World AIDS Day, a day of remembrance of those lost to the disease and a day to educate those who are at risk. This year's World AIDS Days is taking place in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of the emergence of this terrible plague which devastated gay men in the 1980s, specifically here in New York.
As part of this anniversary, I have been writing a series of profiles in courage about people who have been living with HIV since that decade. These first person accounts are being posted on Queerty; so far, two have gone up with more to come later this month. You can read the remarkable story today of Lee Raines, who joined an ACT-UP demo the day after his diagnosis in 1989.