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.
STORIES from Artists: Tim Murphy
FAM Board Member Abdi Nazemian interviews author and journalist Tim Murphy about the ways in which he grapples with HIV/AIDS in his work. Learn more.
Park Area Prepared in June 2021 for AIDS Monument
Progress in the site preparation of West Hollywood Park. Learn more.
Message from the Board Chair 2021 Q1
As we enter 2021 with renewed optimism and with an end in sight for the global pandemic, the Foundation for The AIDS Monument (“FAM”) wishes you a Happy New Year and thanks you for your past support. Learn more.
Monument Funding Agreement Reached with the City of WEHO
We are pleased to announce that on November 16, 2020, FAM entered into a revised agreement with the City of West Hollywood. Installation of the Monument is currently anticipated to occur by December 2022. Learn more.
The “Digital Monument”
Now that FAM’s capital campaign for the physical monument is complete, FAM can focus on fundraising and producing what we call our “Digital Monument.” Learn more.
“HEAR our STORIES” Attracts Award-Winning Talent
HEAR our STORIES, FAM’s new audio recordings project, in partnership with @TheAIDSMemorial on Instagram, features people telling stories in their own words. Learn more.