Elizabeth Taylor will be remembered for many things: a great actress, a stunning beauty, a huge supporter of marriage rights, and an unflinching pioneer who raised money and awareness of HIV/AIDS. And I have some personal memories.
Listen to Maria Mejia, and the many other women with HIV for whom she speaks: Do yourself, your partner, and the community a service. Get tested, know your status and help create a more compassionate world free of ignorance.
Alberto Cortes, executive director of Mama’s Kitchen, spoke with Jason Austell of NBC San Diego about the event, which will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at True North Tavern, 3815 30th St. in North Park.
The Mr. Gay World 2011 is being held just as the Department of Health has released a report listing the Philippines as among seven countries with increasing HIV/AIDS infections, with a 38-percent increase in cases in December alone.
Even though Benny has been an gay activist for his whole adult life, HIV/AIDS was a constant cloud floating around his head and his heart until just a few years ago, in large part due to the teachings of his youth. He now stands strong in the fight for greater awareness and against the social stigmas that stifled him for years.