LOOK: A World AIDS Day Primer And List Of Events

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Today, December 1, marks the 25th annual World AIDS Day, conceived in August 1987 by public officials from the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS and observed for the first time in 1988. It’s a yearly chance for people the world over to commemorate not only those that have passed from, but those who continue to live with the virus — and for the global community to unite in the fight to end HIV/AIDS.

December 1 was chosen to give just enough time between the election (1988 was, after all, an election year) and the holiday season.

For a list of World AIDS Day events worldwide visit GayCities.

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  • jimbryant

    I am so over World AIDS Day. It’s a form of propaganda which shames gay men into thinking that their sexuality is responsible for spreading AIDS. It’s incredibly homophobic.

    I will go on having bareback with my healthy partner. We are both healthy, and therefore our risk of catching anything is zero. Suck on that, World AIDS Day.

  • jimbryant

    The other thing about this AIDS propaganda is that it is designed to shame men and not just male homosexuality. Think about it. Almost all cases of AIDS in women are blamed on men. It’s as if the propaganda merchants are saying that AIDS is created in males and is passed on to females, and not the other way around.

    Be very, very wary here. There has been an elaborate ploy from the beginning of the AIDS issue, a ploy that is designed specifically to blame men and male homosexuality. It’s a ploy that is being pushed by women, particularly feminists.

    Women get a superiority kick out of blaming men. We gay and bisexual men are just as much their victims as are straight men.

  • AuntieChrist

    As a person living with HIV who was there on the front lines when it all started…I find certain comments by (he who must not be named) extremely offensive…I was THERE ASSHOLE when it was called (GRID) (sometimes informally called the gay plague) I witnessed first hand the devastation that it wrought…I washed the frail bodies of my fallen comrades when no one even wanted to be in the same room much less touch them…I watched helpless as no one cared to even try to help…Have you ever smelled death… Well I have MUTHER F**KER… Sweet wonderful talented men dying IN MY ARMS… I’m too upset to think right now…[email protected]#** *&%#@ #&*#@ @#$*& piece of @#&*

  • jimbryant

    What front line? You mean the self-inflicted front line of reckless anonymous sex in dark corners with one man after another? Spare me.

    Go away and get a brain. I have no time for the drug-taking perverts who engage in promiscuous sex in dark corners with men they’ve never met before. Front line, my foot.

  • KDub

    @jimbryant: Don’t waste your time. Personal accountability is like a foreign language to folks like Auntie.

  • AuntieChrist

    @KDub: @jimbryant: Du kan alle bare fuck off og dø. Vicious lille skide punk trolde. Du ved intet, du er noget. Spis lort og dø choker på din galde rådne i helvede.

  • iMort

    @jimbryant: I moved to San Francisco from the mid-west in 1982 and spent 11 years there. People contracted AIDS from the entire spectrum of slutty to innocent. I don’t know what happened in your life to make you so hard-hearted. Human suffering as the result of reckless behavior is still suffering and for those who helped out and comforted the dying, how they contracted the virus was irrelevant. The gay community really stepped up during this crisis and that response was the impetus for all the gains and respect we have made in the decades since.

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