Skip to comments.AIDS activist Spencer Cox dies in NY at age 44
Posted on 12/23/2012 8:03:05 PM PST by massmike
AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who helped form an organization to boost treatment research and recently appeared in a documentary about an AIDS coalition, has died.
Cox, who was 44, died Tuesday at Allen Hospital in Manhattan of AIDS-related causes, according to his brother, Nick Cox.
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Does being an AIDS activist mean he helped spread the disease?
That’s the problem and an unsolvable mystery of AIDS activists that they tend to die young.
He just hadda be!
I pretty much thought they ended all of the early deaths from AIDS...but I guess not.
It is baffling isn't it. What is it about these people that makes them consistently die so young? We may never be able to put the pieces together and figure it out.
“Stop the Church”
ACT UP disagreed with Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s public stand against safe sex education in New York City Public Schools, condom distribution, the Cardinal’s public views on homosexuality, as well as Catholic opposition to abortion. This led to the first Stop the Church protest on December 10, 1989 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.
In December 1989, approximately 4,500 protestors mobilized by ACT-UP and WHAM! gathered outside a mass at the cathedral. A few dozen activists entered the cathedral, interrupted Mass, chanted slogans, or lay down in the aisles. One protestor broke a communion wafer and threw it to the floor. One-hundred and eleven protesters were arrested. Only minor charges were filed, punished primarily by community service sentences; some protestors who refused the sentences were tried, but did not serve jail time.
As a result of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral action, ACT-UP was publicly condemned by Mayor Edward Koch and some media for what they viewed as militancy and disrespect. ACT UP’s account of the event notes that “The news media choose to focus on, and distort, a single Catholic demonstrator’s personal protest involving a communion wafer.” However, the Cathedral protest was criticized as “stupid and wrong-headed” by others in the LGBT community, while one ACT UP leader denounced the protest as an “utter failure” and a “selfish, macho thing.”
Robert Hilferty’s documentary about the protest, Stop the Church, was originally scheduled to air on PBS. The film was eventually dropped from national broadcast by PBS, but still aired on Public-access television cable TV stations in several major cities including Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
Prayers for a misguided soul.
Did his name determine his destiny?
Spencer: Distributor of goods.
Cox: Well, Cox is Cox.
Sick sick sick.
I’m sorry to hear of any untimely death. But AIDS is a completely optional disease. There are simple ways to avoid acquiring it.
” It was after he moved to the Big Apple that he discovered he had HIV. “
Uh huh. Methinks the MSM/AP took out the word “homosexual” in the story.
Every year, my insurer (United Health Care) sends me a survey, that I must answer or they will raise my rates even higher than they are. They ask if I use tobacco in any form, Do I drink alcoholic beverages, how many servings of various food items I eat per week, how much I exercise and what form of exercise, when I had my last physical, tested for diabetes and on and on and on.
The single question they have never asked and never will is if I am a fudge packing queer. A dangerous life style where the AIDS carriers die young with that very expensive disease that queers are very prone to getting.
We live in a backwards world.
By the way, AIDS testing is free, no deductible, no co pay, for medicare recipients.
Another homo killed him when he contracted anal warts?
I can kind of see how someone who died in the 80s or 90s might not know, but c'mon!
It’s my birthday, so I am a little drunk, so allow me a little “look up your own data” room here...but I remember reading somewhere that AIDS research receives more research money than every other disease including cancer...is this true, or is it propaganda?
It is pretty much so now but I lost a neighbor some years back when he received AIDS contaminated blood from a blood transfusion after open heart surgery. There was also someone in the area that eventually died from AIDS that was acquired through a dental procedure. It's not always avoidable.
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