by Michael Martin / OUT Magazine

“David expressed the sense that the majority government in America had turned their backs on people with AIDS because they found them largely undesirable and disposable,” says filmmaker Joshua Sanchez.

“He held nothing back, and it made people in power very frightened. Many people today, especially young people, find themselves in a similar situation with the Trump administration. People can relate to his rage and conviction because they are living through the dark times of a government that they feel does not care about them. We can see this with recent protests about gun control, police targeting of people of color, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights — you see people carrying signs with slogans that David used in his own political actions and his art. He’s become a moral authority because his work is so visceral, so direct.”  Read the full article