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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: West Hollywood Mayor John Duran Rides in AIDS/LifeCycle 10
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran talks about AIDS and riding in AIDS/LifeCyle 10. Richard Zaldivar from The Wall Las Memorias is behind him. (Photo by Brett White courtsey the city of West Hollywood) (UPDATED for video) Openly gay West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who has been living with HIV ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: David Reid on Transgender AIDS Diva Connie Norman
  Transgender AIDS Diva Connie Norman kissed by Winston Wilde, author/AIDS activist Paul Monette's partner (Photo by Karen Ocamb) This is one of the most concise bios you can find on Connie Norman: “I often tell people that I am an ex-drag queen, ex-hooker, ex-IV drug user, ex-high risk youth, ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: Keiko Lane on ACT UP/Queer Nations Cory Roberts
ACT UP/Queer Nation's Cory Roberts swarmed by the LAPD during an AB 101 protest (photo by Karen Ocamb) The Unimaginable Future By Keiko Lane “You need gloves,” was the first thing Cory said as I walked into his house. It was Los Angeles 1991, the first week of queer street ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: ACT UP Demonstrates at the Federal Building in Los Angeles
One of the largest of the early ACT UP demonstrations in Southern California brought in over 400 people from all walks of life in October 1989 to demand that the federal government grant people with HIV/AIDS access to experimental drugs in the glacial FDA pipeline. Here’s the fairly comprehensive LA ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: Project Inform Director Martin Delany Talks About Compound Q
Project Inform Director Martin Delaney’s appearance in West Hollywood to discuss experimental AIDS medications drew praise and concern that the drugs wouldn’t be available in time to help those who most needed them.  
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: California AIDS Ride 1996
 
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: Rob Eichberg Talks About National Coming Out Day
Rob Eichberg was a noted psychologist and LGBT activist who created “The Experience” to help LGBT people with the coming out process. He died of AIDS in 1995, just before the life-saving HIV/AIDS medications became available. He and LGBT and Democratic activist Jean O’Leary created National Coming Out Day in ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: The AIDS Memorial Quilt on Display in Washington, D.C., 2000
My friend Renee Sotile covered the unfolding of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington DC as part of the March on Washington in 2000. She and her wife Mary Jo Godges of TraipsingThruFilms.com have edited that footage to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first CDC report on ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: ACT UP/LA’s Mark Kostopoulous—Unforgettable!
ACT UP's Mark Kostopoulous talks with Connie Norman (Photo by Karen Ocamb) “What the hell is this West Hollywood pretty boy doing here!” That was my personal thought as I watched a curly-haired, slightly mustachioed, levi’d hard bodied fox work the room passing out fliers. The room was one of ...
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6/21/2011
AIDS at 30: Noel Alumit on James Sakakura
James Sakakura (Photo by Noel Alumit) A Room Named James By Noel Alumit My standard of beauty at the time was some white guy. Seeing James, a well-built Asian man with a bald head and full lips made my head spin. He challenged my concept of beauty. He was a ...
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