Remember the mission? Literature. For whom? Readers. To make? A living.
All of us—yes, all of us, nobody gets away—need to be more careful of how we say things.
Not just because we’re writers, for God’s sake, and don’t you think we should know how to speak accurately? But also because we set off firefights each time we torch the strung-out, exhausted Kindling of the industry! the industry! with mis-phrased, over-heated, and usually ill-researched accusations.
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It’s been likened to a plague, but AIDS was never just a health crisis. The second of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, revisits a time when people with AIDS were also targets of bigotry and discrimination. In stories about Ryan White, ACT UP, the Names Project, red ribbons and more, you’ll learn why friends made all the difference: not just caregiving or memorializing, but changing the way society confronts the medical establishment and government to demand action.