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Paying tribute to those lost to AIDS

by BAR staff

Photo: Steven Underhill
Photo: Steven Underhill  

A smaller crowd than usual gathered at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park November 30 for Light in the Grove. Held on the eve of World AIDS Day, the event was a benefit for the grove and paid tribute to those lost to HIV/AIDS over the last 40 years. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the grove, a living memorial and the nation's federally designated memorial to AIDS. Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is now overseen by the grove, were displayed in lighted cases, as seen at left, and there was a short program featuring remarks by grove CEO John Cunningham, gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, and other officials.

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