Description: Recorded as part of the Lambda Archives of San Diego’s 20th anniversary.
Additional Description: In the fall of 1983, a few months after moving to San Diego, Alberto Cortès started volunteering with the San Diego AIDS Information Line. San Diego had 22 documented cases of AIDS. Established earlier in 1983, the information line was managed and staffed by 15-20 volunteers – mostly gay men – and was one of San Diego’s first educational/informational responses to AIDS. Alberto has been involved in the fight against AIDS ever
since. During the last 24 years he has participated in numerous organizations and currently serves as executive director of Mama’s Kitchen – a unique, volunteer-driven organization that provides home-delivered meals, grocery bags and pantry services to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS or other critical illness.