Thank you so much for joining me in contributing to help vulnerable folk access care and resources for AIDS & HIV.
One of the things that has long haunted me is the all-but-missing generation of elder queer folks, who could be a part of the lives of younger folk today. People of my generation, and the ones coming, have grown up with almost no sense of what it looks like to age as a queer person, of what it's like to love and grow and the multiplicity of what our queer futures could look like. They've missed out on the queer family care and support, on the shared experience and wisdom of those who might have come before them, but died too soon. And that's due in almost unfathomable numbers to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s.
The fact is, these days no one needs to experience this. Not only does preventative care exist, but palliative and even the near potential for a vaccine are all here. It's a matter of access. The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive the - it literally saves the lives of thousands every year, and countless others who might have been otherwise affected. Your support means the world to them, and to me. Let's not let another generation know what it's like to live without the generation before them.
To that end, for a week - June 2nd - June 8th - I'm joining over 3,000 Cyclists and Roadies participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a hugely daunting 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
This ride can be a part of the incredibly valuable work to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past.
Say you'll support my part by making a donation today?