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Terry Angel Mason Discusses the Church and HIV Stigma

December 1st, WORLD AIDS DAY

In 1993, almost 20 years ago, I was 11 years old when I saw the movie “Philadelphia” with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington

I remember loving the music of Bruce Springsteen in that amazing movie.

I was a child and this movie stayed one of my favorite film, one of these movies I will never forget and will follow me all my life.

I didn’t know what was “coming out” at this point but I guess that was my first contact with this concept :

- First, being ashamed of revealing something about yourself since it’s not conventional

- Second, stoping hidding/being ashamed and starting to tell the truth, accepting who you are and share it around you

- Third, being rejecting by some people and fighting for your rights

I think I was impressed by this movie and it’s aShare on Facebook