December 1st, WORLD AIDS DAY
Posted on November 30, 2012 by Comingout coil
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 a master piece for me because it was about justice and equity and fighting unfairness
I had tears in my eyes watching this trailer thinking that it has been done 20 years ago and AIDS is still killing people and there is still discrimination and stigmas.
It’s a disease of the human immune system. All your defense system is destroyed
You become more and more vulnerable and still people dare to discriminate you.
“AIDS Patients Face Discrimination, Rejection at China Hospitals”
“Je m’appelle Marc, j’ai 27 ans, j’ai appris ma séropositivité il y a deux mois”
Discussing the Church and HIV Stigma with Terry Angel Mason
“HIV זה לא מה שיהרוג אותי”
We still fighting so many unfairness in the world like gay marriage as if some people have rights than others don’t.
At this period, I remember that there was a lot of advertising about AIDS ( in French SIDA, Syndrome Immuno-Déficitaire Acquis) , about using cundoms, the ribbons were everywhere… I didn’t really understood what all that meant and then it kind of disappeared from the medias, advertising as if the disease disappeared.
Unfortunatly not and we have to remember it not only one day a year.