By Lori Yeghiayan Friedman
A Hershey-funded boarding school REJECTED an HIV-positive 13-year-old boy for admission, calling his status a “direct threat to the health & safety of others.”
The young man is extremely disappointed in the decision and merely wants the opportunity to live his dreams, work hard and go to college. In an interview with Poz Magazine, he said: “I used to look at Hershey as if I was already one of them. I just knew I would get in because I take pride in everything I do and I keep good grades. I have nothing wrong with me, and everyone that I know, who knows me, likes me.”
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, is calling for a BOYCOTT of all Hershey candy. We are asking people not to buy any Hershey candy until the company speaks out against AIDS discrimination at the Milton Hershey School and facilitates the boy’s enrollment at the school. Send a message to Hershey that AIDS discrimination is NOT acceptable.
Sign the petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-kisses-for-hershey-end-hiv-stigma