Accepted to Sundance – 'Quiet Heroes' – the story of Utah heroes Dr. Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Genuine heroes who treated us when so many were dying. A film by Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard. I cannot wait.
Dr. Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder are genuine heroes. When so many of us were dying in the days of the great plague--no one would treat us. Hell, no one would see us. Except Kristen and Maggie. Now, thanks to Sundance, the world will know. A film telling their AIDS story will inspire so many. Huge thanks to the filmmakers and my love forever to these women. When we passed the 2015 landmark non-discrimination bill signed by the Governor and the bill sponsors, the Governor turned around and gave me a copy--I handed it to Kristen and Maggie, the two people I most respect in the world.