AIDS News Clippings

From "This Week in Texas" and other publications

7/24/81, first article in TWT
and below right, 7/3/81, first NYT mention

 

Early Texas Deaths

Clint Moncrief, Houston, died on 3/9/82
Roy Wimbrow, Houston, died on 4/28/82
Murray Wilkerson, Houston, on 5/29/82
Michael Nolan, Houston, died on 11/25/82
Jim Jones, San Antonio, died on 12/4/82
Donald Smith, Houston, died on 12/7/82
Joe Philpot, Dallas, died on 12/25/82
Stephen McCool, Houston, on 1/22/83
Eduardo Gonzales, Houston, on 1/28/83
Dexter Burnett, Houston, on 3/8/83
Geoffrey Thurman , Houston, on 4/17/83

After about this time, TWT stopped reporting on individual deaths
as "news" stories, it wasn't news any longer.
On June 17, 1983, TWT began its now famous Obits section,
in the back of the publication, and it became a "go to first"
whenever we picked it up for many years

 

1982

first reported Texas death

  

   
both would die in 1984

Gary Spino Obituary
Michael McAdory Obituary

   

sloppy research in the above article....with name misspellings,
and Moncrief died 3/9/82, not in 1981

1983

  

  

   

  

   

after this point, only selected clippings shown

1984

After the first few years there became way too many clippings to grab and share, so only selected ones will be shown from this point

1985

The Impact of AIDS on American Theatre
Billie Duncan

1986

date of flyer below unknown, but likely 1986

1987

The poignant article below mentions the above victims...

1988

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1988 AIDS Organizations

1989

1990

1991

  

1992

1993

1996

1998

   

2005

also see
AIDS: Houston's Response

Misc, from 2014....Drag Queen fundraising
from Dallas Voice, but relevant to state effort