Pioneering AIDS Activist Rev. Stephen Pieters DiesDallas Activist & Longtime PWA Bruce Monroe DiesScott Robbe — Founder of Out in Film — DiesActivist-Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 82Garry Bowie of Being Alive Dies of COVID-19 Disease‘La Cage aux Folles’ Jerry Herman Dies at 88Life Expectancy Increases for Persons Living with HIVLongtime AIDS Survivor Jim Chud Dies at 6230th Anniversary of World AIDS DayPerformance Artist & HIV Educator Antron-Reshaud Olukayode DiesBroadway Composer-Lyricist Michael Friedman DiesAmerica’s Black MSM Show Higher HIV Prevalence of Any NationCDC Reports Significant Decline in Death Rates in African AmericansAPLA Founder Matt Redman DiesActress Alexis Arquette DiesOnly 20% of Sexually Active High School Students Test for HIVHIV Diagnoses Drop 19% from 2005 to 2014UNAIDS: Nearly 16 Million Accessing Retroviral TreatmentOnly 30% of HIV-Positive People Have ‘Virus Under Control’Southern States Become New U.S. Epicenter of HIV‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Steve Moore DiesUNAIDS: Steep Drop in HIV in Low-to-Middle Income CountriesSean Sasser, Former Partner of MTV’s Pedro Zamora, DiesUNAIDS Estimates Over 35M People Living With HIV2.3 Million Newly Infected, 1.6 Million Die of AIDS in 2012NYC Activist Spencer Cox DiesRobert Frascino — Doctor and HIV/AIDS Activist — DiesVogue Inventor Paris Dupree DiesGil Scott-Heron — Poet and Pre-cursor to Rap Culture — DiesRecord Numbers Worldwide Receiving Antiretroviral TherapyUNAIDS Reports Significant Decline in HIV InfectionsWashington DC Reports HIV Rate Higher than West AfricaAIDS Denialist Christine Maggiore DiesOver 565,000 U.S. Deaths From AIDSSocial Justice Leader Ferd Eggan DiesActivist & Clinton Advisor Bob Hattoy DiesNYC Dancer & Choreographer Willi Ninja Dies25th Anniversary of Initial AIDS Cases700,000 in Developing Countries Receive Antiretroviral TherapiesSon of South African Leader Nelson Mandela DiesGhana’s Kiki Djan — Keyboardist for Osibisa — DiesDancer-Actor Gene Anthony Ray of ‘Fame’ DiesTony & Emmy Award-winning Actor Michael Jeter DiesFashion & Celebrity Photographer Herb Ritts DiesDozens of Countries Suffer from HIV/AIDS SpreadHIV/AIDS Tops Causes of Death in Sub-Saharan AfricaCuban Singer Elena Burke DiesRobbin Crosby — Guitarist of Glam-Rock Band Ratt — DiesLance Loud of PBS’s ‘American Family’ DiesKenny Greene of R&B Group INTRO DiesJohn Brisbois, Soldier Who Fled ‘HIV Hotel,’ DiesStephen Gendin — Iconic AIDS Activist — DiesAIDS Activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya DiesRandy Krivonic, San Francisco Dancer, DiesIsraeli Star Ofra Haza DiesU.S. National Champion Figure Skater Robert Wagenhoffer DiesAIDS Becomes Number One Killer in AfricaSingaporean Activist Paddy Chew DiesGugu Dlamini Killed by Neighbors in South AfricaCountry Blues Artist Lonnie Pitchford DiesThomas Steel, Bay Area Civil Rights Lawyer, DiesNearly Half of U.S. AIDS Deaths are in Black PopulationActor-Screenwriter Murray Salem DiesWorldwide Total of AIDS Cases Grow to 30 MillionDouglas Hevenor, Award-Winning