This Friday, in the Kenneth Cole window at Grand Central Station, Gwenn and I are staging a Bed In For World AIDS Day. We’re doing this to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, to show that people with HIV can and do have safe, loving and healthy relationships.
AmfAR and Kenneth Cole partnered up to help this get maximum exposure, and Gwenn and I are thrilled that they believe in us and our ability to reach people. Of course, this whole idea harkens back to the John and Yoko bed-ins of the 1960’s, and the following Friday, December 8, will mark the 26-year anniversary of his death. I’ve often wondered how Lennon himself would have joined in the fight against HIV/AIDS and homophobia.
I’ll try to update on here as soon as I have information on what’s going on. Try to look for me, Gwenn and Kenneth Cole on the tube Friday, and if you’re in NYC stop on by the window. If you have Cinemax, tune in for a documentary that Gwenn and I are part of, it’s called Positively Naked and it aires at 7 PM (EST) on Friday, Dec. 1.
If you want to do something for World AIDS Day, send a message to all of your friends and tell them to light a candle, each click raises $1 for HIV/AIDS. Thanks to Bristol-Meyers Squibb and the good folks at the National AIDS Fund for organizing this effort.
Photos of Gwenn and I in our silky pajamas will be forthcoming, and I’ll do my best to update the blog on the road. Oh, and wish us luck! It might get chilly in that window, but it’s more than worth it if it gets someone to think twice about not only HIV/AIDS, but those who are living with it and those yet to be unnecessarily infected as well as affected.
UPDATE: Bed In moved from Rockefeller because bed wouldn’t fit in Rockefeller window. Choo choo, see you at Grand Central!