Have we learned nothing? Have we not endured enough? Are we really saying to people living with AIDS today, “Hey, we’ve already done enough?” It was true way back when and it is true today. Silence equals death.
So today, as we observe World AIDS Day, it is painful to watch the divide grow even larger in the LGBT community. But there is always hope. Hope that a new generation steps up to the plate and hits a grand slam for LGBT equality.
An estimated 500 people in San Diego who are living with HIV or AIDS are also homeless, an alarming statistic that shames America's Finest City. And with a slumping economy and high unemployment, the number of homeless people continues to grow.
An April 30 sidewalk sale is a first step to generate money for Being Alive San Diego, Special Delivery, Stepping Stone and Townspeople since government funding has been cut, which threatens the important services that these organizations provide.