Category: Personal Reflections

Ten lessons learned from AIDS to help us through COVID-19.

I knew about ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, a grassroots network of activists) before coming out. Coming out right after graduating from high school, I soon gravitated to its direct action and in-your-face style of activism, in part because I read a book by one of its founders, Larry Kramer. Kramer considered government neglect of the pandemic genocidal; the collective embodiment of hate as indifference.

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