it really seems like (especially younger) lgbtq+ folks don’t quite understand the impact that aids had and continues to have on lgbtq+ communities. i’ve seen a lot of posts out there trivializing the aids crisis, from the zombie apocalypse fantasy to comments like “a few gays died of aids.” please please please read about this extremely important part of our collective history. please please please educate yourself about how it is still a huge problem today. please do all that before making flippant remarks about one of the most horrific tragedies in lgbtq+ history.
a good place to start doing this would be the film “how to survive a plague” which documents the beginnings of the aids crisis from the perspective of the lgbtq+ folks affected.
another excellent source of info (extremely extensive, but also very very long) is randy shilts’ book and the band played on. it’s a chronicle of the aids crisis, focusing on the effects in communities across the us, as well as the deliberate ignorance of the epidemic shown by homophobic and racist officials in washington.