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Maitri mural unveiled

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

Artist Serge Gay Jr. spoke about his new mural "Never Alone" on the wall of Maitri Compassionate Care hospice at 401 Duboce Avenue in San Francisco's Duboce Triangle neighborhood during its formal unveiling April 18. Gay, who is a gay man, previously told the Bay Area Reporter> that the mural includes "a lot of symbols of people who have died from AIDS and HIV and what has happened, and is still happening." For example, people in red symbolize those lost to AIDS. A lotus flower symbolizes life and rebirth. Animals symbolize both caregivers and companions, and are a reminder of nearby Duboce Park, which is a favorite spot for dogs and their owners. It's the third mural in the LGBTQ Castro district that addresses the AIDS epidemic.


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