Observing World AIDS Day

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday December 6, 2023
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Photo: John Ferrannini
Photo: John Ferrannini

Julia Ready wrote the name of her friend Michael Tyree in chalk on the sidewalk of Castro Street as part of Inscribe, a sidewalk art event to commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1. Inscribe is the brainchild of HIV activist George Kelly and is an opportunity for people to remember those who've been lost. Tyree "passed recently," Ready said.

"He survived AIDS and was so grateful to be alive," she added. "He gardened and worked with me."

Inscribe was just one of several events in the Bay Area commemorating the 35th annual World AIDS Day; another in Golden Gate Park featured HIV-positive Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, who was a guest of the National AIDS Memorial Grove's observance.

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