I saw AIDS destroy people, families and communities. I could have been dragged into that. I'm grateful for the gutsy, fearless queers and freaks and rebels and outsiders who said, Fuck This!
We will fight the assholes and take care of our own.
Yes, I was damaged, but I was put back together again.
I don't know how I'll weather through this pandemic. However, there's a part of me that feels strong, skilled because of what AIDS had done to me.
I learned to be here...for me, for you. For us.