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From Under the Rock: An HIV Activist on Growing Up in The Reagan Crack Years Img
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From Under the Rock: An HIV Activist on Growing Up in The Reagan Crack Years

"I have come a long way from the small room I shared with my mother and brothers," says Ortiz-Fonseca. "I no longer have to check spoons for burn residue but I no longer have family to bear witness to the atrocities we survived."

The 1-in-4 Latino Gay HIV Forecast Brings Memories of One Who Did Not Survive Img
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The 1-in-4 Latino Gay HIV Forecast Brings Memories of One Who Did Not Survive

A new CDC estimate reminds Ortiz-Fonseca of a "magical queen" of his childhood: "We shared an internalized fear and innate survival skill of always having to be prepared to turn to stone when words like 'faggot' were thrown."