Dancer, DiesAfrobeat Star & Activist Fela Kuti DiesR&B Lyricist, Singer & Dancer Jermaine Stewart DiesPrincipal Dancer Christopher Boatwright Dies‘Heat of the Night’ Actor Howard Rollins DiesLA Musician Paul Delph DiesLuis Antonio Gonzalez, of SF Dance Center, DiesMore than 500,000 AIDS Cases Reported to CDCSan Diegan AIDS Activist James Thompson DiesKenneth Craig Innes, Broadway & TV Dancer, DiesTom McBride — ‘Friday The 13th’ Actor — DiesTV-Film-Stage Actor Richard Frank DiesWeHo Deputy Bruce Boland DiesChinese AIDS Activist & Disc Jockey JJ Chan DiesNative American Opera Singer White Eagle DiesSteve Silver — Creator of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ — DiesFilipino Singer Rodel Naval DiesMajor League Player Glenn Burke DiesBroadway Dancer-Actor Tony Azito DiesJimmy McShane, of New Wave Band Baltimora, DiesRapper Eazy-E DiesWriter-Activist Paul Monette DiesSan Francisco Political Organizer Scott Smith DiesBay Area AIDS Fundraiser Joseph Hollinger DiesC+C Music Factory’s David Cole DiesDisney Exec Gary Kalkin DiesKeith McDaniel, Alvin Ailey Soloist, DiesAIDS Becomes Leading Killer of Americans Aged 25-44Pediatric AIDS Activist Elizabeth Glaser DiesActivist & Reality TV Star Pedro Zamora DiesBilly Wilson of ‘Bubbling Brown Sugar’ DiesJoel Harrison, Founder of Hudson Rep Dance Theater, Dies‘Radical Faerie’ Barry Cundiff DiesNYC Poet-Performer Assotto Saint DiesBritish Figure-Skating Great John Curry DiesProducer-Songwriter Dan Hartman Dies‘Dallas’ Actor Dack Rambo DiesDerek Jarman — British Film Director & Activist — DiesAuthor-Journalist Randy Shilts DiesChicago HIV Physician Ron Sable DiesGay Journalist John Rowberry DiesBadlands singer Ray Gillen diesFilm Director Emile Ardolino DiesDutch Singer René Klijn DiesSan Francisco Activist Joan Baker DiesRobin Weir, Hairdresser to Nancy Reagan, DiesPortland Legislative Aide Keeston Lowery DiesRoy London — Influencial Acting Teacher — DiesLatin Jazz Giant Héctor Lavoe Dies‘Soul Train Music Awards’ Producer Anthony Sabatino DiesRick Redewill — Owner of San Francisco’s Lone Star Saloon — DiesFolk-Blues Musician Karen Dalton DiesWest Hollywood Pharmacy Owner Loyd Tittle DiesTennis Star Arthur Ashe DiesSOMA Event Producer Jerry Vallaire DiesJerry Mills, Pioneer of Queer Comics, DiesBallet Dancer Rudolf Nureyev DiesEZTV Founder John Dorr Dies11-year-old Glendale Boy Dies#1 Cause of Death for Young Adult Men is AIDSFlorida Teenager Ricky Ray DiesDavid Oliver, Emmy-winning Actor, DiesBisexual Rights Activist David Lourea DiesChicago Playwright Scott McPherson DiesTerry Clark, Houston Community Leader, DiesVeteran British Character Actor Denholm Elliott DiesPaul Jabara – ‘Last Dance’ Songwriter — DiesKeith Prentice — Larry in ‘Boys in the Band’ — DiesRon Woodroof, Founder of Dallas Buyers Club, DiesActor Anthony Perkins of ‘Psycho’ DiesMr. International Leather of 1983 DiesIrving Allen Lee, Television Soap Star, DiesGlynis Johnson, Bass Player for Chicago Punk Bands, DiesSpanish Illustrator Juan Suárez Botas DiesAlexis Sorel — Radical Faerie from Columbia — DiesAIDS Awareness Advocate Alison