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08/15/2011

Vintage Video: 'There are about 1,200 detected cases'…'we have to find the cure and we have to find it quickly'

by Jeremy Hooper

His role in the history of HIV/AIDS is a controversial one. But in 1983 -- when much, including the immeasurable price of silence, was largely misunderstood -- Mayor Ed Koch greeted an MSG audience to rapturous applause:


"You think there's homophobia in the White House?"
[YT: BettyByte]

That most of the folks in the second clip fail to recognize the enormity of the elephants in the room? The sad irony is not lost on me, hindsight benefactor that I am.

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