Thank you for joining me in this cause!
From now until June 30, 2021, my team, New Bear Republic, will ride as many miles as we can and raise as much money as we can to support the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We aren't able to gather as a huge, loving family to ride down the coast of California, BUT we are still working together. Your support means the world to me.
Spend some quality time with this oral history from the UC Berkeley Library! news.lib.berkeley.edu/sounds-past-podcast-series-oral-history-center-digs-archive-tell-story-about-aids-epidemic
It does a fantastic job of recounting the early aka ugly days of the AIDS epidemic. Stigma, discrimination and fear ruled the day. In fact, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence came together as a group to provide care to people suffering from HIV and AIDS. The costumes arose from fear of being targeted if their identities were on display.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS and the fear and stigma around it a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?