Watching the quilt spin on opening night was really special. The big bed was packed with queer people, many of whom I know, or know about. The bed is really, really big, and that's on purpose. Mayhew says "the scale of the bed is about the significance of THE BED to our histories...The bed is the place where, in the '90s gay men make work about dying from AIDS, where there were sodomy laws about our bodies and what we did there, where most humans are the most vulnerable and comfortable, and where many people in our communities who are homeless do not have the privilege to have access to." Beds aren't just where we sleep—they're where we love, organize, battle, make art, and do politics.