Monday, December 14, 2009

Sad Goodbye

Dennis deLeon, former New York City human rights commissioner and long-time AIDS activist, has died,

The Latino Commission on AIDS issued a news release Monday, saying that deLeon was a "pioneer" and a "visionary," as well as a "tireless advocate for social justice and one of the first openly HIV-positive Latino leaders in the country."

New York Mayor Bloomberg praised deLeon on Monday, saying in a statement that the activist "demonstrated a lifelong commitment to public service."
Dennis DeLeon was 61.


Brooke Santor said...

We are losing alot of the people who saw us thru the early AIDS crisis

Wonder Man said...

I'm learning a lot about him

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