A 12 x 12 foot section of the AIDS Quilt was unveiled at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on July 13 to celebrate the July 16th San Francisco AIDS Walk. It currently hangs in the lobby of Building 5 at the hospital. I had the honor of seeing it today. Artist and Activist Keith Haring is one of the more high-profile victims of the AIDS virus. The Haring memorial square depicts two (2) pink triangles; a remembrance of the shame & vilification Nazi Germany forced upon homosexuals during the Holocaust. Today those pink triangles are a sign of pride by the gay community. The other memorial squares are also very worthy of note. From simple to elaborate, the art work seeks to assuage the pain of lives lost. The AIDS Memorial was lovingly created in memory of loved ones whose lives were tragically lost during the height of the epidemic. There is reference to Ryan White, a young boy who bravely fought AIDS discrimination against an Indiana school district when they refused to re-admit him following an AIDS diagnosis after a blood transfusion. One square in memory of a Jewish AIDS victim gives his year of death (1989) as 5749; according to the Jewish calendar. A female victim of AIDS, Ann Murray, is also acknowledged. There still is no cure for HIV/AIDS virus. Medical science has come a long way but the battle is not yet won. The AIDSWalk continues to raise needed funds for research & treatment. #AIDS#AidsQuilt#Quilt#HIV#Zuckerberg#SanFranciscoGeneralHospital#ZuckerbergSFGeneral#AidsWalk2017#sfaidswalk2017#SFAIDSWalk#KeithHaring#PinkTriangles#LGBTQ#Rainbow#Gay#GayPride#Pride#pride🌈#RyanWhite#EltonJohn#EltonJohnAIDSFoundation#ward86#aidsmemorial#memorial#ZSFGH#ZSFG#NamesProject#rainbow#rememberance
#Repost from @castlegalleries with @regram.app ... ‘Music Man’ by @romerobritto was painted as a tribute to Elton John for his 70th birthday, and is now available as a limited edition of only 50, all proceeds being donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation @ejaf Please contact your local gallery for more information.
‘Music Man’ by @romerobritto was painted as a tribute to Elton John for his 70th birthday, and is now available as a limited edition of only 50, all proceeds being donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation @ejaf Please contact your local gallery for more information.