Author: David Taffet

Remembering friends on World AIDS Day

Two panels for original Round-Up Saloon owner, Tom Davis Alan Ross used to stage the parade almost singlehandedly. Now the parade is named for him. David Barton opened Hunky’s with his brother Rick. Three panels remember residents of AIDS Services Dallas. The panels only list them by first name. Oak Lawn Band Oak Lawn Bowling Association. Every group in the LGBT community lost friends.siteтиц и...

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Remembering friends on World AIDS Day

In 1981, Steve Freeman and his partner Rick opened TapeLenders on Cedar Springs. The store specialized in renting Beta tapes. Rick died a year or so after the store opened. (My member number was 232. I can’t remember my own phone number. I don’t know why I remember my original TapeLenders membership number) Steve was one of the most entrepreneurial people I’ve ever known. He opened a travel agency, The Reservation Desk. He bought a limousine and started a company called The Limousine Desk. When bookings took off, he bought a few more limos. He opened a gay bar where Peker’s is now. When the Havana Inn in Oklahoma City became a gay resort, he opened a card shop inside the hotel called Jungle Red. After his death, his employees at Jungle Red made this quilt panel for him. Attached to Steve’s panel is one for Vito Russo, author of “The Celluloid Closet” and co-founder of GLAAD.sitepr кампания...

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Remembering friends on World AIDS Day

Brent Cole was a travel agent at The Reservation Desk. I remember one day he was sitting at his desk crying because he suddenly couldn’t speak, but he was still able to communicate by typing into his terminal. He probably had CMV, but this was before much was known about that virus that attacks the organs. Because he couldn’t speak, we found other things for him to do. He only came into the office a few more time and he died a few weeks later. Geoff Boles was Brent’s partner. He came to work at The Reservation Desk after Brent died. He was with us for less than a year. He moved to an apartment at AIDS Services Dallas where he died a few months later.сайтреклама...

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Remembering friends on World AIDS Day

This Turtle Creek Chorale panel (lower left) was one of the earliest panels in the Quilt, made in 1987. It remembered the 12 members of the Chorale who had died of AIDS. Within a few years, the Chorale was remembering more than 100 members who had died. Each year at their Christmas performances, they place one poinsettia on stage for each member they have lost to AIDS.vzlomat-pochtu.ruонлайн позиция сайта в...

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Remembering friends on World AIDS Day

Bill Nelson and Terry Tebedo founded Crossroads Market. When they saw some of their customers were suddenly in need, they put up a shelf in the back of the store with a sign that read, “Leave a can, take a can.” That was the beginning of the AIDS Food Pantry. Bill was the first openly gay person to run for Dallas city council. The campaign ran out of Crossroads Market. If you saw “Milk,” you understand the campaign playbook down to details like going to the bathhouses to find people to drive to the polls on Election Day. Bill and Terry were founders of DGLA and the Resource Center. In 1983, Bill was the first host of “Lambda Weekly” on KNON.копирайтинг статьи на заказсайты на заказ...

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