Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

STOP AIDS. Keep the Promise - Lead - Empower - Deliver

This blog is focused on the same-sex marriage fight and equal LGBTQ rights, and I believe the fight against AIDS is a part of that. In the 80s and 90s, due to many reasons, one of the big ones being the ugly head of discrimination, anti-HIV drugs were all but inaccessible to those who needed them, many of those in need coming from the LGBTQ community.

Many amazing people fought against this discrimination, taking the issue to the forefront of the nation's mind, not letting them forget that each day, people were dying and in need of medication. Luckily, today we benefit from their fight, with access to much needed medical attention.

Unfortunately today, not all get treated, and much still needs to be done. We need to take this day and remember this ongoing fight. Take a moment to learn our community's history, our present situation and what can be done NOW.

World AIDS Campaign

CNN Article, "Much Accomplished, Much to Do"

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