Gertz DiesActivist & Fundraiser Randall Klose DiesRobert Nemchik, Los Angeles Activist, DiesKris Anthony, Composer for Turtle Creek Chorale, DiesRoger ‘Jim’ Thompson — Bay Area Craftsman — DiesBroadway Showman & Songwriter Peter Allen DiesRobert Pruzan — Bay Area Photographer — DiesBrady Bunch’s Robert Reed DiesRobert Gladstein, Choreographer for San Francisco Ballet, DiesSharon Redd — Disco Queen, R&B Singer and ‘Harlette’ — DiesCanadian Figure-Skating Champion Brian Pockar DiesWest Hollywood Activist Edward Riney DiesScience Fiction Writer Isaac Asimov DiesLavender Hill Mob’s Marty Robinson DiesClark Tippet, ABT Dancer-Choreographer, DiesTheater Director AJ Antoon DiesNew York Dolls Drummer Jerry Nolan DiesMuppeteer Richard Hunt DiesSan Francisco Leatherman & Artist ‘Cirby’ DiesSacramento Activist Stan Hadden DiesPaul Martin Heltsley — San Francisco Writer-Editor — DiesPerformer Freddie Mercury DiesJacques Morali, Creator of Village People, DiesTony Richardson, Oscar-Winning Director, DiesNavy Vet & Leatherman Robert Douty DiesActor Brad Davis of ‘Midnight Express’ DiesSan Francisco Drag Performer Tippi / Erik Mead DiesSan Francisco AIDS Activist Zach Long DiesSteven Grossman — Singer-Songwriter of ‘Caravan Tonight’ — DiesDrag Performer Doris Fish / Philip Mills DiesThomas Hannan — Opera Singer & AIDS Activist — DiesTommy Lasorda Jr, Son of Dodgers Manager, DiesA Chorus Line’s Nicholas Dante DiesNYC Documentarian-Writer Phil Zwickler Dies‘Predator’ Actor Kevin Peter Hall DiesMarc Connors, Tenor with The Nylons, DiesDisney Lyricist Howard Ashman DiesEdward Stierle, Joffrey Dancer-Choreographer, DiesTrans Author-Activist Lou Graydon Sullivan DiesBallet Dancer Burton Taylor DiesBay Area Dancer Antonio Mendes DiesSan Francisco Playwright Robert Chesley DiesVideo Artist-Activist Ray Navarro DiesFilm Historian Vito Russo DiesCraig Russell, Drag Artist and Actor from Toronto, DiesDowntown NYC Club Performer John Sex DiesVirtuoso Pianist Jorge Bolet DiesActor-Singer Ray Stephens DiesRock Musician Tom Fogerty DiesSan Francisco Business Owner James Heady DiesBay Area AIDS Fundraiser David Lewis DiesBobby DeBarge, of R&B Band DeBarge, DiesPerformer Ethyl Eichelberger DiesKaisik Wong, Designer of Counter-Cultural Fashion, DiesBrazilian Rock Star Cazuza DiesBay Area Comedian Jim Samuels DiesPaul Giovanni — Composer for ‘Wicker Man’ Soundtrack — DiesNYC Fashion Illustrator George Stavrinos DiesNYC Dancer Demian ‘D-Man’ Acquavella DiesClarence Cain, Inspiration for Film ‘Philadelphia,’ DiesSan Francisco Playwright-Actor Dan Turner DiesActor Franklyn Seales DiesHouston Gay Rodeo Icon ‘Papa’ Strickler DiesIvy League Professor Jack Winkler DiesIconic Fashion Designer Halston DiesActor Stephan Burns of ‘The Thorn Birds’ DiesArtist Keith Haring DiesFilmmaker Bill Sherwood DiesTheater Director Leland Moss DiesMercy Killing and Suicide Shock Medical CommunityFashion Trailblazer Patrick Kelly DiesChicago Theater Director Gary Tucker DiesChoreographer & Activist Alvin Ailey DiesFrench Actor Rémi Laurent DiesCult Movie Icon Cookie Mueller DiesCynthia Slater — Founder of Society of Janus — DiesLevel 42 Guitarist Alan Murphy DiesStage & Film Actor Michael Carmine DiesActor Paul Shenar – Alejandro Sosa in ‘Scarface’ – DiesDrummer Movie Critic Kenny Lackey DiesJack Smith, of ‘Flaming Creatures’ Notoriety, DiesFashion Designer Angel Estrada DiesAIDS Cases in U.S. Reaches 100,000Amanda Blake — TV’s Miss Kitty on ‘Gunsmoke’ — DiesNASCAR Driver Tim Richmond DiesStudio 54 Creator Steve Rubell DiesStephen Hassenfeld, CEO of Hasbro Toys, DiesGeoff Mains — Author of ‘Urban Aboriginals’ — DiesTV Soap Villain Christopher Bernau DiesVirgil Pearson-Smith, Dancer with Metropolitan Opera, DiesPlaywright James Kirkwood Jr. DiesBay Area Classical Singer Elwood Thornton DiesVisual AIDS Founder William Olander DiesMike Rasfeld, Chicago Recording Artist, DiesTV-Film Actor Merritt Butrick DiesDr. Richard Hamilton — Bay Area Doctor — DiesPhotographer Robert Mapplethorpe DiesWHO Estimates Total AIDS Cases Worldwide at 400,000Pediatric Cases Grow to 1,440, with Blacks & Hispanics at 76%Dancer-Choreographer James Tyler DiesClaude Duvall — Founder of Noh Oratorio Society — DiesActivist-Author Joseph Beam DiesTV News Anchor Max Robinson DiesSinger-Performer Sylvester DiesGay GOP Activist Duke Armstrong DiesActor Timothy Patrick Murphy DiesPunk Vocalist John Morris (aka Black Randy) DiesChoreographer to the Stars Howard ‘Howie’ Jeffrey DiesSan Francisco Ballet Dancer Peter Childers DiesEntertainer Wayland Flowers DiesConcert Pianist David Anthony Keith Dies‘Father of West Hollywood’ Ron Stone Dies‘Boys in the Band’ Actor Leonard Frey DiesBay Area Theater Designer Jesse Hollis DiesColin Higgins — ‘Harold & Maude’ Screenwriter — DiesSan Francisco Actor Tommy Pace DiesStage & Film Actor Anthony Holland DiesGerman Actor Kurt Raab DiesSociety of Janus Editor Mark Joplin DiesFlamenco Dancer Cruz Luna DiesClassical Pianist Youri Egorov DiesNYC Choreographer Arnie Zane DiesBay Area Artist Chuck Arnett DiesMichael Cappara, Founder of City Centre Ballet, DiesSan Francisco Dancer-Teacher Joah Lowe DiesHollywood UMC Member Lyle Loder DiesWashington Ballet Choreographer Goh Choo San DiesSteve Tracy from TV’s ‘Little House on the Prairie’ DiesJerry Carlson, Conductor of Gay Men’s Choir of LA, DiesMost Americans Cite AIDS as World’s Most Urgent Health IssueGeoffrey Bowers, Plaintiff in Landmark Discrimination Case, DiesNew York City ‘Paradise’ EndsDancer-Choreographer Jorge Samaniego DiesCost of Ongoing AIDS Treatment Estimated at $50 BillionGay Cinema Pioneer Arthur J. Bressan Jr. DiesGay Games Founder Tom Waddell DiesSan Francisco Ballet Dancer Sean O’Neill DiesBroadway Director Michael Bennett DiesHustler Publisher Althea Flynt DiesRidiculous Theatrical Company’s Charles Ludlam DiesRobert Jacobson, Editor of Opera News, DiesGMHC President Paul Popham DiesJack Romann, Inspiration to Classical Musicians, DiesFashion Designer Willi Smith DiesFashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez DiesJay Phillips, Sculptor of Contemporary Work, DiesSacramento Classical Musician Neal LoMonaco DiesPianist & Vegas Showman Liberace DiesBay