Having spent several weeks talking about World AIDS Day, it seems right that I share how I spent my time on December 1.
One of the things I will always admire about Houston is that it responded early and forcefully to the AIDS pandemic. Our city, like NYC, LA, and San Francisco, lost many of its most passionate activists to AIDS. Our city, like those cities, struggles against indifference, carelessness, fear, prejudice, and a false sense of security among groups at highest risk for HIV infection. Yet Houstonians still keep fighting the fight, speaking for the marginalized, caring for the ill, and memorializing the dead.
Yesterday, I was privleged to spend time with some of these Houstonians or see the things they’re doing to make a difference.