There is a growing movement calling for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to back the creation of a national HIV/Aids Memorial.
London, hit hardest by the pandemic in the UK, was chosen by petitioners on 38degrees.org.uk because of its central role in establishing National HIV/Aids services.
But while London is a world leader in many things, it lags behind other cities like New York, Sydney and Paris in commemorating those who lost their lives to the condition.
‘We want the Mayor of London to support our campaign for a national memorial in the city, by meeting with campaigners and helping in practical ways to find a location, funding and wider support’, urged the petition.
2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partly decriminalised sexual acts between two men in private.
The petition, which has nearly 3,000 signatures at the moment, will be delivered at a London Assembly meeting tomorrow (December 7).