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AIDS Activist Dennis deLeon Dies

Longtime AIDS activist and former NYC human rights commissioner Dennis deLeon died in Manhattan today at age 61. He was one of the first city officials to disclose that he was HIV+. The cause was heart failure, said Bruce Kiernan, Mr. deLeon’s companion for 32 years. Mr. deLeon learned he was H.I.V.-positive in 1986 and had grown weaker in recent …

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