A new T-shirt designed by artist Zach Grear and available through Adam’s Nest celebrates the AIDS Memorial on Instagram project and raises much-needed funds for Housing Works.
The AIDS Memorial on Instagram is an online remembrance of lives and loves lost to the epidemic. Its purpose is to preserve the legacy of the epidemic through the stories and images of those who succumbed to AIDS. The tagline “What Is Remembered, Lives” reflects the Memorial’s 3,400 postings and counting, which are available at www.instagram.com/theaidsmemorial.
Adam’s Nest is a shop in the East End of Provincetown, Massachusetts, that offers “Art, Apparel, Jewelry & Whatnot” during the summer season. Year-round, the shop also runs an online shop dedicated to the company’s founding principle of operating a business “with a purpose.” Thus, Adam’s Nest makes monthly donations to GLAAD and the Trevor Project and regularly supports a variety of causes and individuals throughout the year, including the Indivisible Fund, the ACLU, the Ali Forney Center, Gays Against Guns, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, and Rainbow Railroad. When you order, each item in the collection indicates the respective charity that it supports.
In the case of the AIDS Memorial T-shirt, twenty-five percent of the retail price (from $30) will be donated to Housing Works, a non-profit that fights for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, and other lifesaving services. Founded in 1990, Housing Works maintains advocacy offices in New York City, Albany, Washington, D.C., Mississippi, Haiti and Puerto Rico, and has provided a variety of services to more than 30,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS (housingworks.org).
In addition to the AIDS Memorial T-shirt, Adam’s Nest also offers a Silence = Death T-shirt and PrEP T-shirts and pins.
Artist Zach Grear designed the “What Is Remembered, Lives” T-shirt for the AIDS Memorial. A native San Franciscan, Zach now lives in New York City, a self-taught artist in sync with 1970s queer New York punk art (zachgrear.com).
For more information on Adam’s Nest and to order the AIDS Memorial on Instagram t-shirt, log on to www.adamsnest.com.
—Reporting by Hank Trout