Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

Los Doctores Transcript

Louis: She took a chance with me. It’s funny, I’m positive, but I didn’t wanna ask a woman that was negative if they would like to go out with me, because of the rejection that I might get. But then I noticed, I was feeling alone. And when I saw her for the first time, I said you know what? I’m gonna take a chance, I’m gonna ask her.

Rosalia: And I said no. I said, no, but then later on …okay, you can continue…

Louis: …but later on I decided, yeah well, I’m not gonna let that NO stop me, and I waited a week, I think, and I asked again, and she said yes. [...]

Larry Transcript

I wanted to do something that made a difference, and that’s why I took the job for Mayor Daley as his representative to the gay & lesbian community. A spokesman for one of the radical groups said I was too old to represent gays and lesbians. You have this ageism in the community — it’s so youth-oriented, you don’t feel welcome. As if you turn 40 and you turn straight or something. I can assure you that didn’t happen. [...]

Standing up to Stigma

In honor of World AIDS Day (12/1/10), the website for the AARP Bulletin highlighted the story of Dr. Robert Franke and his family. The multimedia piece (created by Graying of AIDS Project Director Katja Heinemann) and accompanying article explore the challenges the family faced after Dr. Franke decided he was … Read More…

HIV 50+ Activist Ed Shaw

Congratulations to Graying of AIDS advisory panel member Ed Shaw, whose lengthy career as an HIV/AIDS educator and activist was recently highlighted in a piece for AARP Bulletin (photograph by our own Katja Heinemann).

The piece highlights Shaw’s journey living with the virus and situates it in the context of … Read More…

GET INVOLVED

 
If you find the stories and issues explored in The Graying of AIDS compelling, we urge you to channel your energy, ideas, and other resources into meaningful action. There are many ways you can get involved, both through supporting this project and by working directly to address the challenges … Read More…

International Transgender Day of Remembrance: Care Providers Have a Role to Play

Being transgendered is such a singular experience, how can you adequately explain it to someone who isn’t transgendered?  There is no common frame of reference.  I can go on and on talking about the years of wandering alone in the darkness, searching, lost and confused and the blissful sense of Read More…

Featurette: Institutional Discrimination and the Case of Dr. Franke

“What if there are many other older people, and this is the first wave of them, who are not used to speaking out about anything, and they’ll just quietly pack up their blankets and leave? And I thought, damn, that’s not right.”  —Dr. Robert Franke, Little Rock, AR

When the … Read More…

A Time of Dialog and Reflection in NYC

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This summer New York City is offering a variety of opportunities to gain perspective on the history of AIDS and learn more about where things stand today. In addition to exhibits at the La Mama Galleria (closing this weekend) and The New York Historical Society (thru September 15), a … Read More…