AIDSwalk NYC 2013 has been successfully completed! The crowd was awesome and the rain felt kind of fitting in light of the bias based violence that has shook our otherwise tolerant city. From 8:30 - 2:30 we walked in the rain with over 30,000 other people (which is roughly 1/7th the number of New Yorker’s who have died of AIDS). Once all of our donations get in it looks like we will have raised about $4,000, but, the money was not the most important part. The most important part was the message we all sent. The crowd was an accurate representation of NYC’s diversity and the numbers were substantial. The bodies marching on regardless of weather, hopefully, in some small way, shows the world that this is not an issue that should be guided by big pharma companies, this is an issue that effects everyone and as such, should have a solution that is available to everyone. We have this virus on the ropes but we can’t back off. Thank you so much to everyone involved, everyone on our team, everyone who donated. Each in your own way’s you stood up and said loud and clear that you cared and that you wanted to be counted as such. We are very much looking forward to next years walk and one day explaining to our daughter that AIDS was not always just like diabetes
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to meet so many wonderful people and share with them the passion that is our work all while doing our part to create a healthy, sex positive world. In this message, however, it is not us who will be sharing, we ask that it be you. Sunday, May 19th we will be participating in the NYC AIDS Walk as the team “Constance & Eric”. For us, the AIDS crisis came about at an age when we were just beginning to develop our sexuality. It affected family, friends, and the very fabric of our societies’ sexual landscape, eventually leaving no facet of humankind untouched. Ours was the first generation to not know what it was like to live from under the shadow of this virus but today we look at our daughter and realize that her generation has a very real chance of dancing in the sun again. That she will regard AIDS no different than diabetes is not a mere possibility, it is actually happening NOW. These are very, very exciting times we are living in. Research, medicines, treatments, outreach, are just a few of the weapons that have been used to successfully fight. Today we ask you to keep this cause armed and more powerful than ever. Please, visit our page on the AIDSwalk NYC site —-http://awny2013.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1052727&lis=1&kntae1052727=5D3DEF555AA74A93858C6FF49BDA067E&team=5485175&tlteam=0—- and consider a donation, or even better, join our team and walk alongside us and thousands of others giving their support. There are some great gift prints and even studio time that we are offering to show our deep gratitude for all the help we get.
Thank you so much for your time and please realize, we are ALL making a difference.
Constance & Eric
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat oysters?
Antoninus: When I have them master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat snails?
Antoninus: No master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you consider the eating oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?
Antoninus: No master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Of course not. It is all a matter of taste, isin’t it?
Antoninus: Yes master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: And taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals
Antoninus: It could be argued so master.
Much love to all the lovers, jilted, lonely, satisfied, couples, threesomes, moresomes, and everything/everyone in between. Remember, love becomes what you make of it with the effort you put into it, so make sure to make it the very best that you can, after all, you deserve it.
Love, your favorite Valentines,