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Peter Staley Eulogizes AIDS Activist Spencer Cox: VIDEO

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On Sunday, a memorial was held at NYC’s Cutting Room for AIDS activist and ACT UP spokesman Spencer Cox, who died in mid-December of AIDS-related causes.

CoxCox was a member of ACT UP’s Treatment & Data committee and later co-founded the Treatment Action Group (TAG), becoming a “citizen scientist” who wrote the drug trial protocol proposed for testing protease inhibitors in 1995 which was adopted by the pharmaceutical industry.

Cox was featured in David France’s award-winning documentary How to Survive a Plague, as was his friend and fellow ACT UP activist Peter Staley. Staley delivered a movingeulogy for Cox at this weekend’s memorial, called “Grief is a Sword”.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP…

And there’s a transcript on HuffPost.


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