Monday, December 5, 2011

The long and winding road...

... and it's little treasures along the way

I support Jonah Mowry too

This is what it's all about. reaching out to someone. Knowing you're 
not alone is what makes ALL the difference. We all have a
million reasons to be here, we just don't know it yet. 

Jonah Mowry: this is his story, and how he reached out to many...

And he got a million hugs back... and so much more

 Full posts via WickedGayBlog, found HERE and HERE

Jonah Mowry, we've all got your back. I've got your back

Friday, December 2, 2011

1 December : world AIDS day...

...and what it means. I couldn't fit in a photo shoot for this day, but I wanted 
to post about this, as this day is about awareness of this virus and the
dangers, and consequences are of the disease. 

Found this photo on google search, found it striking and beautiful, simplistic
in it's meaning. 

The following information was subtracted from wikipedia.

The red ribbon, as an awareness ribbon colored red, has several different meanings in different contexts. Foremost, it is the symbol of solidarity of people living with HIV/AIDS.

AIDS awareness origin

The Red Ribbon Project was created by the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991.:
  1. Remain anonymous as individuals and to credit the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus as a whole in the creation of the Red Ribbon Project, and not to list any individual as the creator of the Red Ribbon Project;
  2. Keep the image copyright free, so that no individual or organization would profit from the use of the red ribbon;
  3. The Red Ribbon should be used as a consciousness raising symbol, not as a commercial or trademark tool.
The artists who formed the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus wished to create a visual symbol to demonstrate compassion for people living with AIDS and their caregivers. Inspired by the yellow ribbons honoring American soldiers serving in the Gulf war, the color red was chosen for its, "connection to blood and the idea of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine." First worn publicly by Jeremy Irons at the 1991 Tony Awards,[2] the ribbon soon became renowned as an international symbol of AIDS awareness, becoming a politically correct fashion accessory on the lapels of celebrities. At the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert held at Wembley Stadium, London on Easter Sunday 1992, more than 100,000 red ribbons were distributed among the audience, with performers such as George Michael wearing one.[3][4] The Red Ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the fight to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS and in the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research.