Two days ago I impromptuly signed up for a 5k for Triad Health Project two days from now thanks to the cultural committee at my dayjob. It’s for Ron Johnson Red Ribbon Week, and ending HIV. This issue has been important to me since my teenage years (thanks, RENT), but it wasn’t ‘til college that I learned just how messed up our government’s reaction was to the original crisis.
I’ll spare you the soapbox, but if you’ve got anything to spare on this World AIDS Day, you can donate here. If you don’t have anything to spare (trust me, I don’t usually either, it’s cool), and you don’t already, please follow The AIDS Memorial on Instagram for stories of the lost generation and others affected.