July 2017

Elizabeth Glaser’s DNC Speech 25 Years Ago

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On July 14, 1992, Elizabeth Glaser gave a landmark speech on the AIDS epidemic at the Democratic National Convention in New York City; she was fighting for her life and for the life of her son, Jake.  She was also fighting to preserve the legacy of her late daughter, Ariel (who had passed from AIDS-related illness four years prior) and for millions of people in the United States and around the world living with HIV/AIDS.

While much of what Elizabeth said in her speech twenty-five years ago is still relevant today, tremendous progress has been made in the fight to end AIDS in the years since — in many ways, thanks to Elizabeth, and thanks to the generosity of the United States government (Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike) and the American people.

Today, Elizabeth’s legacy lives on through the work of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which has reached over 26 million women (and in turn, their families) with HIV services.

Learn more about the work of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.