Each year, I give my daughter theater tickets for Christmas--a selfish gift, because then I get to go to the theater with her . (She doesn't have to take ME...)
Yesterday, we saw the play, A Normal Heart. It's about the early fight to raise awareness of and funds for research of HIV/AIDS---from the time when it was just "a strange cancer affecting a few gay men.
It was not a cheerful play. There was not a dry eye in the house. But it was outstanding.
If you have the opportunity to see this play, do.
It will also be released as a film with Mark Ruffalo as the protagonist in 2014, as well.
(I'd also recommend the movie Dallas Buyer's Club, though the promiscuous sex scenes at the very beginning--which drop off almost immediately---have triggered some people; if you can get past that, or show up 10 minutes into the movie--it gives another look at how things were, when the fight was young. Take Kleenex to this one, too.)