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No Time for Heroes

To the editors: With over 90,000 dead from complications believed to be caused from AIDS, the Reader offers its readers a lesson in machismo masochism. The article, “The Angriest Queer” by Joseph Crump [August 17], is an example of the misinformation necessary to make a martyr. Hate, stupidity and discrimination are tragically as much of […]

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Return of Unsafe Sex

To the editors: Your article on “The Angriest Queer” [17 August] was very good as far as it went–a character sketch of Danny Sotomayor. But it seemed briefer than your usual cover article, with its endless detail, and it did not say what Sotomayor has really accomplished. I don’t mean to suggest he hasn’t accomplished […]

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Did Royko Have It Coming?

Like the Bible and William Shakespeare, Mike Royko has now been annotated. The guerrilla wing of gay activism in Chicago performed this scholarly deed two weeks ago, picking apart a July column about AIDS and offering it as proof of Royko’s sins. During the night of August 2, members of ACT UP/Chicago faxed the Royko […]