Pride during a Pandemic

[via Medium] -- “Until we get our acts together, all of us, and until we learn to plug in with each other, and fight, and make this president listen, we are as good as dead,” said the late Larry Kramer at a meeting of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in September 1991. Eight months prior, the United States had reached a grim milestone: over 100,000 lives had been lost to AIDS-related illnesses. A statistic as large as 100,000 deaths can be difficult to fathom. But what can be more difficult to stomach is that such an enormous number of deaths was due in large part to federal inaction and could have been avoided. KEEP READING