January 6, 2013

To the Editor:

This is by far the best obit on Spencer yet (“Spencer Cox’s Legacy as a Treatment Activist and a Gay Man With AIDS,” by Paul Schindler, Jan. 2-15) and as a friend of Spencer's, it’s much appreciated.

Scott Gorenstein


January 13, 2013

To the Editor:

Spencer's concerns with the mental and physical health of gay men are spot-on. As he pointed out, the incidence of depression among gay men is a multiple of the general population. Today, there a lot more openly gay people in the biomedical community than when TAG, ACT UP, and amfAR began. It is reasonable to assume that a lot of gay and/ or gay-friendly people will take up research and treatment issues of this sort. Maybe the model has not changed: target things, like ACT UP and TAG, toward finding ways to better the mental health of gay people.

Glenn Mallory


January 12, 2013

To the Editor:

Thank you, Paul. As a friend of Spencer's, I have truly been confused by his death. Your writing seemed to help me understand how to maybe move forward. In Spencer's memory, making a difference.

Timothy Lunceford


January 14, 2013

To the Editor:

Thanks so much for this holistic view of a wonderful man.

Jim Deadwyler



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