I’ve put together a few videos from YouTube. Some are recent messages. Others are meant to stir the memory about events past. To everyone we’ve lost to this horrible pandemic, we remember you today.
Two AIDS Messages, one from Joe Solmonese of HRC, the other from Bono.
World AIDS Day PSA
here! News segment on Times Talks with Larry Kramer and Anthony Fauci, and a short documentary on the AIDS Quilt made 10 years ago.
Pedro Zamora’s “wedding” to Sean Sasser on MTV’s the Real World, and Sasser as an activist.
Longtime Companion Trailer, and a scene from Angels in America.
AROUND THE NET: WORLD AIDS DAY
World AIDS Day marks 25 years of AIDS: “Globally, the disease killed nearly 3.5 million people of working age in 2005. The first case of AIDS was diagnosed 25 years ago, UN chief Kofi Annan reminded reporters on Thursday. Since that case, a further 25 million people have been killed by the disease – and today 40 million remain infected with HIV, many with little hope for the future. ‘Accountability – the theme of this World AIDS Day – requires every president and prime minister, every parliamentarian and politician, to decide and declare that ‘AIDS stops with me,” said Annan, who is soon to step down as UN secretary general. ‘And it requires every one of us to help bring AIDS out of the shadows, and spread the message that silence is death.’ Former US president Bill Clinton and his charitable foundation also took the opportunity of World AIDS Day to announce a deal made with Indian drug companies to provide cheaper antiretroviral drugs aimed at children.”
Bristol-Myers Squibb “Light to Unite” Campaign will donate $1 for every candle lit on their website to the National AIDS Fund, up to $100,000 and it appears as if they’ve already reached their goal.
London’s gay bars uniting to support AIDS charity GMFA: “A range of bars all over the Capital will be donating much-needed money to the charity, including The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, King William IV in Hampstead, Comptons of Soho, Escape Bar in Soho, Kasbar in Clapham and new club night Big in the City at Mass in Brixton.”
Keith Boykin debunks myths about black gay men and AIDS.
NewNowNext has a listing of World AIDS Day events, including a concert to Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
950 dead every day in South Africa from AIDS.
World AIDS Day in Brazil: “FYI, approximately 600,000 people live with HIV/ Aids in Brazil, but the government has managed to keep the number from rising since the year 2000. While the rate of transmission from mother to child during pregnancy has fallen 51.5% in the last decade, the number of cases of Aids in the black population has risen significantly.”