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12/01/2006

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by Jeremy Hooper

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Imagine waking up to this. For those of us who were still pooping our diapers or were simply nonexistent on this July of '81 day, it's hard to even comprehend how frightening the early days of the epidemic must've been. No matter how many "President To Push For Federal Marriage Amendment" headlines to which we've been exposed in our gay lifetime, they still don't compare to words declaring that some sort of a fatal disease is all of a sudden popping up in your community.

On this World AIDS Day, let's not forget the queer forefathers who were faced with a burden so mind-blowingly terrifying, it would've crushed a lesser group of individuals. Let's not forget the courage they showed as they fought to raise awareness and fight stigma. Let's remember those who were lost in the battle, many of whom might've been saved if only those with the power to stem the tide of the plague would've given a damn!

But most importantly, let's not forget that the battle is far from over. AIDS is celebrating its 25th birthday. Let's vow to do whatever we can to ensure it never gets to see the 30th birthday that it robbed from so many.

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