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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 06:44 PM
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Mike Tidmus, AIDS and LGBT activist from San Diego, dies at age 60
Source: SDGLN

SAN DIEGO Well-known AIDS and LGBT activist Mike Tidmus of San Diego died Sunday. He was 60.

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On his Facebook page, Mike Tidmus described himself as "Just your basic left-leaning, snark-loving, disbelieving, AIDS-aware online hangout for intelligent 'mos and the folks who love us."

Born Aug. 22, 1951, in Toronto, Canada, Tidmus worked in Europe and the United States before settling in San Diego in 2008. He had built a successful career as a creative director, art director, writer and photographer for advertising and marketing firms.

Tidmus wrote a popular blog miketidmus.com, where he wrote about heterosexual privilege, "Poor Oppressed Christians," "ChristoFascism," "Crazy Fundies" and other issues facing the LGBT community. ...

Read more: http://sdgln.com/news/2012/01/16/mike-tidmus-aids-and-l...



His name may not be known to everyone, but, believe me, this is a huge deal to the LGBT community at large, especially to those of us who have spent years trying to make the Web work for us in the never-ending war against homophobia.

Smart as hell and wickedly funny, with a take-no-prisoners attitude, Mike was a well-known, irreplaceable fighter for civil rights for all.

And Mike was one of my online friends. Sometimes just a word from him was the only thing that kept me writing.

I miss him already.

If you never visited his site before, it's not too late: http://www.miketidmus.com/blog /
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 09:06 PM
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1. I am so sorry for your loss--and for everyone's loss.
Rest well, hero.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 04:49 AM
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2. I am so very sorry. He sounds like a remarkable man.
He'll certainly leave a a huge void, including for you. I wish him Godspeed and that his work will carry on... ;( :hug:
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 06:52 PM
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3. RIP. nt
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-19-12 07:07 PM
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4. Peace to him, his family and friends and to all of us....
I've been reading through his blog, and still am, and I might just learn a thing or two. Goodness knows I have room for improvement. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope that you're okay.

I'll light a candle... :hug:
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