Co-Founder of ACT-UP
Sunday January 5, Carl Goodman, one of the original AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) co-founders, jumped to his death off the Mt. Hope Bridge in Bristol, Rhode Island. Goodman, 58, leaves his husband Mario Cavero.
Michael Petrelis remembered Goodman on his blog, “Carl heartily approved of the activism and strategic zaps we ten or so members of the Lavender Hill Mob carried out. In February 1987, after the Mob had appeared at and disrupted a CDC conference in Atlanta about a Reagan administration proposal of mandatory HTLV-III, putting anger and access to treatments on the agenda through media attention we brought about, Carl and I were excited that Larry Kramer was soon to speak at the NYC gay community center about the crappy state of AIDS. Carl was with me at Larry’s now-famous talk that led to the formation of ACT UP and participated in many early actions, and was an occasional member of the Treatment + Data Committee.”
ACT UP was formed in 1987 and “is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.”
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