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The History of Pride From a 29-Year Survivor of HIV and AIDS

    Dab Garner
    Dab Garner
    "I moved to San Francisco right after graduation to be with my boyfriend. It was like I had found the motherland."
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    "The doctor told me I would probably not live to see my 20th birthday, which was only six weeks later. I flew home to Florida to visit my family to come out -- except this time I was coming out not only as a gay man, but one with a new, deadly illness."
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    "When I am asked if Pride is still relevant in 2010, I have to say yes."
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    "To take for granted what Pride and Pride events truly mean is to forget our history and our future. We would not only be dishonoring those who sacrificed to give us the freedoms we do have today, but failing to gain true equality for future generations of our LGBT community."
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    Dab Garner