Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic

World AIDS Day. donates $1 per virtual candle, up to $100,000. (And it looks like they've reached that many people lighting candles, so all after this are symbolic.)

I heard about AIDS on the radio growing up. It was just another fact of life.

When I was ten, the AIDS quilt came through town. I looked at it in sober silence. In 1990, a small fraction of the quilt filled the entire floor of the sports center's basketball arena. I saw faces to put against the numbers I heard on the news.

A year later, we had to draw ourselves on a magazine cover for class. Other kids were drawing themselves as basketball stars, actors, models. I drew myself discovering a cure for AIDS.
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