Today, of course, is World AIDS Day, though I am waiting for the time we won't need to acknowledge it other than to remind ourselves of what once was our lives, but last night, in Columbia, they held a Keep the Promise/End the epidemic event at the statehouse.
And my husband spoke on behalf of the Hispanic community in our state, which,sadly, is raked 8th in new HIV cases in this country.
And, because of his eyesight issues, and because it was dark by the time he spoke, the emcee of the event introduced him and then helped Carlos walk to the podium to speak. His speech was entirely in Spanish except for the first line:
"I am have failing eyesight but I still have my vision."
In the audience, an elder queerling was snapping pictures and getting teary eyed.
I am so proud of my husband.