Although it is commonly thought that AIDS started out as a “gay problem,” the truth is that it was never a gay problem, it was and is a human problem. Anytime a disease wipes out our fellow human beings, no matter what their sexual orientation, we must all come together and be there for those affected. Thank God for the men and women who stepped up, fought their fear of an unknown, terrifying illness, and entered the trenches to help their fellow human beings. They are the unsung heroes of a horrible epidemic that is still with us today and they are a reminder to be there when you are needed.
Be the person who steps in and makes life easier for those in peril. None of us are immune and all of us need the compassion and love of those around us.