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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Gay Men's Health Crisis

Gay Men's Health Crisis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
1. Gay Men's Health Crisis Marker
First Permanent Home
Gay Men's Health Crisis
Co-founded 1981 by:

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

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1981.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 314 West 22nd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Muffin House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Richard Ress, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Chelsea Historic District (about 700 feet away); Church of Saint Eleftherios
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.
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(about 700 feet away); James N. Wells Mansion - 1835 (about 800 feet away); Dylan Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arthur Miller (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Gay Men's Health Crisis (Wikipedia). The GMHC (formerly 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
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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.) 

2. The 1848 Martin House -- No. 318 W. 22nd Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on February 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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