LGBTQ Memorials: National AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco, CA

Red roses lie on names engraved in stone at the AIDS Memorial
Roses lie atop names at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.

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This National Memorial began as a community effort to recognize the devastating loss of life from the AIDS epidemic, and an effort to create space for remembrance and grieving. Located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the Grove was restored from a state of disuse through the combined efforts of public and private groups and was designated as our National AIDS Memorial in 1996. A place of beauty, serenity, and local and national prominence, the Memorial Grove gives a sense of honor and a home in our national landscape for the millions of lives touched by AIDS.

Part of a series of articles titled Finding Our Place: LGBTQ Heritage in the United States.

Last updated: February 20, 2018