The crosses represented people who had died of AIDS set out in a field in Oak Lawn created by the city of Dallas when it spent more money that year to fill in an abandoned excavation hole than it did on its residents who had AIDS. William Waybourn | Contributing Writer John Thomas always wanted to “go big” to recognize World AIDS Day.
Although he said, we should realize every day was “World AIDS Day,” this is more about John’s last day, Wednesday, January 20, 1999.
A picture William Waybourn took of John Thomas on a trip to Washington right after he became HIV positive. He said wanted this picture to represent how people should remember him (before he got sick).