Monthly Archives: August 2020

“Years of Living Precariously”, A&U Magazine, chapter 4: Someone Like Me. Coming out, pursuing men, and practicing safer sex, pre-HIV discovery, Honolulu, 1984

Someone Like MePart IV of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemicby Bruce Ward In the summer of 1984, I went to stay with my parents in Honolulu. My dad had landed a two-year contract … Continue reading

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“Years of Living Precariously”, A&U magazine. Chapter 3: The Buddy System. Becoming a volunteer “buddy” at GMHC, 1983

Buddy SystemPart III of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemicby Bruce Ward The volunteer “buddy” program at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) was in its infancy when I joined in 1983. At its helm … Continue reading

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“Years of Living Precariously”, A&U magazine. Chapter 2: 1,112 and Counting”. Larry Kramer’s call-to-action in 1983 https://aumag.org/2020/06/22/1112-and-counting/

1,112 and CountingPart II of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemicby Bruce Ward In 1982, I was working at a mom-and-pop public relations firm that received the three daily New York newspapers: the New York … Continue reading

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