Area Actor-Director Chuck Solomon DiesBay Area Opera Director Arthur Conrad DiesFilm Actor Marcelino Sánchez DiesBlack & Latinx Cases Grow at Higher RateEsquerita, Flamboyant Pioneer of Rock n Roll, DiesFred Alizie, Tenor with San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Chorus, DiesBay Area Actor-Director Raymond Tasco DiesHistorian & Author Anthony Perles DiesNYC Interior Designer Robin Jacobsen DiesSan Francisco Actor-Musician Chaz Watson DiesCelebrity Make-Up Artist Way Bandy DiesNotorious Lawyer Roy Cohn DiesLeading Ballet Dancer Charles Ward DiesFashion Designer Perry Ellis DiesHerman George — Costume Designer for ‘Babylon’ — DiesFilm Actor Barry Robins DiesAward-winning Lyricist Howard Greenfield DiesAIDS Hospice Founder & Publisher Charles Lee Morris DiesGlobal Scope of Epidemic Becomes EvidentInfant Dwight Burk DiesB-52s Guitarist Ricky Wilson DiesFilm Legend Rock Hudson DiesDavid Goodstein, Publisher of The Advocate, DiesAIDS Infections Reach 10,000, per CDC HeadcountChicago Theater Actor J Pat Miller DiesMusical Director James Thomason-Bergner DiesDennis Parker — Disco Star & Soap Opera Actor — DiesLawrence ‘La-La’ Beach — Owner of SF’s Balcony — DiesEarly AIDS/KS Activist Bobbi Campbell DiesCalvin Hampton — Organist for Calvary Episcopal Church — DiesCharley Miller, of Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas, DiesFrench Philosopher Michel Foucault DiesPortugese Pop Star António Variações DiesSan Francisco Dancer Charlie Butts DiesTheatre Rhinoceros Founder Allan Estes DiesU.S. Military Veteran Dennis Yount DiesDancer-Choreographer Bill Kendall DiesCanadian flight Attendant Gaëtan Dugas DiesTV Producer Philip Mandelker DiesSan Francisco Actor-Singer John Ponyman DiesStephen Lamb, Profiled in New York Times, DiesKeith Barrow, Soul Singer & Son of Civil Rights Champion, DiesRussell Hartley, Performing Arts Archivist, DiesAIDS Patient Flown from Florida to California & ‘Dumped’Classical Pianist Paul Jacobs DiesSan Francisco Dancer Graham Conley DiesSinger-Performer Klaus Nomi DiesSinger-Musician Jobriath DiesKen Ramsauer – First Person with AIDS on TV – Memorialized in Central ParkInfant Diagnosed with AIDS Following Blood TransfusionFirst Male Supermodel Joe MacDonald DiesCDC Reports Additional Pediatric CasesCDC Issues First Report on Pediatric AIDS Case by TransfusionMusician & Producer Patrick Cowley DiesJimmy Howell – Bay Area Dance Teacher – DiesSan Francisco Dancer Larry Hinneman DiesTerrence Higgins – Hansard Reporter in UK – DiesHibiscus – Founder of Cockettes & Angels of Light – DiesAward-winning Broadway Actor Lenny Baker DiesBilly Kovinsky is First Canadian Known to Die of AIDSStonewall President Kenneth Schnorr DiesDancer-Choreographer Antony Valdor Dies45% of Patients Die by Year-EndKen Horne Dies of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in San Francisco‘Patient D’ Dies at NIH FacilityCDC Reports that 40% of Identified Cases Die of KS/PCPDoctors Identify More Cases in San Francisco & New York CityCDC Reports Initial Cases of HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles