We have a long way to go.
We've come a long way already.
In our culture that dwells in the now and the future, we tend to forget about the past and where we've been. Forty-four years ago, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, a number of spontaneous and violent demonstrations erupted between the nascent queer community and the New York City Police Department.
HIV has decimated our community of elders. There are few here now that hold memories of what came before. We shouldn't forget the sacrifices these brave men and women made for us all.