Ce compte Instagram rend un hommage très émouvant aux disparus du sida
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Ce compte Instagram rend un hommage très émouvant aux disparus du sida


Les réseaux sociaux ne sont pas que torses imberbes et selfies narcissiques… Ce compte Instagram nous rappelle qu’ils peuvent parfois aussi être envahis par des créateurs magiques ou ce genre de projets émouvants… et utiles.

Fidèle à la devise d’Act Up qui rappelle depuis des années que « Silence = Mort », ce compte Instagram donne à voir des portraits intimes, souriants, teGreg Louganis, la star olympique de natation, rriblement vivants de personnes disparues du Sida.

Clark Tippet, un danseur étoile de l’American Ballet Theater ou le chanteur-perfomer Klaus Nomi pour les plus connus… Ils se prénomment aussi Craig, Zora, Barry, etc… pour des anonymes qui ne le sont plus grâce à ce « mémorial virtuel ».

Car se souvenir des personnes parties trop tôt, c’est à la fois se rendre compte de la perte immense des talents et des personnalités qui nous manquent, c’est se souvenir de notre histoire commune face au sida, et se rendre compte du chemin parcouru, dans les traitements et la qualité de vie retrouvée pour de nombreuses personnes séropositives. Ne pas oublier…

Le profil a été lancé en mars dernier par Stuart, 42 ans, qui vit en Écosse :

« L’histoire des homosexuels, de l’émergence du sida dans les années 1980 et de ceux qui en sont morts me semblent avoir été oubliés à mon avis. Personne ne parle de ceux qui ne sont plus là. Les personnes plus âgées ne veulent pas trop en parler car c’était déjà assez difficile à traverser, et la jeune génération ne veut pas en savoir plus. Alors j’ai pensé qu’il était temps de faire quelque chose. Et cette page Instagram m’a prouvé que c’était faux, ce qui est merveilleux. C’était le moyen idéal pour documenter la vie de ceux qui sont morts. Je veux juste que plus de gens écoutent les histoires et se souviennent » a-t-il expliqué au site GSN.

 

#DennisPosa, aka #DennisParker, better known by his performance name of #WadeNichols (October 28, 1946 – January 28, 1985) was an actor and singer who started his career in adult film. Nichols was born in #Manhattan, #NewYork and raised in #Freeport, New York. He attended the #PhiladelphiaMuseumCollegeofArt, studying Pottery and Design. While attending, he won a role in a touring company production of #TheTrojanWomen. He later attended #NewYorkUniversity and the #HerbertBerghof Studio, where he studied Acting. Nichols' first feature film role was in gay adult film but appeared mostly in straight adult films such as #BarbaraBroadcast. Posa was credited as Wade Nichols in most of the adult films in which he appeared. In 1979, using the name Dennis Parker, he recorded a disco album on #CasablancaRecords entitled #LikeanEagle. The album was produced by #VillagePeople creator/producer #JacquesMorali. He also toured Europe to promote the album. He later appeared in the French film Monique that same year, with Like an Eagle being used as it's theme song. The title track was released as a single and appears on the box set The Casablanca Records Story (1994). Posa (still as Dennis Parker) joined the cast of the soap opera #TheEdgeofNight in 1979, as Police Chief #DerekMallory. Seriously ill by October 1984, Posa was unable to continue working on The Edge of Night, and his character was written out of the show. The show was cancelled months later. Nichols died January 28, 1985. In a tribute to Posa in a 1985 issue of #SoapOperaDigest, fellow Edge of Night actor #ErnieTownsend wrote, "He died in early January after a long and painful illness that took away a talent in its prime." An obituary released in Virginia stated that he died after a "brief illness, survived by his mother, brother, and partner." #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids

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#Repost @katherinezitterbart ・・・ #TBT Sunday dinner with our dear friend Joel. My twin brother and I were freshmen in high school, IIRC. Joel lived with us after his family #disowned him when he #cameout as #gay. He was the first person I saw deteriorate and die due to complications of #HIV #AIDS. Seeing his emotional suffering at the hand of his family, and the impact of witnessing his decline, are two factors that influenced me towards #activism around #humanrights. This was decades before we had acronyms like #lgbtq. I consider myself #queer, though my strong tendency is to partner with men. If you are curious about what life was like during the #AIDSCrisis, why I identify as I do.. if you need someone to talk to. I'm here. …….. ……… I SEE YOU ……. ……. #kayteezee #lovealwayslove ….. ….. @the_aids_memorial @lgbt_history @humansofsquirrelhill @humanrightscampaign #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #endaids #neverforget

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#BertMichaelHunter (April 15, 1958 – January 23, 2001), born on April 15, 1958, in #HellsKitchen, NY, and raised in #SpanishHarlem, NY. He was an educator, cultural activist and journal editor who died of #AIDS on January 23, 2001, in #CentralHarlem, #NewYork City. To activists, he was Bert, the strong-headed leader of African American advocates who founded three generation-shaping #NewYork groups: #GayMen of #AfricanDescent, the #AudreLorde Project and Other Countries. "He put his money and his body where his mouth was, " said friend and fellow veteran, Colin Robinson. In literary circles, he was known as B. Michael Hunter, the prolific author who wrote about his experiences growing up gay in the ghetto. He also edited the award-winning Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS. To his family, he was simply Michael, the proud son who quit a cushy IBM job to become a public school teacher. "He encouraged other to pursue their dreams, " cousin #SheilahMarby said. #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids

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L’épidémie a tué près de 40 millions de personnes dans le monde depuis plus de 30 ans. Nous ne les oublions pas.

Ce compte est un peu un « Patchwork des noms 2.0 ». Cette tradition, de réunir des créations très colorées – n’est ni une œuvre d’art, ni un décor. Son but est d’attirer l’attention du public sur l’épidémie, d’initier une prise de conscience, de combattre l’exclusion et la discrimination des personnes et d’entretenir le souvenir de ceux qui nous ont quitté. Cet espace symbolique de réflexion et d’émotion permet également aux proches des disparus de vivre leur deuil autrement, en partageant leur douleur. Ils peuvent d’ailleurs confectionner eux-mêmes des patchworks dans cet espace consacré à l’écoute, l’information et l’échange. Une belle démarche collective contre l’oubli auquel se joint désormais ce compte Instagram…

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  • Stefan

    Vous écrivez de Greg Louganis comme il serait mort:

    «… personnes disparues du Sida. Que ce soit Greg Louganis …»

    Mais c’est pas vrai, il est vivant…

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