The Quilt: Echoes & Memories
In 2020, in the midst of another pandemic, The Quilt: Echoes & Memories offers us an opportunity to acknowledge, remember and learn from the valuable contribution of many unsung heroes of recent Irish history. Through an exploration of the Irish Names Quilt, the leadership and activism of Gay Health Action, and the courage and resilience of other Irish heroes, this exhibition reminds us of the importance of community, solidarity, hope, and working together when faced with adversity. Because of their efforts, and many others after them, today people living with HIV on effective medication live long and happy lives and with an undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV to their sexual partners. However, there is still more work to be done, ensuring access to medicines, proper funding of sexual health facilities, education, and removal of the stigma which still, unfortunately, exists in some sections of society.