WORLD AIDS DAY 2020

Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland
June 22, 2021
Political Education and Participatory Democracy Pilot Series
October 3, 2020

A schedule of special events, in conjunction with Youth Action Northern Ireland

In December 2020, Community Dialogue and Youth Action hosted an Inter-generational story-telling zoom event: Stigma and Shame – experiences and perspectives on HIV/AIDS from the LGBTQ community through the decades.

This event followed from two-way conversations between different people of different identities and ages, sharing their experiences of growing up in their relevant decade and what life was like from a LGBTQ+ perspective. The events included short insights and stories that touch on shame and stigma but also alluded to hope and tenacity.

Our World Aids Day event tied in with a schedule of activities we facilitated with young people on the week before World Aids Day.

Questions that were posed included:

  • What does WAD conjure for you?
  • How have you encountered shame and stigma from an LGBTQ+ perspective?
  • How have things changed in terms of HIV/AIDS stigma?
  • How did HIV/AIDS impact your community?
  • How can we address stigma?