Act Up

  • We See You: GuySpy’s Private Eyes

    April 24, 2012, 2:48 a.m.
    New York State of Mind Before we get into the groove of summer, it’s time to look back. On Wednesday, April 25, the AIDS activist group ACT UP is returning to its roots to stage a massive demonstration, to commemorate the group’s 25th anniversary—and bring much-needed attention to the cause. The demonstration starts at 11
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  • The Life of Death: The Pride and Prejudice of AIDS at Thirty

    June 8, 2011, 10:29 a.m.

    When I heard about Tim’s death everything came rushing back. Forty-five years old, gym body, pretty face, life in New York. He’d been waiting in line. I didn’t know him well, but what little I’d heard was all too familiar.

    He and his lover, Paul, met at a leather bar, had what I’d always assumed was an open relationship, and traveled back and forth from South Beach to Chelsea. It made more sense when I remembered they’d just taken an extended vacation in Europe and planned to leave Manhattan for a while; East Hampton would be their "temporary home." I’d almost forgotten about that closet-sickness tale.

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