January / December #19 : Stoned in a Park - by Walter Armstrong and Faye Penn

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Cheese and Crackers

Blood from a Stone

A World Drenched in Blood

The Bride Wore White

Life After Ryan

Dream Team

Unmasked Avenger



Special Delivery

Tattoo Hullabaloo

Dirty Sticks, Dirty Tricks

Best Little U.S. AIDS Hospital

Blow It Dry

Desert Flora Has Anti-HIV Aura

DOT's the Limit

Murder by Member

Milk and Money

Stoned in a Park

By Any Peer Necessary


Dubin's List

Blood Money


If the Birds Come

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Home of the Brave

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Tribute-December 1996/January 1997

Patrick Webb's Adventures With Punchinello

Cremation Sensation

Sexual Healing

A Holistic Holiday How-To

Wisdom Out of Africa

And Nary a Drop to Drink

Adding in the Health Factor

Hitting Herpes Hard

Q Tip

Managed Care Joins Death and Taxes

Play Your Cards Right

Raising Hormones

Deadly Cocktails

In the Den

The Dating Game

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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January / December 1997

Stoned in a Park

by Walter Armstrong and Faye Penn

Bill will mark park a national AIDS monument

A San Francisco AIDS memorial is set to become the first congressionally sanctioned national AIDS monument in the country. In March, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi sponsored legislation to declare the 15 acres of dogwood trees, lilies and swamp irises in Golden Gate Park, known as the AIDS Memorial Grove, a national memorial. Sen. Dianne Feinstein sponsored a Senate version in August.

The bill, which is likely to be voted on this term, is not expected to be controversial because it requires no federal funding. Since its inception in 1988, the grove-borrowed from the city via a 99-year renewable lease-has been maintained entirely by private donations. "We believe all federal AIDS money should go to research, prevention and education," said Kerry Enright, executive director of the grove. "We don't ever want to take money away from that." The point of making it a national monument is "to remind people that AIDS is indeed a war in which we've lost more Americans than in Vietnam," she said.

Armistead Maupin and Calvin Klein are among those who have purchased $1,000 spaces in the grove's "Circle of Friends," a flagstone circle of 2,200 names of people felled by AIDS.

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