Community Voices: On World AIDS Day, we salute progress and consider remaining challenges
Nov 29, 2017 - Bakersfield Voice

In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, there weren’t enough Cal Dennys. An openly gay man in Bakersfield – which took a measure of courage back then – Cal formed the first AIDS hotline in Kern County and put himself squarely on the front lines of this new and mysterious virus that some were calling the “gay plague,” divine retribution for the “sin” of homosexuality. The world …

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