Politics and Policy / Science & Medicine

Episode 199: Peter Staley

  Relationships can begin with affection and end in misery. The divorce courts abound with examples. The opposite vector is less typical. When AIDS activist Peter Staley encountered Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Staley says that he and his cohort “put a bullseye on him, and we made his life a bit hellish.” Today the two men regard each other not only with respect but fondness. Adversaries became allies, plus music from Robert Duncan and Karl Meyer, who’ve always gotten along. They say.

    •  PERSON: Anthony Fauci
    •  PLACE: LGBT Center
    •  THING: his pill case
    •  RANDY’S Place: 13th St. btwn 7th & 8th

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