Since it’s the beginning of the 19th Annual International AIDS Conference, being held for the first time in the U.S., let us remember all of the lesbianas, BiMujeres, and queer chicas who took, and still take, care of the many gay/bi/queer hombres and trans women when the epidemic hit and we were dying so quickly and often. Their labor, kindness, and love rarely gets recognized and honored. So, on this day I want to say gracias for everything you have done and continue to do! Let us never forget the memories of those who have passed and those who helped us when we needed it the most!!!
One of these mujeres is Carmen Vázquez, who is a lesbiana feminista activist who has worked tirelessly for decades to realize justice and freedom for all of our communities. She is currenttly is the coordinator of the LGBT Health & Human Services Unit for the New York State AIDS Institute.
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