Tag Archives: AIDS Quilt

NEW YORK CITY: 2000 AIDS Quilt Panels To Be Displayed August 11th & 12th

Via press release: The AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to New York City for a two-day public display, featuring 260 12-foot-by-12-foot sections of this internationally celebrated, handmade tapestry. Presented as a gift to the city by Kiehl’s Since 1851, the Governor’s Island display will begin with a special opening ceremony/press opportunity at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11. This opening dedication ...

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Kickstarter For AIDS Quilt Documentary

From the website for The Last One: Now more than 50 miles long were it to be laid out end-to-end, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is too large to display in any one location. Yet, even at this size, it does not begin to reflect the number of people who have succumbed to the pandemic. As the film traces The Quilt’s ...

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20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I joined hundreds of thousands of LGBT Americans for the 1993 March On Washington, the event that changed me forever, turning me from a stereotypical early 30s clubbing-crazed party boy/casual activist into whatever it is I am today. While South Beach certainly had no shortage of gay mega-clubs at the time, I’d never been in such ...

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At The 1996 AIDS March In DC

I was going through my ex’s photo albums here in Fort Lauderdale last night and found this shot I took at the 1996 National AIDS Candlelight March in Washington DC.  That’s NAMES Project founder Cleve Jones near the center, with Judith Light to his left.  Further to the right in the grey jacket is Betty Buckley.  On the far left ...

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Photo Of The Day

Via the White House.

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WASHINGTON: Continental Staffers Honored At Dulles AIDS Quilt Display

The travel blog Jaunted was moved to tears. Ever just started crying in an airport? Until this week, we’d have answered “no”—and even this week, it wasn’t anything to do with our flight. No, it was the sheer power of the blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt currently on display at Washington Dulles, and in particular this block, “Sewn with ...

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AIDS Quilt Returns To DC

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The AIDS Quilt Needs Volunteers

The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the nation’s capital this summer. And they need your help.

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Smithsonian AIDS Quilt Exhibit

Panels from the NAMES Project will be on display as part of this summer’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Washington DC’s National Mall. The exhibit runs June 27th to July 1st and July 1st thru July 4th. When last measured, the AIDS Quilt weighed 54 tons in its entirety. It’s the largest piece of community folk art in the world. Bring ...

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The AIDS Quilt: 25 Years Later

Video by Sean Chapin.

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The Handmaiden Of The Quilt

Gentle readers, with the author’s permission, I am posting a late comment to last month’s post regarding the NY Times article about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Gert McMullin is the “Handmaiden Of The Quilt”, the person directly responsible for its maintenance, repair, and upkeep. Here’s her beautiful and touching message: Joe, the following is in response to some of your ...

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A Response From The AIDS Quilt Director

Last weekend, my houseguest was my former boss, Jerry Suarez, his visit coincidentally beginning just a couple of days after I’d blogged about him in my post regarding the New York Times article about the AIDS Quilt. Jerry has been associated with the Quilt for almost 20 years now, starting in Miami as a panel maker for his father and ...

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