Tez Anderson, founder of Let's Kick ASS
ASS: AIDS Survivor Syndrome.
According to the mission statement posted on it's website, Let's Kick Ass is a grassroots movement of long term survivors, positive and negative, honoring the unique and profound experience of living through the AIDS epidemic.
"We're dedicated to reclaiming our lives, ending isolation, and envisioning a future we never dreamed of," the statement reads in part.
On Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, members of Let's Kick ASS attended a screening of We Were Here at the Castro Theater. The film is David Weissman's riveting documentary about the worst years of the AIDS crisis. A packed house sat in stunned silence as the film recalled the staggering volume of death that decimated the 1980s gay community. Survivors interviewed for the film tearfully recall losing virtually everyone they knew.More »