‘Trace’ Prototype Displayed at 2021 World AIDS Day event
From the 4Q 2021 Newsletter: The Monument will include more than 200 of these Traces, which will tower above us at a height of 15 feet. The bronze surface of the Traces will have a variable, organic quality, and each Trace will have a slightly different color. Learn more.
Initiative for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
Dr. Hardy's column from the 3Q 2021 Newsletter Learn more.
Dante Alencastre Interview
From the 3Q 2021 Newsletter: 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
From the 3Q 2021 Newsletter: 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.
Groundbreaking for STORIES: The AIDS Monument in West Hollywood Park
From the 3Q 2021 Newsletter: FAM hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for STORIES: The AIDS Monument in West Hollywood Park. Learn more.
Message from the Board Chair 2021 Q2
FAM Board Chair Irwin Rappaport looks towards the second quarter of 2021. Learn more.
Park Area Prepared in June 2021 for AIDS Monument
Progress in the site preparation of West Hollywood Park. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Officers and Board Members for 2021
In our last Board of Directors meeting for the year 2020, FAM elected a new slate of officers. 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.
COVID-19 and People Living with HIV
Phyisican and Board Member W. David Hardy, MD answers Frequently Asked Questions about the interaction between HIV and COVID-19. Learn more.
Photo20 Auction Raises Significant Funds
After many years of successful in-person photo auctions, FAM pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to an online auction event for Photo20 and collected nearly $45,000 in net income. Learn more.
Spotlight: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The pandemic and the shutdown of Broadway shows hasn’t stopped one of FAM’s major donors, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), from raising and donating record-setting amounts of money or producing most of its signature events online. Learn more.
AIDS Quilt Panels Exhibited on World AIDS Day
The National AIDS Memorial Grove marked World AIDS Day with a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that featured more than 10,000 panels, chosen by partners that included STORIES: The AIDS Monument. Learn more.