Saturday, June 07, 2014

US History 1973 - 2014 Commonplace Book: Lecture 12, AIDS in America (Con't)

If I had written this a month ago, I would have used the figure '40'. If I had written this last week, I would have needed '80'. Today I must tell that 120 gay men in the United States -- most of them here in New York -- are suffering from an often letheal form of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma or from a virulent form of pneumonia that may be associated with it. More than thirty have died.

—Larry Kramer, NY Native, August 24/September 6 issue, 1981
Introduction to (and explanation of) this quote series can be found here.  Read this tag to see all of them.

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