https://www.thebody.com/tag/death-mourning

Death & Mourning

The Latest

David Webster and Larry Kramer

On Loving and Losing Larry Kramer: An Interview With His Husband, David Webster

“Even at nearly 85, Larry was still a little boy,” said Webster.

By Tim Murphy
Ron Simmons

Remembering Dr. Ron Simmons, Black Gay Activist and HIV Champion Who Was So Much More

From the Vietnam anti-war movement to HIV/AIDS, TheBody remembers this trailblazing activist.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Stacy Jennings and Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network

Here’s How One Organization Is Helping Women Living With HIV Cope With the COVID-19 Era

“The impact ... has been devastating on women living with HIV,” says Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network.

By Tim Murphy
Deloris Dockrey

Remembering HIV Activist Deloris Dockrey, Recently Lost to COVID-19

The activist for the rights of Black women and immigrants living with HIV is remembered by friend and colleague Martha Cameron, M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Dwayne Brown (L) and friend, early 90s.

Coronavirus May Have You Feeling Down. But Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle Happens

Even in mass loss, hope springs eternal.

By Jaime M. Grant
Kimo Conant Golden Eagle

Walks, the Ocean, and Sobriety Meetings Help This Long-Term Survivor Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”

By Tim Murphy
digital funeral

Dealing with the Loss of Intimacy in the Time of Digital Funerals

“The heart emoji, the prayer hands emoji, the crying face emoji—and the last touch, the flower emoji. These are goodbyes on this plane, as we yearn to be forever connected in the life that comes after.”

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
Ace Robinson and cousin

African Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic—Including My Family in Albany, Georgia

HIV advocate Ace Robinson writes about the devastating impact of losing several family members to COVID-19.

By Ace Robinson
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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.