Jason, 26 and Emily, 25: “ACT UP is important because we’re not government funded, we don’t take money that limits us from taking action, and so we fill a hole that other people don’t get to fill. We still exist 31 years later to remind people that we are not memorializing AIDS work and that we still exist in an HIV movement and there is still work to be done.”
Photo by Mayan Toledano for W Magazine.
Emmie, 20: “I’m marching to get a greater sense of connection with my community.”
Magdelynn, 18: “I was forcefully closeted and raised very religiously and I’m marching because I want people to know that you can be religious and out.” Photo by Mayan Toledano for W Magazine.
Susan Lee and Gela: “We are in 70 cities across the USA and Canada, and we sing social justice songs at all kinds of demonstrations. We give people hope.” Photo by Mayan Toledano for W Magazine.