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Gay Men's Health Crisis

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
1. Gay Men's Health Crisis Marker
Inscription.
First Permanent Home
Gay Men's Health Crisis
1982-1984
Co-founded 1981 by:

Nathan Fain
Larry Kramer
Dr. Lawrence Mass
Paul Popham
Paul Rapoport
Edmund White
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First President of the Board:
Paul Popham
1947-1987


 
Location. 40° 44.698′ N, 74° 0.002′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 22nd Street west of 8th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 West 22nd Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chelsea Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); James N. Wells Mansion - 1835 (about 800 feet away); Chelsea Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir Arthur C. Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shirley Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clement Clarke Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cushman Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Gay Men's Health Crisis (Wikipedia). The GMHC (formerly
Gay Men's Health Crisis Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
2. Gay Men's Health Crisis Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here between the two first-floor windows.
Gay Men's Health Crisis) is a New York City–based non-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based AIDS service organization whose mission statement is "end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected."...The organization was founded in January 1982 after reports began surfacing in San Francisco and New York City that a rare form of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma was affecting young gay men. After the Centers for Disease Control declared the new disease an epidemic, Gay Men's Health Crisis was created when 80 men gathered in New York writer Larry Kramer's apartment to discuss the issue of "gay cancer" and to raise money for research. GMHC took its name from the fact that the earliest men who fell victim to AIDS in the early 1980s were gay....The founders were Nathan Fain, Larry Kramer, Lawrence D. Mass, Paul Popham, Paul Rapoport and Edmund White. They organized the formal, tax-exempt entity. At the time it was the largest volunteer AIDS organization in the world. Paul Popham was chosen as the president. (Submitted on November 5, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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