When the Gay Gotham Chorus was founded in 1993, AIDS was fast approaching the height of its rampant killing spree in New York. Part of the mission of the organization from the start was to donate most or all of the profits from concert performances to the relief efforts and research funds against this terrible disease. All the while, the LGBTQA+ community endured horrific media and general public scrutiny. Politics and religion interfered in the quest for human empathy and helping others. Today, it would seem that we still haven't learned our lesson in society. In this short video series, brave members of ECMC, past and present, share their direct personal experiences of crisis and the wisdom they learned during the horrible AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s that took the lives of thousands of New Yorkers including partners and friends of our members. Our hope in creating this video outreach series is not only to show the inspiring resilience of these wonderful human beings, but to demonstrate a tangible way in which members of the LGBTQA+ community can be helpful and supportive to society at large. Listen to the messages of these brave men.