News stories

• CBS This Morning (June 29, 2020) PRIDE Month Takes on New Meaning in 2020

• San Francisco Press (June 25, 200) Pandemic and Protest: How AIDS and LGBTQ Activism in the ’80s Informs the Present

• PBS Newshour (June 18, 2020) Mike Smith Gives His Brief But Spectactular Take on Turning Grief into Action

• NPRs The Kitchen Sisters (June 20, 2020) 95,000 NAMES: Gert McMullin, Sewing the Frontline

• City Metric (June 9, 2020) The Rare Challenge of Building a Pandemic Memorial

• KGO Channel 7 (May 2, 2020): Fear and Confusion: What we can Learn about the COVID-19 Pandemic from the 1980s AIDS crisis

• BBC (Mar 28, 2020) The “AIDS Quilt” that Showed the Scale of Suffering

• KQED Forum (April 10, 2020) Lessons from the AIDS Crisis for the Coronavirus Pandemic
John appeared on KQED Forum

• KTVU (April 10, 2020) Memorial Quilt Volunteers using Extra Fabric for Masks for Homeless

• HIVPlus Magazine (April 9, 2020) Fabric from AIDS Memorial Quilt will be Used to Make Face Masks

Positively Aware (May 14, 2020): Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award: ViiV partners with National AIDS Memorial to honor young “artivists”

San Francisco Chronicle (May 3, 2020): ‘Mother’ of AIDS Quilt Stitches Familiar Fabric for Coronavirus Masks

ABC 7 News (May 2, 2020): Fear and Confusion: What We Can Learn About the COVID-19 Pandemic From the 1980s AIDS Crisis

POZ Magazine (April 20, 2020): See Leftover Fabric From the AIDS Memorial Quilt Made Into Coronavirus Masks

People Magazine (April 9, 2020): Leftover Fabric from the AIDS Memorial Quilt Is Now Being Used to Make Coronavirus Masks

Bay Area Reporter (April 1, 2020): Best LGBTQ Fundraiser: Light in the Grove

San Francisco Chronicle (March 27, 2020): 1980s AIDS pandemic offers lessons for today’s coronavirus outbreak

POZ Magazine (March 13, 2020): Massive Display of AIDS Quilt in San Francisco to Be Rescheduled

San Francisco Chronicle (February 18, 2020): Largest display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in SF history to be unveiled this year

Bay Area Reporter (February 17, 2020): Giant AIDS quilt display set for April in SF’s Golden Gate Park

Bay Area Reporter (February 15, 2020): Online Extra: AIDS quilt begins to arrive in East Bay

University of Pittsburgh Pittwire Health (December 11, 2019): Pitt-Bradford Student Wins National AIDS Memorial Scholarship

The Advocate (December 1, 2019): The AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to San Francisco With New Purpose

The San Francisco Chronicle (November 27, 2019): AIDS Memorial Quilt panels arrive home in SF in time for World AIDS Day

The San Francisco Chronicle (November 21, 2019): Jack Porter, historian and keeper of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, dies at 81

The New York Times (November 20, 2019): AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return Home to San Francisco

KQED (May 2, 2019): How the AIDS Memorial Grove Became the True Heart of San Francisco

The Advocate (May 1, 2019): Disheartened? Look to the AIDS Crisis for Hope

POZ Magazine (April 1, 2019): Healing Through Remembrance

POZ Magazine (February 15, 2019): 10 Young HIV Leaders Receive Pedro Zamora Scholarships

Windy City Times (February 11, 2019): Chicagoan Among Pedro Zamora Scholarship Honorees

The Daily Californian (February 7, 2019): UC Berkeley Freshman Receives Scholarship for Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The Advocate (December 2018/January 2019): The Cast and Crew of The Real World: San Francisco Reunite to Keep Pedro Zamora’s Memory – and Life’s Work Around HIV – Continuing On

HIV Plus Magazine (December 1, 2018): World AIDS Day 2018: Meet the Future HIV Leaders

ABC7 News (December 1, 2018): World AIDS Day National Observance Coverage

KTVU-SF (FOX) News (December 1, 2018): World AIDS Day National Observance Coverage

San Francisco Chronicle (December 1, 2018): Hundreds Gather in Golden Gate Park Memorial Grove to Mark World AIDS Day

San Francisco Bay Times (November 29 – December 5, 2018): Artists Portal Added to the National AIDS Memorial

SF Weekly (September 20, 2018): Volunteering at the National AIDS Memorial Grove

The Rainbow Times (September 6, 2018): Positive Thoughts: Passing the Torch – Pedro Zamora’s Impact

The Frisc (September 4, 2018): San Francisco’s Secret Paradise

San Francisco Bay Times (August 8, 2018): Performing Arts Portal Planned for the National AIDS Memorial Grove

Bay Area Reporter (May 30, 2018): AIDS Museum in Visionary Stage

SF Examiner (April 29, 2018): Heroic in the Face of Stigma

Look To The Stars (December 4, 2017): Bill Clinton Honored By National AIDS Memorial On World AIDS Day

