When the AIDS crisis hit, we were in this viral world where you didn't know left from right, up from down, anything. That time period was a lived experience for many in my generation, and has become a handed down experience for those younger LGBTQ+ individuals. Here we are in this place now, and for many of us who were alive during the AIDS crisis, COVID-19 is recapitulating a lot of intense feelings we experienced decades ago. This time provides an opportunity to connect to younger folks who are now experiencing those feelings associated with "virus" firsthand. It feels the perfect time to introduce this dialogue project to the LGBTQ+ community, and its allies, providing an opportunity for all to process what is happening to us now and what has happened to us then, and paving the way to build a bridge of understanding and empathy across lines of age, race, gender, and expression.
Stones to Rainbows/Gay to Queer Lives is a project of Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion.
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