03/02/2012 04:28 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Herbert Spiers, Canadian Gay Activist, Remembered On One Year Anniversary Of His Death

Herbert Roth Spiers, of New York City, died on March 2, 2011, surrounded by his partner of nine years, Joseph Daniel, of Manhattan, his sister, Linda Godby, and other beloved relatives and friends. A long-time survivor of HIV, Herb died of cancer. He was an early gay activist in Canada and a founding member of ACT UP, New York.

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