Avenue Q Puppets to Star in PSAs for HIV Awareness

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A series of public service announcements about HIV and sex will run on the Logo cable channel and feature three of the puppets from the Tony Award-winning musical, Avenue Q, according to The New York Times.

The characters to star in the PSAs are Lucy the Slut, Rod and Rod’s boyfriend Ricky. Starting with their first broadcast on the Jan. 28 season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race, six announcements will run throughout 2013, discussing topics such as removing the stigma around HIV and seeking treatment once diagnosed as HIV positive.

Avenue Q opened in March of 2003, won the Tony for Best Musical in 2004, closed its Broadway show in 2009 and now runs off-Broadway at New World Stages.

Also, separate online PSAs will be offered on Logo’s website according to Yahoo! News.

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