- Published: Sunday, December 13 2015
- Written by Diversity Richmond
Metropolitan Community Church coordinated several events in commemoration of WORLD AIDS DAY.
The award-winning documentary, "Common Threads," which tells the story of the Names Project: AIDS Memorial Quilt, was shown at the Byrd Theater. A portion of the quilt was on display at Saint Paul's Baptist
Church on Creighton Road from Nov. 28 thru Dec. 13, 2015.
The World AIDS DAY service was conducted on Dec. 1 at Church of the Holy Comforter on Monument Avenue. Monument City Music dedicated a concert prior to the service. The community owes MCC Richmond much gratitude for the months of planning to produce such a beautiful tribute to those who are living with HIV disease, as well as those who we remember. Thank you Metropolitan Community Church Richmond.
Diversity Richmond was proud to support the Quilt's visit to Richmond through a 2014 grant.
Shown are a few of the Quilt panels that were on display recently at Saint Paul's Baptist Church. The panel for Billy Beazley (center square, lower right) is remembered by many Richmonders. After his diagnosis, Billy volunteered at the Fan Free Clinic as a public speaker who shared his story with many audiences. We remember.