“Looking Back, Loving Forward,” the theme of this year’s Boston Pride celebration, acknowledges advancements in gay rights and commemorates seminal historical events like the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Part of the reflection on LGBTQ history of the last century is the painful absence of what could have been — the blank spaces left by the thousands lost during the AIDS crisis, including trailblazing artists, activists and other cultural icons. The FATHERS Project, a new web series out of San Francisco, is imagining a world in which those people never died.


Leo Herrera - San Francisco-based activist, writer, filmmaker and creator of The FATHERS Project.

Russ Lopez - Boston History Project board member, historian and author based in Boston and Provincetown, MA. His latest book is The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond.

Harold Du-Four Anderson - Program director at New Hope Transitional Support, Weymouth; Member of the Fenway Health board of directors and former Boston AIDS Action Committee multicultural liaison.