World AIDS Day in San Francisco (1997)

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A KTVU news report by Rob Roth from December 1st 1997 featuring a ceremony and commemorations for World AIDS Day at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. Includes views of Dianne Feinstein and Willie Brown and speeches by Helen Miramontes (whose son lives with AIDS) and the grove's Executive Director Thom Weyand. There are also interviews with Bob Holloway, the partner of William K. "Billy" Horton (1955-1988), who passed away from AIDS and Phyllis Gomez, whose son Michael Gomez also died from AIDS. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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I would like to thank the folks from BATA for all of their painstaking hours of work that went into this. I know this was a huge undertaking and you will be rewarded in this life as well as into the next realm of our Universe (in others words, as most of my family would say or wish you, God Bless you for what you have done). The piece you preserved was a piece that I never saw until now and I am grateful you choose to preserve it. Billy lives in our hearts and it is nice to see his name around town so not to forget him. You folks made it a lot  easier to share with our friends the tributes that he has been part of. Thank you once again. Joe Horton

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