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Acknowledging the Grief AIDS Still Holds

Acknowledging the Grief AIDS Still Holds

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For Alan Klein, a breaking point of sorts came last December with the death of longtime AIDS activist Spencer Cox due to complications related to the virus. The same was true for many others who fought alongside Cox and Klein in ACT UP during the late 1980s and into the ‘90s. “Some […]

HIV and Aging Draw Big Crowd at Town Meeting

HIV and Aging Draw Big Crowd at Town Meeting

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Hundreds turned out for a town hall meeting on AIDS and aging that was convened in response to the death of a leading member of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. “A kind of bubble had burst,” said Peter Staley, a longtime gay rights and AIDS activist, referring to the […]

AN ACTIVIST’S DEATH

AN ACTIVIST’S DEATH

January 6, 2013 To the Editor: This is by far the best obit on Spencer yet (“Spencer Cox’s Legacy as a Treatment Activist and a Gay Man With AIDS,” by Paul Schindler, Jan. 2-15) and as a friend of Spencer’s, it’s much appreciated. Scott Gorenstein   January 13, 2013 To the Editor: Spencer’s concerns with […]

“How to Survive a Plague,” Tony Kushner Win Oscar Nominations

“How to Survive a Plague,” Tony Kushner Win Oscar Nominations

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “How to Survive a Plague,” David France’s documentary about AIDS treatment activism in the years prior to the mid-‘90s introduction of protease inhibitors, has been nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award. The film follows a group of ACT UP members whose efforts to make treatments available to tens of thousands […]

AIDS Activist Spencer Cox is Dead at 44

AIDS Activist Spencer Cox is Dead at 44

BY TROY MASTERS | As Gay City News was going to press on December 18, news surfaced that Spencer Cox, 44, a veteran of ACT UP and a founder of the Treatment Action Group, had died earlier in the day. According to Peter Staley, a colleague of Cox’s in ACT UP and at TAG, Cox […]