This disease did not play favorites. Both straight and gay friends were its target. Today, though, we have medication that extends folks' lives way past what we thought was possible only a few years ago. My friend Michael is now 20 years past diagnosis. And I am very grateful.
Bruce, Dean, Don, Willy, Dave, Bob and Jimmy, Lois, Ann, and Paula: I still think of you. I love you. You helped to make me what I am today.
(This disease, though in check a bit, has not yet been eradicated. On behalf of friends, family, your community, and your world, please continue to support the effort to make AIDS a disease of the past.)