Friday, November 30, 2012
Another World AIDS Day
December 1st is World AIDS Day.
It is difficult for me to think about World AIDS Day without getting tears in my eyes.
So many died. And are still dying.
In 1992 when my best friend Felix died, over 40,000 others lost their battle.
This blog post is in loving memory of all of those we have lost AND with love to anyone who has ever been affected by HIV or AIDS.
Here is a link to the trailer of "How to Survive a Plague", an amazing movie about those early days in AIDS activism: http://youtu.be/wwhFS1mUaVY
AIDS is not over. And the bigotry that allowed so many to die is not gone.
PLEASE do not forget the ones we lost. Remember them. Say their name. Think of something wonderful about them. Tell your friends or family about them.
And then take action. Donate to your local HIV/AIDS group. Fight bigotry in any form. Promote prevention. Talk about sex. Tell your elected officials about someone you lost.
Thank you for reading.