‘La Cage aux Folles’ Jerry Herman Dies at 88Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Shares HIV+ StatusSinger Conchita Announces HIV-Positive StatusPerformance Artist & HIV Educator Antron-Reshaud Olukayode DiesHarvard Honors Elton John as Humanitarian of the YearBroadway Composer-Lyricist Michael Friedman DiesGilbert Baker — Creator of Rainbow Flag — DiesActress Alexis Arquette DiesWhite House and NIH Meet to Address HIV StigmaActor Charlie Sheen Announces HIV-Positive Status‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Steve Moore Dies‘How to Survive a Plague’ Hits TheatersSurvey Indicates Public Ignorance About HIV and AIDSVogue Inventor Paris Dupree DiesPublic Debates Transplant Ban of HIV-Infected OrgansAIDS Activist Elizabeth Taylor Dies at Age 79AIDS Denialist Christine Maggiore DiesNYC Dancer & Choreographer Willi Ninja DiesSon of South African Leader Nelson Mandela DiesErasure’s Andy Bell Announces HIV+ StatusGhana’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 DiesRobbin Crosby — Guitarist of Glam-Rock Band Ratt — DiesLance Loud of PBS’s ‘American Family’ DiesSoccerplayer Job Komol Suspended after Testing Positive for HIVIsraeli Star Ofra Haza DiesGugu Dlamini Killed by Neighbors in South AfricaActor-Screenwriter Murray Salem DiesAfrobeat Star & Activist Fela Kuti Dies‘Heat of the Night’ Actor Howard Rollins diesDance Festival Launched on Fire Island to Raise MoneyLA Musician Paul Delph DiesDominican Actress-Activist Ilka Tanya Payán DiesPoet & AIDS Activist Essex Hemphill DiesTV-Film-Stage Actor Richard Frank DiesNative American Opera Singer White Eagle DiesSteve Silver — Creator of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ — DiesMajor League Player Glenn Burke DiesBroadway Dancer-Actor Tony Azito DiesRapper Eazy-E DiesOlympian Diver Greg Louganis Shares HIV+ StatusWriter-Activist Paul Monette DiesC+C Music Factory’s David Cole DiesDisney Exec Gary Kalkin DiesPediatric AIDS Activist Elizabeth Glaser DiesActivist & Reality TV Star Pedro Zamora Dies‘Radical Faerie’ Barry Cundiff DiesNYC Poet-Performer Assotto Saint DiesProducer-Songwriter Dan Hartman Dies‘Dallas’ Actor Dack Rambo DiesAuthor-Journalist Randy Shilts DiesPioneer of AIDS Activism Michael Callen Dies‘Philadelphia’ Opens in Movie Theaters NationwideGay Journalist John Rowberry DiesBadlands singer Ray Gillen diesFilm Director Emile Ardolino DiesRoy London — Influencial Acting Teacher — Dies‘Angels in America’ Wins Four Tony Awards & Pulitzer‘Soul Train Music Awards’ Producer Anthony Sabatino DiesRick Redewill — Owner of San Francisco’s Lone Star Saloon — DiesTennis Star Arthur Ashe DiesSOMA Event Producer Jerry Vallaire DiesClub Pianist Frank Banks DiesBallet Dancer Rudolf Nureyev DiesEZTV Founder John Dorr DiesFlorida Teenager Ricky Ray DiesGay U.S. Sailor Killed in Homophobic Attack in JapanMr. International Leather of 1983 DiesSpanish Illustrator Juan Suárez Botas DiesRoger ‘Jim” Thompson — Bay Area Craftsman — DiesBroadway Showman & Songwriter Peter Allen DiesRobert Pruzan — Bay Area Photographer — DiesBrady Bunch’s Robert Reed DiesScience Fiction Writer Isaac Asimov DiesFashion Icon Tina Chow DiesMuppeteer Richard Hunt DiesSan Francisco Leatherman & Artist ‘Cirby’ DiesPaul Martin Heltsley — San Francisco Writer-Editor — DiesPerformer Freddie Mercury DiesMagic Johnson Announces HIV-Positive StatusSan Francisco Drag Performer Tippi / Erik Mead DiesGay Man Murdered in Montrose Area of HoustonSteven Grossman — Singer-Songwriter of ‘Caravan Tonight’ — DiesDrag Performer Doris Fish / Philip Mills DiesPoll: Fear of AIDS Causes Singles to Change Sexual BehaviorThomas Hannan — Opera Singer & AIDS Activist — DiesRed Ribbon Makes Debut at Tony AwardsA Chorus Line’s Nicholas Dante Dies‘Predator’ Actor Kevin Peter Hall DiesDisney Lyricist Howard Ashman Dies‘Paris is Burning’ Premieres in New York CityTrans 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 DiesActor-Singer Ray Stephens DiesRock Musician Tom Fogerty DiesSan Francisco Business Owner James Heady DiesPerformer Ethyl Eichelberger DiesBrazilian Rock Star Cazuza DiesBay Area Comedian Jim Samuels DiesPaul Giovanni — Composer for ‘Wicker Man’ Soundtrack — DiesNYC Dancer Demian ‘D-Man’ Acquavella DiesSan Francisco Playwright-Actor Dan Turner DiesActor Franklyn Seales DiesIvy League Professor John J. Winkler DiesIconic Fashion Designer Halston DiesActor Stephan Burns of ‘The Thorn Birds’ DiesArtist Keith Haring DiesFilmmaker Bill Sherwood DiesTheater Director Leland Moss DiesFashion Trailblazer Patrick Kelly DiesChoreographer & Activist Alvin Ailey DiesFrench Actor Rémi Laurent DiesCult Movie Icon Cookie Mueller DiesCynthia Slater — Founder of Society of Janus — DiesStage & Film Actor Michael Carmine DiesActor Paul Shenar DiesDrummer Movie Critic Kenny Lackey DiesFashion Designer Angel Estrada DiesAmanda Blake — TV’s Miss Kitty on ‘Gunsmoke’ — DiesNASCAR Driver Tim Richmond DiesStudio 54 Creator Steve Rubell DiesGeoff Mains — Author of ‘Urban Aboriginals’ — DiesPlaywright James Kirkwood Jr. DiesBay Area Classical Singer Elwood Thornton DiesVisual AIDS Founder William Olander DiesTV-Film Actor Merritt Butrick DiesPhotographer Robert Mapplethorpe DiesAIDS Anthem ‘Love Don’t Need a Reason’ ReleasedMadonna & Sanda Bernhard Join Dancefloor at APLA FundraiserDancer-Choreographer James Tyler DiesNYT Fashion Columnist John Duka DiesClaude Duvall — Founder of Noh Oratorio Society — Dies‘Ryan White Story’ Captivates TV AudiencesActivist-Author Joseph Beam DiesTV News Anchor Max Robinson DiesSinger-Performer Sylvester DiesActor Timothy Patrick Murphy DiesTexas Judge Lightens Sentence of Homophobic KillerPunk Vocalist John Morris (aka Black Randy) DiesSan Francisco Ballet Dancer Peter Childers DiesPoll: Sympathy for PWAs, But Not if They Are Gay or IV Drug UsersEntertainer Wayland Flowers DiesConcert Pianist David Anthony Keith Dies‘Boys in the Band’ Actor Leonard Frey DiesLos Angeles Zoning Board Decides AIDS Hospice Can StayAngels of Light Founder Rodney Price DiesBay Area Theater Designer Jesse Hollis DiesColin Higgins — Screenwriter of ‘Harold & Maude’ — DiesSan Francisco Actor Tommy Pace DiesStage & Film Actor Anthony Holland DiesGerman Actor Kurt Raab DiesOpera Conductor Andrew Meltzer DiesAIDS Hospice Ordered to Move from Hollywood NeighborhoodFlamenco Dancer Cruz Luna DiesClassical Pianist Youri Egorov DiesNYC Choreographer Arnie Zane DiesBay Area Artist Chuck Arnett DiesNeighbors Fight to Eject AIDS Hospice from HollywoodSan Francisco Dancer-Teacher Joah Lowe DiesUK Gay Newspaper Targeted in Arson AttackHollywood UMC Member Lyle Loder DiesWashington Ballet Choreographer Goh Choo San DiesAnd the Band Played On: Book Recounts Early Years of HIVHIV/AIDS PSAs Pop Up in AmericaLA Times Publishes ‘AIDS: A Global Assessment’Gay 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 DiesU.K. Princess Extends Hand to Person Living With HIVFashion Designer Willi Smith DiesFashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez DiesSacramento Musician Neal Lo Monaco DiesPianist-Showman Liberace DiesBay Area Actor-Director Chuck Solomon DiesBay Area Opera Director Arthur Conrad DiesRedbone Press Publishes ‘In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology’Fear of AIDS Linked to Increase in Anti-LGBT ViolenceFilm Actor Marcelino Sánchez DiesBay Area Actor-Director Raymond Tasco DiesHistorian Anthony Herschel Perles DiesSan Francisco Actor-Drummer Chaz Watson DiesCelebrity Make-Up Artist Way Bandy DiesFashion Designer Perry Ellis DiesHerman George — Costume Designer for ‘Babylon’ — DiesDancer-Choreographer Ed Mock DiesComic Actor Stephen Stucker DiesFilm Actor Barry Robins DiesNYT Columnist William F. Buckley Proposes AIDS TatooAward-winning Lyricist Howard Greenfield DiesAIDS Hospice Founder & Publisher Charles Lee Morris DiesLA Times Poll Indicates Americans Support AIDS QuarantineTelevangelist Tammy Faye Interviews PWA Steve PietersB-52s Guitarist Ricky Wilson DiesFilm Legend Rock Hudson Dies‘As Is’ Opens on Broadway‘The Normal Heart’ Opens at the Public TheatreMusical Director James Thomason-Bergner DiesLawrence ‘La-La’ Beach — Owner of SF’s Balcony — DiesWest Hollywood is Born with LGBT-Majority CouncilSan Francisco Closes 14 BathhousesNYT Article Erroneously Suggests AIDS Transmission via Saliva is PossibleEarly AIDS/KS Activist Bobbi Campbell DiesFrench Philosopher Michel Foucault DiesPortugese Pop Star António Variações DiesSan Francisco Dancer Charles Butts DiesTheatre Rhinoceros Founder Allan Estes DiesU.S. Military Veteran Dennis Yount DiesDancer-Choreographer Bill Kendall DiesSan Francisco Actor-Singer John Ponyman DiesTV Medical Drama Tackles Subject of AIDS in EpisodeFirst AIDS Discrimination Lawsuit Filed in NYCComedian Eddie Murphy Perpetuates Stigma in HBO SpecialSan Francisco Dancer Graham Conley DiesNewsweek Magazine Puts ‘Gay America’ on CoverWeHo Gay Bars & Bathhouses Empty as Misinformation SpreadsRev. Troy Perry Debates Jerry Falwell on TV‘I Will Survive’ Addresses Epidemic on Public Radio in Los AngelesTelevangelist Jerry Falwell Claims AIDS is Punishment for HomosexualityAIDS Coverage Lands on NYT Front Page20/20 on ABC Broadcasts In-Depth Story on AIDS CrisisFirst Male Supermodel Joe MacDonald DiesFrontiers Magazine Re-prints ‘1,112 and Counting’ on CoverFirst In-Depth Article on AIDS Published in NYT MagazineNational AIDS Hotline Opens to High DemandEarly AIDS Activists Issue Warning to NYC CommunitySan Francisco Dancer Larry Hinneman DiesPlay Fair! First to Advocate for Safe Sex PracticesFront-Page Story on AIDS Appears in Mainstream PressStigmatizing Label ‘GRID’ is CoinedHibiscus – Founder of Cockettes & Angels of Light – DiesAward-winning Broadway Actor Lenny Baker Dies‘Dreamgirls’ Opens on BroadwayElizabeth Glaser Receives Blood Transfusion during Childbirth Process‘Gay Cancer’ Enters the HIV/AIDS Lexicon