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Aaron Hicklin  Founder @onegrandbooks and Deep Water Literary Fest; proud former EIC @outmagazine

Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus - and fans. Court Street, Brooklyn

Someone left their lunch at 2nd Ave station.

#tbt Found a copy of the #Misshapes book in a second hand store in Chicago - and there I am in my happy place.

Detail from the Chagall windows at the @artinstitutechi

I interviewed @batshevadress for @obsmagazine @guardian - always inspired by people who make a success of a second career.

This #thanksgiving morning giving (loud) thanks for being a child of the 80s. My cat, who is too young to remember, is getting Eurythmics 101 right now.

Pip.

Conflicted about Camo Santa.

Remembering this series of covers for @outmagazine Storytellers issue last year: @janetmock @jillsoloway @ellenpage and @lpolgreen (who I profiled for the issue).

I love this IG account, and every entry chokes me up, but this one is a powerful encomium to the good that people do (and why hate cannot win). #Repost @theaidsmemorial 🔻
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“My doctor Jerry Rabinowitz was among those killed in the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting. He took care of me up until I left Pittsburgh for NYC in 2004.
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In the old days for HIV patients in Pittsburgh he was to one to go to. Basically before there was effective treatment for fighting HIV itself, he was known in the community for keeping us alive the longest. He often held our hands (without rubber gloves) and always always hugged us as we left his office.
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We made a deal about my T cells in that I didn’t want to know the numbers visit to visit because I knew I would fret with every little fluctuation and I also knew that AZT was not working for my friends. The deal was that he would just let me know at some point when the T cell numbers meant I needed to start on medications. The numbers were his job and my job was to finish my masters thesis and get a job with insurance and try to not go crazy.
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I got lucky beyond words - because when he gently told me around November 1995 that it was time to begin taking medications - there was an ACTG trial for two HIV medications that saved my life. One of which I still take today.
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Thank you ACT UP for getting these drugs into a safe but effect expedited research protocol. You saved my life.
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And thank you Dr. Rabinowitiz for having always been there during the most terrifying and frightening time of my life. You will be remembered by me always. You are one of my heroes just like the early ACT UP warriors - some of which I now call friend.” — by Michael Kerr
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#whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids

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