The National Gay Men's Awareness Day in 2008 was launched by the National Association of People with AIDS, an organization that does not exist anymore after financial problems - sad story. Still, this commemoration day was still kept in life by other HIV and LGBT organizations in the nation.
There is a slogan about being gay I really like, it is "It takes balls to be a fairy". Yes, it really does, especially because all the efforts done in some countries in order to ignore or cancel these communities. I can safely say that their efforts will not get results, being gay is something just natural as being straight, it just happens. And everyone knows - or should know - that gay people have existed throughout time and they will keep existing, just like heterosexuals. So how about we celebrate together today and every other day? Be proud of who you are and take care. So get tested!
Source: Designers Against AIDS website