Advocate (December 2, 2017): Bill Clinton on World AIDS Day: “Don’t Lose Heart”

Curbed San Francisco (December 1, 2017): Scenes From the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park

SFGate (September 16, 2017): AIDS Grove Dedicates New Section to Hemophiliacs Killed by the Disease

ABC7News (August 17, 2017): Memorial for Hemophilia Victims to Go Up in AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park

PR Newswire (June 17, 2017): National AIDS Memorial Honors Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for Three Decades of Courageous Leadership in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

SFist (March 14, 2017): An AIDS Museum? National AIDS Memorial Grove Staff Explores Possibility

The New York Times (March 13, 2017): An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, But The Timing Is Right

Miami Herald (April 14, 2016): Pedro Zamora Scholarship Honors Miami AIDS Activist Who Died at 22

SFGate (December 1, 2015): Levi’s Head, Leather Group Honored on World AIDS Day

press releases

Press Release (June 23, 2020): Vivent Health Announces Partnership with National AIDS Memorial to raise awareness about the history and current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Press Release (May 28, 2020): National AIDS Memorial to Award 10 Scholarships to Support Students Pursuing Careers and Community Work in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Press Release (May 26, 2020): National AIDS Memorial and ViiV Healthcare Create Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award to Support Young Artist-Activists Committed to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Press Release (February 18, 2020): National Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration to Include Largest Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Francisco History [PDF]

Press Release (November 30, 2019): National National AIDS Memorial Welcomes First Panels of the AIDS Quilt Home to San Francisco During World AIDS Day Observances; Honors Leaders in the HIV-AIDS Movement Committed to Helping End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic [PDF]

Press Release (November 27, 2019): National National AIDS Memorial Receives $2.4 Million Donation From Gilead Sciences to Support the AIDS Memorial Quilt as It Moves Home to San Francisco

Press Release (November 20, 2019): The AIDS Memorial Quilt Moving to San Francisco under the Stewardship of the National AIDS Memorial; Library of Congress to Preserve Quilt’s Vast Archival Collections [PDF]

Press Release (October 24, 2019): National AIDS Memorial Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to Young Leaders Committed to Helping End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic [PDF]

Press Release (February 4, 2019): National AIDS Memorial Grove Announces 2018 Recipients of Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship [PDF]

Press Release (December 1, 2018): HIV Story Project Merges With National AIDS Memorial to Bolster Mission to Tell the Story of HIV/AIDS [PDF]

Press Release (November 13, 2017): President Bill Clinton to Deliver Keynote Address at National AIDS Memorial for World AIDS Day Commemoration [PDF]

Press Release (October 21, 2017): National AIDS Memorial Receives $100,000 Grant from Quest Diagnostics to Bolster Community Volunteer Workdays [PDF]

Press Release (September 16, 2017): Hundreds Gather at National AIDS Memorial to Dedicate Newly Built Hemophilia Memorial Circle to Honor Lives Lost in Early Days of AIDS Epidemic [PDF]

Press Release (June 17, 2017): National AIDS Memorial Honors Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for Three Decades of Courageous Leadership in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS [PDF]

Press Release (April 10, 2017): National AIDS Memorial Helps Foster the Next Generation of HIV/AIDS Leaders through Pedro Zemora Young Leaders Scholarship Program [PDF]

Press Release (November 10, 2016): National AIDS Memorial Announces $50,000 in Scholarships to Help Educate the Next Generation of Leaders to Fight HIV/AIDS [PDF]

Press Release (September 17, 2016): National AIDS Memorial Commemorates 25 Years Of Remembrance, Healing And Hope With Ceremony Honoring Long-Time Supporters [PDF]

Press Release (March 30, 2016): Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Semester Scholarship Awards [PDF]

Press Release (January 13, 2016): National AIDS Memorial Grove Announces Recipients of 2015 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship [PDF]

Press Release (November 30 & December 1, 2015): SURVIVING VOICES: ENDURING STORIES OF HOPE: National AIDS Memorial Grove Observes World AIDS Day with Events that Inspire Remembrance, Healing and Unrelenting Hope for the Future [PDF]

Press Release (November 26, 2014): THE STORY WILL BE KNOWN BY FUTURE GENERATIONS: National AIDS Memorial Grove Observes World AIDS Day by Sharing Touching Stories Left at the Grove through the Years that Pay Tribute to Lost Friends and Loved Ones [PDF]

Press Release (August 15, 2014): National AIDS Memorial Scholarship Program Named In Honor Of AIDS Educator, Activist and Reality TV Pioneer Pedro Zamora [PDF]

"I’m grateful for all the people who did things when no one was listening, when no one else was around.  The fight to bend the arc toward justice began here in San Francisco. So many were suffering, so many were dying, and ordinary people were coming together here. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

— Former President Bill Clinton, speaking on World AIDS DAY 2017

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