This will be my second year riding to end HIV/AIDS with AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile ride from SF to LA produced by and benefitting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Before my late exit from the closet in 2015, I knew little to nothing about the history of the AIDS crisis. Since then, I’ve been humbled to learn about the stories of those who came before me who fought for AIDS research, advocacy and activism. The history of the AIDS crisis is a tragic one, but it also highlights the strength, resilience and connectedness of the LGBTQ community.
As a major facet of the gay identity, I’m baffled to this day that the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS is not general knowledge. It’s evident when medical professionals are unfamiliar with the preventative breakthrough of PrEP/Truvada or when peers and allies stigmatize HIV. I’m so proud to Ride to End AIDS in honor and support of the brave men (and women!) who emerged as heroes in the face of overwhelming tragedy.
Help support AIDS/LifeCycle in raising awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and providing services to those affected by HIV/AIDS!