insights into her life and experiences during the turbulent period that captured international attention.

In the interview, Mildred Baena shares her side of the story, shedding light on her relationship with the Hollywood icon and former Governor of California. The revelation of their affair had been a highly publicized scandal that garnered significant media coverage and scrutiny.

Baena’s decision to break her silence and speak out in Hello Magazine marks a pivotal moment in her life, as she seeks to dispel misconceptions and share her perspective on the complexities of her past association with Schwarzenegger.

The exclusive interview delves into Baena’s emotions, challenges, and personal growth throughout the ordeal. She addresses the impact of the media frenzy on her life and the well-being of her family, especially her son with Schwarzenegger, whose identity had initially been kept secret but was later revealed to the public.

Opening up about her experiences with vulnerability and courage, Mildred Baena’s interview aims to provide a humanizing perspective on a chapter of her life that had been defined by tabloid headlines and speculation.

As Hello Magazine presents this exclusive conversation, it underscores their commitment to sharing diverse stories and perspectives, giving a voice to individuals who have found themselves thrust into the spotlight under extraordinary circumstances.

This exclusive interview with Mildred Baena in Hello Magazine serves as an opportunity for readers to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities behind a high-profile scandal and the resilience of individuals facing extraordinary public scrutiny. It offers a chance for Baena to reclaim her narrative and move forward on her terms, putting the past behind her while embracing the possibilities of a more private and empowered future.

To read the full exclusive interview check HELLO! magazine, issue 1179 at your favorite newsstand.

Source: Hello Magazine at
Photo credit to: David Schumacher/Hello Magazine