Friday, February 5, marks the 18th anniversary of the death of Daniel Sotomayor, the prominent and often controversial gay artist and AIDS activist. To honor Sotomayor’s legacy, the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture is hosting an exhibit of his work, A Hero Comes Home. The title of the display is pointed: Sotomayor, who was profiled in a 1990 Reader feature titled The Angriest Queer, grew up in Humboldt Park, where the museum is located, but as a youth he endured abuse and homophobic bigotry. For Sotomayor to be saluted by a neighborhood institution carries a special message: as an openly gay Latino in the 1980s, Sotomayor was a leader for progress against the forces of hate and prejudice.