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AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed in San Francisco




 

Associated Press - February 13, 2012

San Francisco, CA (AP) - The AIDS Memorial Quilt is back in its hometown for its largest San Francisco exhibition since the project moved across the country more than a decade ago.

Local organizers began showing 40 sections of the massive quilt Sunday, and plan to hold free exhibitions around the city until Feb. 20.

The quilt was conceived by gay rights activist Cleve Jones. It has grown from 1,900 panels, each representing an AIDS victim, in 1987 to more than 44,000 panels today. It's managed by the Names Project Foundation, which moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Atlanta in 1999.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/ArHLmJ) that dozens gathered Sunday to see the quilt sections at the AIDS nonprofit in the Castro district. Some visitors cried as they listened to each name being read aloud.

___ Online: www.aidsquilt.org/



 


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