Queer Power/Pride vs. Homophobia I came across this sad, laughably-small contingent of homophobic ranters during the weekend in Washington DC. I don’t remember if they were solely protesting the Quilt, or gays/sodomites in general. But even with their megaphone and placards, no one seemed to pay much attention to them.
Considered one of the largest pieces of community-crafted folk art in the world, the 25-year-old NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt would cover 1.3 million square feet if rolled out today. With nearly 50,000 panels accumulated in its 25-year history, clocking in at around 54 tons…
Now too large to displayed fully in one location a digital rendering of the entire quilt can be viewed online.
Trailer for the upcoming feature-length documentary.
A group of AIDS activists march in front of Oakland City Hall. April 1, 1989. Michael Macor, photographer. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Oakland Museum of California. The Oakland Tribune Collection. Gift of ANG Newspapers.
ACT UP/LA protest Hollywood homophobia and AIDS-phobia at the Academy Awards