From ACTUP/NY
http://www.actupny.org/index.html
May 26, 1998

It is with great sadness that I relay the news of Steve Michael's passing. Steve was instramental in resurecting the Washington DC exchange, and assisting in it's running.  Because of the tireless efforts of Steve and other AIDS and needle exchange activists in DC there is now a funded exchange program.

Steve was often criticized for his abrassive style, but he got things accomplished.  His ability to gain access to the media in DC around AIDS issues will be greatly missed, as will he.  Among the issues that Steve worked on where putting pressure on Clinton's parade of useless AIDS czars, condemnation of the exclusion of small AIDS organizations at Clinton's AIDS coffee, the AIDS Cure Act, Ryan White etc.  He was also central to ACTUP/NYs zap on Clinton on needle exchange at The Human Rights Campaign fundraiser.

Steve is survived by his lover Wayne Turner.  A political funeral is being planned for the middle of next week.  ACTUP/NY will have transportation available for anyone wishing to participate.  Please contact me at (718)832-1209.

ACTUP! FIGHT BACK! FIGHT AIDS!
ACTUP! FIGHT BACK! FIGHT AIDS!
ACTUP! FIGHT BACK! FIGHT AIDS!

Tim Santamour


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