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David Barr

David Barr is a native New Yorker who has been working as an AIDS activist since 1985. He's worked with the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, ACT UP, GMHC and many other organizations. He is currently working with the Joep Lange Institute.

Latest by David Barr

Madonna performing in 2012

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I'm Not Buying

Madonna paid a surprise visit to New York City's historic Stonewall Inn on New Year's Eve. But David Barr remembers a past in which the cultural icon appeared not to have much time for the LGBT community.

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Can a Conference (and an Activist) Outlive Its Utility? A Moment of Unabashed Navel Gazing

Life Without AIDS, Nearly

ACT UP/Paris founder Didier Lestrade put away his Doc Marten black high-top boots back in the Mitterand years. His "no more AIDS conferences" policy has been in effect since the Yokohama snoozer nearly 10 years back. He doe...