Our New Website is Ready!
FAM’s re-designed website is up and running at www.aidsmonument.org. Take a look! Learn more.
FAM Grows its Social Media Presence
On September 7, FAM released its first story from the Hear Our STORIES project on social media. So far, the story about disco, funk and R&B singer Sylvester, told by award-winning actor/singer Billy Porter, has over 1,750 views! Learn more.
Dante Alencastre Interview
FAM Board Member Sherri Lewis interviews the director about the beloved subject of his new documentary, "AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman." Learn more.
In Appreciation: Archbishop Carl Bean
History has rarely shown us such a figure: an Archbishop who also served as a gospel and disco singer, who gave our communities an anthem that truly celebrated who we are. Learn more.
STORIES From Artists: Camryn Garrett
"I think the role of art is to reflect the truth, both for those who are living through the crises and those who aren't here yet." Learn more.
Initiative for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
FAM Board Member W. David Hardy, M.D., describes the ambitious federal plan that aims to reduce the number of new people diagnosed with HIV to 9,588 by 2025 and to 3,000 by 2030. Learn more.
Groundbreaking for STORIES: The AIDS Monument in West Hollywood Park
FAM was proud to commemorate, on June 5, 2021, the 40th anniversary of the CDC’s first report related to AIDS, and to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking for STORIES: The AIDS Monument in West Hollywood Park. Our illustrious group of speakers included Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Sharon Stone, George Takei, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Jeanne White-Ginder (Ryan White’s mother) and Marianne Williamson. Click to watch the coverage. Learn more.
Message from the Board Chair 2021 Q2
FAM Board Chair Irwin Rappaport looks towards the second quarter of 2021. Learn more.
SPOTLIGHT: Ruth Tittle, Loyd Tittle & Capitol Drugs
Ruth Tittle was a founding Board member for the Foundation for the AIDS Monument, and served as Board Secretary for many years. She also served for many years as a board member and officer of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Ruth received a Rainbow Key Award from the City of West Hollywood in recognition of her distinguished life of service. Learn more.
Four Decades of HIV Research Allows Faster Response to COVID Pandemic
FAM board member and physician W. David Hardy, M.D. reveals the part HIV research played in the medical community's response to COVID-19. Learn more.
Remembering Ivy Bottini: 1926-2021
West Hollywood Councilmember John Erickson remembers West Hollywood activist Ivy Bottini, co-founder of the Coalition for Human Rights, AIDS Network LA, and AIDS Project Los Angeles (now APLA Health). Learn more.