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Candy Marcum and Howie Daire

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.

Jewel Thais-Williams

Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

Honoring the "Gay Family" I've Lost to AIDS: A Blog Entry by Jimmy Mack Img

Honoring the "Gay Family" I've Lost to AIDS: A Blog Entry by Jimmy Mack

"These men played a huge part in saving my life," writes Jimmy Mack about his adopted brothers and parents, his "gay family," that he lost throughout the years.

The Ultimate Unscheduled Event: A Blog Entry by Steven M. Natterstad, M.D. Img

The Ultimate Unscheduled Event: A Blog Entry by Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

"You, Dr. Bob's global online family, have suffered an immeasurable loss," writes Steven Natterstad, M.D. ("Dr. Steve"). In this blog post, Dr. Steve writes about the life and loss of his husband and partner for 18 years, Robert Frascino, M.D. -- a.k...

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A Hero Passes: Kiyoshi Kuromiya (1943-2000)

On May 21, I did something I hadn't done in a long time: I went to a memorial service. It had been a while for me. Funerals seem rare in the age of protease. Even so, I attended a memorial service for a remarkable man. Kiyoshi Kuromiya had died two w...