2009-12-01

Names, World AIDS Day (Off-Topic)

In observance of World AIDS Day, I thought I would re-publish this list of names from my old (neglected and needing to be retired) Web site. These are some of the people, all men, I lost, nearly all to AIDS. I stopped actively maintaining this list in 1994. In alphabetical order.

  • William "Wolf" Agress, a lover, died in 1990
  • Andre, a bartender at the Tunnel Bar in the East Village, now defunct
  • Vincent Barnes
  • Jerry Bihm
  • Bobby
  • Colin Curran
  • Erez Dror, co-owner and -founder of the Black Hound Bakery in the East Village, New York City, now defunct
  • Jeff Glidden, a lover
  • Paul "Griff" Griffin
  • Martin Noel Jorda
  • David Kirschenbaum, community organizer with the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
  • Art Kohn, founder of the BackRoom BBS in New York City, now defunct
  • Jim Lewis
  • Luis
  • John Mangano
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • Morris Matthews
  • Karl Michalak
  • Mark Melvin
  • Norm
  • Tony Panico, my first lover in New York City
  • Charles Pope, barfly extraordinaire
  • Gordon Provencher, 1955-1992
  • Tom Raleigh
  • Craig Rodwell, founder of the Oscar Wilde Bookstore in Greenwich Village, NYC
  • Tony Rostron
  • Jurgen Schmitt
  • Giulio Sorrentino
  • Buddy Volani
  • Jeremy Wells
  • David Joseph Wilcox, 1957-1996

These are only 31 names of people I knew who died before I was 35 years old. There are countless scores, hundreds, more whose names I did not know, whose fates I never learned, or who have died since I stopped maintaining this list in 1994.

Related Content

David Joseph Wilcox, 1957-1996
Back in the Day, about the Backroom BBS, my first online community, in the 1980s.

Links

World AIDS Day

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