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Spencer Cox Dead

The First AIDS Generation: Grappling With Why We're Alive And What It Means

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

All of us who were in the trenches of the AIDS war are today dealing with the grief and the survivor guilt. Many are grappling with deeper scars and something akin to post-traumatic stress. But unlike for veterans of other wars, there isn't any built-in support system for us.

The Coming Epidemic: Is HIV Really What Killed Spencer Cox?

Andrew Miller | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Those of us who tackled the AIDS epidemic head-on are facing a new plague -- the one that likely killed Spencer Cox. As yet unnamed, it manifests in aimlessness, depression, broken relationships, substance abuse, unsafe sex and suicide.

Grief Is A Sword: A Eulogy For Spencer Cox

Peter Staley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

This death hit us hard. We have grappled to make sense of it. Why did he stop his meds? What role did his struggle with crystal meth play? Was this a failure of community? Are there lessons we can learn? These aren't just nosy questions by idle bystanders.

The Death Of Activist Spencer Cox: Wounded AIDS Warriors Suffering, Dying On Their Own

John Voelcker | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
John Voelcker

Spencer Cox's death last month was a wake-up call that highlighted once again the critical need for mental health programs and studies of the powerful trauma experienced by gay men in their 40s through 70s who've lived through the loss and destruction of entire communities due to AIDS.

The Private War That Killed Spencer Cox

Mark S. King | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

AIDS has always been creative in its cruelty. And it has learned to reach through the decades with the second-hand tools of disillusionment and depression and heart-numbing traumas, or, more to the point, using the simple weapon of crystal meth, with all its seductions and deceits.

Don't Be Angry At Spencer Cox; Be Angry At The Stigma That Pushes Gay Men Into Drugs And Unsafe Sex

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

It's high time for gay America finally to end the silence and speak out boldly about the plague of crystal meth addiction and abuse in our community that contributed to Spencer Cox's death -- and continues to destroy the lives of so many others.

Legendary AIDS Activist Dies At 44

AP | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who helped form an organization to boost treatment research and recently appeared in a documentary about an AID...