This Delight Month, we bear in mind how simply 35 years in the past, America was in the course of one other public well being disaster — one which disproportionately affected homosexual males, in addition to communities of coloration.
However the tragedy of the HIV/AIDS epidemic additionally produced one exceptional piece of artwork that first captured the world’s consideration in 1987.
We’re speaking a few quilt product of items despatched by individuals throughout america, every naming a sufferer of the lethal illness. It initially spanned a soccer subject, however now covers 1.3 million sq. toes.
For a lot of, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has served because the memorial service they by no means had. Earlier in June, a giant chunk was unveiled to mark the anniversary in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
This video is a part of an upcoming episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer.